$500,000 prize for Indian American researcher

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Gurpreet Singh, Indian American researcher at Kansas State University (KSU), bags $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award for his research on nanosheets.

He, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering there, received the award for his project, "Scalable liquid exfoliation processing of ultrathin two-dimensional metal dichalcogenides nanosheets for energy storage devices".

What this means?

  • He is looking to develop ultrathin metal sheets, to help produce better rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors.
  • The project may also yeild catalysts for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production.
  • The prize money will also help him fund educational activities and workshops for high school students and teachers.

About the Prize

  • The National Science Foundation's 'Faculty Early Career Development Program' is one of the foundation's most prestigious awards for supporting early career faculty.


  • Faculty recognition and awards are an important part of Kansas State University’s plan to become a Top 50 public research university by 2025.
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