US NRI researcher gets National Science Foundation award

Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University, has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation Career Award for his research on nanosheets, one that will help him fund and organise educational activities for high school students and teachers. According to a University statement Singh has received the award for his research on 'scalable liquid exfoliation processing of ultrathin two-dimensional metal dichalcogenides nanosheets for energy storage devices. No current method exists to cost-effectively produce atomically thin TKDs in large quantities that Singh aims to make possible. Singh also plans to organise educational activities such as nanotechnology-oriented summer workshops for high school science teachers and female high school students. He said for long term sustainability it is important to look at alternative energy production routes as well as methods for efficient energy storage and distribution.