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Indian American Wins $500,000 Science Foundation Award

Indian American Wins $500,000 Science Foundation Award

An Indian American researcher, Gurpreet Singh has won a $500,000 National Science Foundation Career award for his work in Nanotechnology. He is an assistant professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Kansas State University.

The University released that he has done extensive research on “Scalable liquid exfoliation processing of ultra-thin two-dimensional metal dichalcogenides nanosheets for energy storage devices,” as per the University release.

His research can be used to help make better rechargeable batteries. He is planning to use the money received from the award for further research in order to help produce better rechargeable batteries, super capacitors, and catalysts for photo electrochemical hydrogen production.

He is also planning to use part of the award money to start educational activities for high school science teachers and female students in the field of nanotechnology.


He stated that he wants to create excitement about the opportunities in nanotechnology and also make others aware of the challenges related to scalable manufacture and high-cost that is currently hindering its introduction in practical applications.

The reason why Singh’s research is special is because it is the first time such a flexible paper electrode was used in a sodium-ion battery as an anode which operates at room temperature.

Singh’s research stands out as it is the first time that such a flexible paper electrode was used in a sodium-ion battery as an anode that operates at room temperature. Most commercial sodium-sulfur batteries operate at around 300 degrees Celsius.

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