Research Interests:

  • Laser-Assisted Science and Engineering
  • Synthesis, Processing, and Characterization of Nanomaterials
  • Laser-Based Additive Nanomanufacturing
  • 0D, 1D, 2D Materials and Hybrid Structures
  • Nanoelectronics, Optoelectronic, and Photonics
  • Energy Harvesting and Storage


  • Laser-Material Interactions
  • Laser Synthesis and Processing
  • Laser Processing
  • In-Situ Laser Diagnostics
  • Quantum Materials and Devices
  • Low-Dimensional Materials
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Photonics


  • Low-Dimensional Materials Synthesis, Laser Materials Synthesis, Laser Materials Processing, In situ Laser Characterizations – 2D Materials and Devices.

Research Interests:

  • Spatial, temporal, spectral, and energy-resolved laser-based processing of nanomaterials and devices.
  • Advanced laser-based techniques for additive nanomanufacturing, surface texturing, micro/nanoscale patterning, and direct writing.
  • Synthesis and processing of advanced functional materials including 2D materials and heterostructures.
  • In-situ optical imaging and spectroscopy techniques for studying the fundamental growth mechanisms and properties of low-dimensional materials and hybrid structures.
  • Multiscale functionalities of nanomaterials and architectures for nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, photonics, and sensing applications

Affiliated Faculty, Alabama Micro/Nano Science and Technology Center (AMNSTC)

Affiliated Faculty, National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME)

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) (past)

Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Electrical Engineering, 2013
BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Electrical Engineering, 2008
absorption interfacial phenomena applied electronics microelectronics solid state electronics photovoltaics light emitting diodes novel device concepts photoelectric cells quantum electronics quantum structures electron transfer ferroelectricity materials joining layered or superlattice materials metals or alloys transition metals photovoltaic materials physical properties materials preparation or fabrication radiation effects on materials materials, structure and phase surfaces and interfaces condensed matter physics photovoltaic cells laser materials processing laser spectroscopy laser assisted nanomaterials syntheses laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (libs) laser writing laser marking

McNair Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Materials Research Society (MRS)
Laser Institute of America (LIA)