Dr. Sanju Shrestha

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey

Dr Sanju from Kavrepalanchowk, currently residing in Lalitpur, is an Assistant Professor at the Central Department of Physics in Tribhuvan University where she completed her PhD in 2006 through the Third World Organization in Science Fellowship (TWOWS) in Trieste, Italy in a sandwich program with Jadvapur University in Kolkata and Tribhuvan University. She specializes in Low Dimensional Devices. She was also a treasurer of Nepal Physical Society (NPS) and has conducted research in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) through Visiting Scholar in Central of Excellencies, The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy. Dr Sanju is a leading woman in Science in Nepal and is an active member of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and Nepalese Society for Women in Physics (NSWIP).

Project title: Optimized Dielectric Stacks for Multi-bit Storage Resistive Random Access Memory (ReRAM) Devices for Neuromorphic Computing

Neuromorphic computing involve bio-inspired neural networks that are being proposed on a CMOS digital crossbar-based architecture with nanoscale non-volatile memory (NVM) arrays. One of the prominent NVM devices for it is Resistive Random Access Memory (ReRAM). Multi-level ReRam stacks indicates promising technologies for analog in memory computing applications related to inference and learning in artificial intelligence. Hence, this research will investigate reliability and repeatability characteristics of it. This project will connect Central Department of Physics and NJIT, correlate experimental results with theoretical explanation and publish high quality scientific research papers.

University Affiliation: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey

Dr. Sujit Kumar Shah

College of Arts and Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Hailing from Jhapa, Dr Sujit is currently based in Biratnagar working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry in Mahendra Morang Adarsh Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University. He completed his PhD in Surface Chemistry in 2016 and his final thesis was on Solution properties of cationic surfactants in alcohol-water mixed solvent media. He was a team member of The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS) funded research program in Basic Sciences and has published over 21 papers in reputed journals. He received first prize for Young Scientist Award by Ministry of Social Development in Province 1 and the young scientist award in Chemistry from TWAS in 2017.

Project Title: Construction of Mesoporous Carbon Dots from Surfactants for the Treatment of Organic Pollutants

The proposed project is intended to prepare new mesoporous material using Carbon Dots and surfactant as precursor, carbon dots are nano particles that have received enormous attention due to low toxicity, chemical inertness which is suitable basis for synthesis of mesopourous material. The material is expected to show high degree of adsorption of organic pollutants present in household waste water. It is expected that the material can be reused easily by photocatalytic oxidation of organic pollutant adsorbed.

University Affiliation: College of Arts and Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida