As a PhD candidate in Chemical and Materials Engineering department at University of Kentucky, I am working on the topic “Synthesis of Mesoporous Ceramic Thin Films with Controlled Pore Orientation and their Energy Conversion and Storage Applications”. I have 4+ years hands-on experience with semiconductor processing and development of oxide nanomaterials using physical vapor deposition (PVD), closed space sublimation (CSS) and sol-gel self-assembly (EISA). In materials characterization, my expertise includes X-ray analysis, electron microscopy, spectroscopy (FTIR, UV-Vis, PL, XPS) and semiconductor device characterization. I have collaborated with peer-groups from Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. I am about to graduate and looking for fulltime opportunities. My career objective is to work with a strong multi-disciplinarian team involved in materials research and development. My research interests are nanomaterial synthesis, thin film deposition, semiconductor processing and device fabrication, Li-ion batteries, polymer processing, nanocomposite and hybrid materials, photocatalysis and membranes.