Research

Fellowship Program

RAK-CAM Sheikh Saqr Fellows

  • Dr. B.L. Bhargava

    Dr. B.L. Bhargava

    Centre for Molecular Modeling and Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA, 19104-6323, USA
    Email: bhargav@sas.upenn.edu

    Dr. Bhargava B. L is a post-doctoral researcher in Prof. Michael L. Klein's group at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include modeling of materials and biological systems.

  • Dr. Md Showkat Ali

    Md Showkat Ali

    Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond, VA 23284, USA
    Email: msali@vcu.edu

    Dr. Ali is a post-doctoral researcher in Professor Samy El-Shall’s group at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. He obtained his B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees from Dhaka University in Bangladesh, and his PhD from Kyungpook National University in South Korea. His research interests include synthesis, characterization and surface modifications of polymers, polymer nanocomposites, and mesoporous materials.

  • Dr. K. S. Narayan

    K. S. Narayan

    Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
    Bangalore 560064, India
    Email: narayan@jncasr.ac.in
    Website: www.jncasr.ac.in/narayan

    K.S. Narayan has been pursuing research activities in the area of organic photolvoltaics over the last decade. He obtained his MSc. Physics from IIT (Bombay) and Ph.D. from - The Ohio State University, USA in the area of Low dimensional Molecular Magnetism in 1991. Subsequently he was a Scientist at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton. Since 1994 he is at JNCASR, Bangalore where he is a professor and heads the molecular electronics laboratory. KSN has been actively involved in studying electronic, optical, and magnetic phenomena and exploring device structures in synthetic polymeric/organic/nanoparticle based systems.

    His current research activities is focussed on: (i) Device physics of soft-electronic materials which involves fabrication of FETs, Solar Cells, large area imaging structures (ii) Photophysical and transport studies of conjugated polymers and carbon nanotube systems using quasi-near field scanning and spectroscopic techniques (iii) Electric Field induced instabilities in soft elastic films (iv) Photo-induced charge transport processes in Membrane Proteins and functional biological molecules such as bacteriorhodopsin systems.

    He has held Visiting Positions - Univ. of Illinois, Univ. of Michigan and Motorola Labs. He has over 70 publications and a U.S. Patent on Optical Control of Polymer Field Effect Transistors. He is an Editorial Board Member of Pramana Journal of Physics, Journal of Sensors, Synthetic Metals and a Senior IEEE member. He is also actively involved in community efforts related to usage, implementation and information dissemination of alternative energy resources

  • Thomas Douglas Bennett

    Md Showkat Ali

    Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
    Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QZ
    Email: tdb35@cam.ac.uk

    After attaining a first class Natural Sciences degree at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, Thomas Bennett joined the Functional Inorganic and Hybrid Materials (FIHM) group of Professor Tony Cheetham. Mr. Bennett possesses a chemistry background, having completed an extended project on lightweight porous hybrid frameworks. Currently, he is focusing on the effect of pressure and temperature on Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks (ZIFs), the synthesis of novel porous hybrid systems and elucidation of the mechanical properties of the above materials.

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  • Workshop on Advanced Materials 2013

    24/02/2013 – 26/02/2013
    RAK CAM is organizing the fifth International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2013) in Ras Al Khaimah during the period of 24 - 26 February, 2013

  • Workshop on Advanced Materials 2012

    19/02/2012 - 21/02/2012
    RAK CAM is organizing the fourth International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2012) in Ras Al Khaimah during the period of 19 - 21 February, 2012.

  • Workshop on Advanced Materials 2011

    20/02/2011 - 22/02/2011
    RAK CAM is organizing the third International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2011) in Ras Al Khaimah during the period of 20-22 February, 2010.

  • Workshop on Advanced Materials 2010

    21/02/2010 - 23/02/2010
    RAK CAM is organizing the second International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2010) in Ras Al Khaimah during the period of 21-23 February, 2010.

  • Workshop on Advanced Materials 2009

    21/02/2010 - 23/02/2010
    RAK CAM is organizing the second International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2010) in Ras Al Khaimah during the period of 21-23 February, 2010.