• Biomimetics and Nanotechnology
  • Bone Tissue Engineering
  • Biological nanocomposites (seashells and bone)
  • Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy
  • Atomic Force Microscopy and Nanomechanics
  • Vibrational Spectroscopy

Advanced composites, Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, Biomimetics, Materials characterization/modeling, Analytical electron microscopy, Bone tissue engineering.

Environmental Engineering, Construction, Civil Engineering
PhD, University of Washington, Materials Science and Engineering, 1996
MS, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, Solid State Physics, 1989
BS, University of Delhi, India, Physics, 1987
civil engineering construction engineering materials engineering biomedical engineering tissue engineering biomedical materials biomimetics materials science composite materials polymeric materials polymer science nanotechnology

Waldron Research Award, 2018

NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2002-2007

Researcher of the Year, CEA North Dakota State University, 2002

Roon Foundation Award, Federation for Coatings Technology, 1998

Presidential Scholar, Microscopy Society of America, 1996

American Society of Civil Engineers
Materials Research Society
Tau Beta Pi
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society