activities

** Funding Reviewer 

External 

– September 2020: Ad Hoc Reviewer National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER (DMR) proposal.

 – February 2020: National Science Foundation (NSF) Panel (CBET) at NSF Headquarter in Alexandria, Virginia.

 – September 2019: National Science Foundation (NSF) Panel (CMMI) at NSF Headquarter in Alexandria, Virginia. 

 – September 2019: Reviewer for the ACS PRF proposal.  

 – December 2018 : External reviewer for the Chilean National Science and Technology Commission  (Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica).

Internal 

 –  NJIT Faculty Seed Grant 2017: Reviewed seven proposals from various departments.

** Journal Editor  

– Guest editor (October 2020 – present) :: ASME Journal of Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion (JEECS)

-Working on a Special Issue : Mechanics of Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion

 – Guest co-editor (2019)::  Modeling and Nanofabrication of 1D and 2D Materials: Special Issue in Elsevier  Journal Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects

 Special Issue : Modeling and Nanofabrication of 2D Materials 

** Book Editor

Editor  – ‘Synthesis, Modeling, and Characterization of 2D Materials and their Heterostructures‘ by Elsevier. ISBN – 9780128184752 ; Link – Synthesis, Modeling, and Characterization of 2D Materials, and Their Heterostructures 

** Book Proposal Reviewer 

 – IOP (Institute of Physics) Publishing eBooks (December 2019)

** External Examiner of Ph.D. Final Thesis

** Journal Reviewer 

Nature Materials , Nature Communications , Advanced Materials, Nano Letter, ACS Nano, Nanoscale, CARBON, ACS Applied Materials & Interface, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids (JMPS), Materials & Design, Journal of Power Sources, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Computational Materials Science, European Journal of Mechanics – A/Solids, Mechanics of Materials, Journal of Materials Science, MRS Bulletin, Mechanics Research Communications, IEEE Sensor Journal, npj Computational Materials, npj Scientific Reports, Nano Energy, Extreme Mechanics Letters, Scripta Materialia, Journal of Applied Physics, Nanoscale Advances, Composite Part B: Engineering, ASME JEECS     

** Professional Membership

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Chemical Society (ACS), Materials Research Society (MRS), Society of Engineering Science (SES)

** External Activities

2021

* 04/14/2021: Master Final Thesis Defense – Mr. Vijay Pathak, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, USA. Proposal Title: The effect of crack angle and length in graphene fracture.

2020

* July 2020: Co-organizer of a mini-symposium on Multiscale Modeling of Low-Dimensional Materials & Structuresat the  World Congress in Computational Mechanics (WCCM) 2020, Paris, France (19-24 July, 2020). [Cancelled due to COVID-19]

2019

 * 11/25/2019:  Ph.D. Final Defense Committee Member of Mr. Xiaotian Wang. Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA.Proposal Title: A Study on Localized Growth, Transfer and Characterization of Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides 

  * 10/13/2019 – 10/15/2019: Organizer of minisymposium entitled “Mechanics of deformable atomically-thin materials” for the 56th Society of Engineering Science (SES) meeting at the Washington University in St. Louis, USA.

 * 02/22/2019 – 02/25/2019 : International Advisory Board, International Conference on Functional Nanomaterials, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Varanasi, India. 

 * 04/13/2019:  Ph.D. Proposal Defense Committee Member of Mr. Xiaotian Wang. Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA. Proposal Title: A Study on the Localized Growth and Photoluminescence of Transferred TMD Monolayers.

2018

 * 08/19/2018 : External Examiner of Ph.D. Final Thesis, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

 * 07/22/2018 – 07/27/2018: Lead organizer of minisymposium entitled Mechanics and Physics of 2D Crystalline Materials for the 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (July 22-27, 2018), New York City, USA. 

 * 05/04/2018:  Ph.D. Final Thesis Defense Committee Member of Mr. Kyle Godin, Mechanical Engineering – Stevens Institute of Technology, USA, Proposal Title: Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth and Characterization of Monolayer Tungsten Disulfide

 * Interviewer of undergraduate applicants for Brown University undergraduate admission.  

2017

 * 12/20/2017:  Ph.D. Proposal Committee Member of Mr. Kyle Godin, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA; Proposal Title: Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth and Characterization of Monolayer Tungsten Disulfide.

Before 2017

 * 06/01/2011 – 06/03/2011: Future Directions of Mechanics Research in honor of Prof. L. Ben Freund at Brown University, Providence, USA [Conference  Organizing Team]

 * 08/03/2008 – 08/07/2008: Interquadrennial Conference of the International Congress on Fracture (IQICF) at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, INDIA [Conference  Volunteer]

Internal Activities at NJIT

 2020

  * 12/03/2020: Ph.D. defense committee: Ms. Shaini Dilsha Aluthgun Hewage, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Project Title: The stability of nanobubbles and its application in contaminated sediment treatment

* 05/13/2020: Ph.D. proposal defense committee: Mr. Yu-Hsuan Cheng, Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Project Title : A non-planar interdigitated electrode with a uniform packed microfluidic channel for shear-enhanced impedence-based POC device

 * 05/13/2020: Ph.D. qual committee: Mrs. Suman Jaiswal, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Project Title : Study of Mullins Effect recovery in filled rubber materials in the presence of solvent

 * 04/07/2020: Ph.D. final defense committee: Mr. Sudeepto Kahali, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Project Title : Blast Shock-Wave Characterization in Experimental Shocktubes

 * 02/11/2020: Ph.D. final defense committe: Mr. Peter Totaro, Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Project Title :Effect of Voltage Variation on Electrochemical Anodization of Aerospace Aluminium Alloys

 2019

 * Faculty Search Committee Member for Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Materials Science, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, NJIT.

 * Developed new course (MTEN 205 – Mechanical Behavior of Materials) as part of the new BS in Materials Engineering program.

 * 04/22/2019: Master Thesis Defense Committee: Mr. Vishwas Danthi Shivaram, Physics Dept., Proposal Title: Magnetic Augmented Rotation System (MARS) – A Potential Approach to Energy Recovery & Generation 

 * 04/17/2019: Judge at the Dana Knox Student Research Showcase at NJIT, USA

 * University Commitee member for the “NJIT VISION 2025“. 

 * Department Commitee member for the “University Excellence in Teaching Awards”. 

 * Seminar coordinator, Spring 2019 Colloquium Series, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Technology, NJIT. 

 2018

 * Committee member to create a new undergraduate program at NJIT – BS in Materials Engineering.

 * Faculty Search Committee Member for Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Materials Science, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, NJIT.

 * 10/16/2018:  Ph.D. Proposal Defense Committee: Ms. Shaini Dilsha Aluthgun Hewage, Civil and Environmental Engineering – NJIT, USA, Proposal Title: The Stability of Nanobubbles

 * Fall 2018 : Committee Member – ME Undergraduate Curriculum, Teaching Awards

 * 08/17/2018:  Ph.D. Proposal Defense Committee: Mr. Sudeepto Kahali, Bio Medical Engineering – NJIT, USA, Proposal Title: Blast-Shock Wave Characterization in Experimental Shock Tubes

  * 05/04/2018:  Master Thesis Defense Committee: Mr. Swapnil Shivputra Rane, Physics – NJIT, USA, Proposal Title: Modeling of Oxygen Ingress Through Cork 

  * 04/27/2018:  Ph.D. Final Thesis Defense Committee: Mr. Bharath Babu Nunna, Mechanical Engineering – NJIT, USA, Proposal Title: Microfluidic Biosensor Functionalized with Gold Nano Particles on Interdigitated Electrodes 

 * 04/24/2018:  Ph.D. Proposal Defense Committee: Ms. Suchandra Das, Mechanical Engineering – NJIT, USA, Proposal Title: Electric Field Induced Self-Assembly of Mesoscale Structured Materials and Smart Fluids

  * 03/12/2018:  Ph.D. Final Thesis Defense Committee: Mr. Edison Chijioke Amah, Mechanical Engineering – NJIT, USA, Proposal Title: Electric-Field Assisted Manipulation and Self-Assembly of Particle Suspensions 

 * Seminar coordinator, Spring 2018 Colloquium Series, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Technology, NJIT.

 * Faculty Search Committee Member for Assistant Professor in Engineering Education,  Department of Engineering Technology, NJIT. 

  2017

* 12/10/2017:  Ph.D. Proposal Committee: Mr. Bharath Babu Nunna, Mechanical Engineering – NJIT, USA, Proposal Title: Microfluidic Biosensors with Functionalized Goal Nano Particles on Interdigitated Electrodes

* 11/30/2017:  Ph.D. Final Thesis Defense Committee: Mr. Simon Zhuang, Mechanical Engineering – NJIT, USA, Proposal Title: Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Catalysis with Metal-Organic Framework for Electrochemical Reactions

* 11/16/2017:  MS. Proposal Committee: Mr. Debdyuti Mandal, Mechanical Engineering – NJIT, USA, Proposal Title: Innovative Integrated Electrodes Based Biosensor for Biomarker Detection 

 * 10/17/2017:  Ph.D. Proposal Committee: Mr. Simon Zhuang, Mechanical Engineering – NJIT, USA, Proposal Title: Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Catalysis for Electrochemical Reactions: Synthesis, Characterization, and Improvement 

 * 04/19/2017: Judge at the Dana Knox Student Research Showcase at NJIT, USA

 * 03/01/2017:  Ph.D. Proposal Committee: Mr. Edison Chijioke Amah, Mechanical Engineering – NJIT, USA, Proposal Title: Electrohydrodynamic Manipulation and Self-Assembly of Adsorbed Particles

 * Faculty Search Committee Member for Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Thermal – Fluid Specialization) at NJIT 

  Before 2017

 * 12/14/2016:  Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Committee Member of  Ms. Suchandra Das and Mr. Islam Benouaguef, Mechanical Engineering – NJIT, USA

 * MIE Department Committee Member for the ‘NJIT – NCE Teaching Excellence Award 2016’

 * 05/06/2016: Poster Judge @ MECON – Mechanical Engineering Conference 2016, Stanford University, USA 

 * 05/01/2015: Poster Judge @ MECON – Mechanical Engineering Conference 2015, Stanford University,  USA