Feb. 2019: Awarded a Virtual Network Center from Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (SB, Lead US PI).
Jan. 2019: Our Work is Accepted for Publication in 'Nature Photonics'.
Jan. 2019: Developed a New Course 'ChE 494: Nanomaterials for Energy' for Spring 2019 at UIC.
Nov. 2018: Congrats Hisham Maddah! Best Poster Award to 'Molecular Optoelectronics' Project in GRCS 2018.
Nov. 2018: Organized 'Graduate Research and Career Symposium 2018' at UIC Chemical Engineering.
Oct. 2018: Co-Chaired the '2D Materials' Session at AIChE Annual Meeting 2018 and Presented 3 Talks.
Oct. 2018: Delivered an Invited Physics Colloquium on 'Quantum Materials and Green Energy' at the Department of Physics, Michigan Technological University (Oct. 25, 2018).
Oct. 2018: Participated in Annual STEM Faculty Launch Workshop at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA (Oct. 4-5, 2018) (with Funding Support for Travel and Other Expenses).
Sept. 2018: Our Work is Accepted for Publication in 'Nanoscale'.
Sept. 2018: Our Work is Accepted for Publication in 'ACS Nano' and Featured in Phys.Org and EurekAlert.
July 2018: Our Work is Accepted for Publication in 'ACS AMI' and Featured in 'NDTV' and 'Financial Express'.
July 2018: Delivered an Invited Talk on 'Graphene Nanotechnology and Energy Harvesting' at Ramaco Research Rodeo Conference 2018 at Sheridan, Wyoming. News!
June 2018: Participated and Presented Research on '2D Heterostructure Twistronics' at 'Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on 2D Electronics Beyond Graphene,' Stonehill College, Boston, MA.
May 2018: Joined as Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports, a Nature Research journal.
May 2018: Received First Research Grant of US$ 100,000 to Investigate 'Photo-Physics of Complex Mixed-Dimensional Nanostructures'. Work will be Performed in Collaboration with Berry Research Laboratory.
Nov.-Dec. 2017: Presented an Invited Talk and Co-Chaired a Session at 2017 MRS Fall Meeting (Boston) in 'Symposium NM02-Anisotropic Carbon Nanomaterials-Frontiers in Basic and Applied Research'.
Nov. 2017: Awarded a DOE User Proposal on 'Nanocrystalline Diamond in Heterojunction Photovoltaics' to Work at Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory.
Oct.-Nov. 2017: Presented '2D Materials Heterostructures and Photovoltaics' Research at 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting at Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Oct. 2017: Organized 'Graduate Research and Career Symposium 2017' at UIC Chemical Engineering.
Sept. 2017: Presented a Research Demo on '2D-Photovoltaic-Cells' at UIC Open House 2017.
Sept. 2017: Presented a Poster at 2017 Young Investigator's Chicago Meeting at University of Chicago.
June-July 2017: Behura Led the Project on 'Printing of Graphene Solar Cells and Building Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells' for High School Students in UIC Women in Engineering Summer Program (WIESP 2017).
June 2017: Our Work is Accepted for Publication in 'Nano Letters' and Featured in 'Science News'.
May 2017: Presented Speed Science Slam Talk at 2017 APS/CNM Meeting, Argonne National Laboratory.
Apr. 2017: Our Work is Accepted for Publication in 'ACS Nano' and Featured in 'Nature India' Magazine.
Mar. 2017: Our Work is Accepted for Publication in 'IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine'.
Jan. 2017: Developed a New Course 'ChE 494: Graphene and 2D Materials' for Spring 2017 at UIC.
Dec. 2016: Congratulations to Xin Yu for M.S. Thesis defense. Sanjay Behura as Co-Adviser.
Nov.-Dec. 2016: Presented 2D Materials Research in 2016 MRS Fall Meeting at Boston, MA, USA.
Nov. 2016: Organized 'Chemical Engineering Research Symposium 2016' at UIC.
Nov. 2016: '2D Materials Bridging UIC East and West Campus Researchers' in UIC-PDA Newsletter.
Nov. 2016: Joined University of Illinois at Chicago (Chemical) as Research Assistant Professor.
July 2016: Our Work is Published in 'ACS Nano' and Featured in 'The Economist' and 'Microbe Magazine'.
May 2016: Participated in 2016 APS/CNM Users Meeting at Argonne National Laboratory.
March 2016: Our Work is Published in 'ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces'.
Nov. - Dec. 2015: Presented on '2D Materials Growth' in MRS Fall Meeting 2015 at Boston, MA, USA.
Sept. 2015: Our Work is Published in 'Journal of the American Chemical Society'.
May 2015: Presented on '2D Materials Platelets' in 227th ECS Meeting at Chicago, IL, USA.
March 2015: Our Work is Published in 'ACS Nano' (Perspective).
Nov. 2014: Joined University of Illinois at Chicago (Chemical) as Post-Doctoral Research Associate.
Aug. 2014: Awarded a Grant of US$ 2,500 from DST, Govt. of India for C2D Summer School and CARBONHAGEN 2014 at Technical University of Denmark and Copenhagen University.
Aug. 2014: Charu Goel (IIT-BHU), Hatchinghoi Haokip (IIT-Madras), and Ajay Kumar (KIIT-BBSR) Completed Summer Internship at GERMI and Our Work is Published in 'MRI' and 'Superlattices and Microstructures'.
Aug. 2014: Defended Ph.D. Thesis at PDPU Gandhinagar, India. This Includes a 9-Month Research at University of Saskatchewan, Canada and 1-Week Ph.D. Summer Course at Technical Univ. of Denmark.
Nov. 2013: Our Work is Published in 'Carbon' and Featured in 'Times of India'.
Nov. 2013: Joined Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute (Solar Wing) as Junior Scientist.
Aug. 2013: Kamal Batra (IIT KGP) Completed Summer Internship and Our Work is Published in 'JNN'.
Oct. 2011: Awarded Commonwealth Graduate Student Exchange Program Scholarship of CAD 10,000 for Ph.D. Research Exchange at University of Saskatchewan, Canada (Yang Research Group).
May 2018: SB Joined Editorial Board of Scientific Reports, a Nature Research Journal.
Sept. 2017: SB and other ChE Faculty and Students in UIC Open House 2017.
June 2017: SB Explaining Graphene Synthesis Mechanism to High School Summer Students.
May 2017: SB Presented Speed Science Slam Talk at 2017 APS/CNM Meeting, Argonne National Lab.
Dec. 2016: Xin Yu Defended MS Thesis with SB as Co-Adviser and Prof. Vikas Berry (VB) as Adviser. Congrats!