Oct. 2018: SB is selected for 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: SB is invited to present his collaborative research work on 'Graphene Nanotechnology and Energy Harvesting' at Ramaco Research Rodeo Conference 2018 at Sheridan, Wyoming. News!
June 2018: SB participated and presented his research work on '2D Heterostructures' at 'Gordon Research Conference on 2D Electronics Beyond Graphene,' Stonehill College, Boston, MA.
May 2018: SB joined Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports, a Nature Research journal.
May 2018: SB received his 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.
Dec. 2017: SB visited NUANCE Center, Northwestern University (Scanned Probe Imaging and Development Facility) towards establishing collaboration with Dr. Gajendra S. Shekhawat in the area of energy materials.
Nov.-Dec. 2017: SB 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: SB awarded a DOE user proposal on 'Nanocrystalline diamond in heterojunction photovoltaics' to work at Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory (with Dr. Anirudha Sumant).
Oct.-Nov. 2017: SB presented '2D Materials Heterostructures and Photovoltaics' research at 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting at Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Oct. 2017: SB appointed as a faculty member of UIC Honors College for Spring 2018.
Oct. 2017: SB and other ChE faculty organized 'Graduate Research and Career Symposium 2017'.
Sept. 2017: SB participated 2017 IIN Symposium at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA.
Sept. 2017: SB and other ChE faculty and students showcased department's research and teaching activity to prospective students and their parents in UIC Open House 2017.
Sept. 2017: SB presented his research at 2017 Young Investigator's Chicago Meeting at University of Chicago.
June-July 2017: SB as Co-PI led the project on 'Printing of Graphene Solar Cells and Building Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells' for high school students under UIC Women in Engineering Summer Program (WIESP 2017).
June 2017: SB gave a lecture on 'Graphene Photovoltaic Cell' to George Westinghouse College Prep students.
June 2017: Our work is accepted for publication in 'Nano Letters' and featured in 'Science News'.
May 2017: SB presented speed science slam talk at 2017 APS/CNM Meeting, Argonne National Laboratory.
Apr. 2017: SB moderated a panel discussion on 'Future of Nanotech in Chemical Engineering' at UIC-ChE.
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'.
Mar. 2017: SB as Co-PI awarded a project 'Printing Plastics, Solar Cells, and Chocolates' from UIC-COE.
Mar. 2017: Our work is accepted for publication in 'Science Advances Today'.
Jan. 2017: SB developed a new course 'ChE 494: 2D Materials and Characterizations' for Spring 2017.
Dec. 2016: Congratulations to Xin Yu for M.S. Thesis defense. SB co-advised with Dr. Berry as adviser.
Nov.-Dec. 2016: SB presented his research in 2016 MRS Fall Meeting at Boston, MA, USA.
Nov. 2016: SB organized 'Chemical Engineering Research Symposium 2016' at Univ. of Illinois at Chicago.
Nov. 2016: '2D Materials Bridging UIC East and West Campus Researchers' in UIC-PDA Newsletter.
Nov. 2016: SB 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'.
June 2016: Congratulations to Kai-Chih Chang for M.S. thesis defense. SB mentored with Dr. Berry as adviser.
May 2016: Participation with 3 posters in 2016 APS/CNM Users Meeting at Argonne National Laboratory.
March 2016: Our work is published in 'ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces'.
Feb. 2016: Our work is published in 'Superlattices and Microstructures'.
Nov. - Dec. 2015: SB presented 1 oral and 1 poster in MRS Fall Meeting 2015 at Boston, MA, USA.
Oct. 2015: SB presented his research work at Argonne Postdoc Research and Career Symposium.
Sept. 2015: Our work is published in 'Journal of the American Chemical Society'.
May 2015: SB presented his work on '2D materials platelets' in 227th ECS Meeting at Chicago, IL, USA.
March 2015: Our work is published in 'ACS Nano' (Perspective).
Nov. 2014: SB joined University of Illinois at Chicago (Chemical) as Post-Doctoral Research Associate.
Aug. 2014: SB 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-Bhubaneswar) completed summer internship at GERMI.
Aug. 2014: SB defended his Ph.D. thesis at PDPU Gandhinagar, India. This includes a 9-month research exchange at Univ. 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: SB joined Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (Solar Wing) as Scientist 'B'.
Aug. 2013: Kamal Batra (IIT KGP) completed summer internship and our work is published in 'JNN'.
Oct. 2011: SB received Commonwealth Graduate Student Exchange Program Scholarship of CAD 10,000 from Govt. of Canada for Ph.D. research exchange at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
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.
Sept. 2017: SB (Faculty Adviser) with Other Members of UIC ECS Student Chapter.
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!