Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry
I have been here at Ball State University since Fall 2021. Before I was at US Naval Academy as Assistant Research Professor then as Adjunct Chemistry Professor teaching chemistry to midshipmen. In my free time, I will either be crocheting or knitting or reading or looking for crystals to add in my collection.
My College Experience
I did my M.S from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in Organic Chemistry then my Ph.D. from Clemson University, South Carolina in Physical Chemistry/Polymer Physics. I always planned to do my doctorate since I was in high school-it changed from Physics to Chemistry as I found that I loved Chemistry more. My research was focused on studying polymeric systems and surrogate fuels using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations.
What I have Learned?
During my graduate studies, I did summer internships at Sandia National Lab, New Mexico and thought I would like to continue in research field . At the US Naval Academy, I mentored several midshipmen in their research which made me realize that I enjoy working with students and teaching more. One thing I learned is that do what makes you happy and what you enjoy most. Never hesitate to ask questions or ask for help.