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RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Professional Overview
  • Analyzed single crystal metals surface using Synchrotron Radiation (high flux photon beam) and positron beam spectroscopy
  • Performed qualitative, quantitative analysis and imaging of wide range of samples, using optical microscopy, SEM EDS, TEM, X-Ray, UV, and IR spectroscopic characterization.
  • Extensive experience in Ultra high vacuum techniques, thin films- CVD (passivation) and Sputtering.
  • Managed and executed multiple projects, supervised team of 4-6 members and ensured on time delivery by aligning activities and resources with project objectives
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic professional with 7+ years of experience in research, teaching and, lab management. Seeking research opportunities in the field of spectroscopy, optics, new materials and instrumentation development-analysis as well as semiconductor defect characterization and failure analysis where I can utilize my comprehensive problem solving abilities with experimental setups and research work expertise in materials characterization gained at the Brookhaven National Lab and at the Univ. of Texas Arlington.
Summary of Skills
  • Characterization Techniques: Auger Photoelectron coincidence spectroscopy(APECS), Positron- Auger electron spectroscopy (PAES)
  • X-ray diffraction(XRD), XPS and AES
  • Scanning electron microscopy(SEM), Atomic Force Microscopy ( AFM), Transmission Electron Microscopy(TEM)
  • FTIR and Raman spectroscopy Inductive coupled plasma atomic emission spec(ICP)
  • Tools: SIMION 8.0 - particle trajectory simulations Origin 8.1 Matlab 2012

  • Programing Languages: Pascal, C, C++, Assembly language programming of 8085/86

  • Operating System: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista, Mac iOS, MS Office Suite
Education
Ph.D. : Physics, 2014University of Texas at ArlingtonCity, State, US

Ph.D., Physics (Experimental Condensed matter), GPA 3.86/4.0, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), USA 2014 Research Topic: “Experimental studies of fundamental aspects of Auger emission process in Cu (100) and Ag (100)”. (Research Advisors: Dr A H Weiss; University of Texas at Arlington, Dr Hulbert; )

  • Advisors: Prof A.H Weiss (UTA) and Dr Steven Hulbert BNL Upton NY
  • Dean's Dissertation Fellow, 2014, STEM fellowship 2008-2014
Master of Science : Electronics, 2002University of Mumbai, IndiaCity, State, IN

Master of Science in Physics (Electronics) University of Mumbai, INDIA 2002

Bachelor of Science : Physics, 2000University of MumbaiCity, State, INBachelor of Science in Physics, University of Mumbai, INDIA 2000
Dissertation

Experimental studies of the fundamental Auger transition in Cu(100) and Ag(100). 

Work carried out at National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, and University of Texas at Arlington, USA.

•Developed a new experimental method to measure the contribution of inelastically scattered valence band electron in the low energy tail of the Auger spectrum

•The high intensity flux, linearly polarized beam provided narrow bandwidth excitation beam in VUV range to excite 3p core in Copper and 4p core in Silver . MATLAB 2012 was extensively used to extract signal from raw experimental data.

•These first of its kind measurements and methodology resulted spectrum solely due to Auger transition.

Professional Experience
Research Assistant
May 2009 to August 2014
Company NameCity, State
  • Positron Annihilation Induced Auger electron spectroscopic (PAES) study: at UT Arlington May 2009- Aug 2014 Topological Insulator and single crystal metals Cu(100) and Ag(100).
  • The surface compositions and the Auger signals from the (Bi2Te3Se) topological insulator (TI)'s top surface (~5A) was studied. These are the first ever experimental measurement of TI's with positrons.
  • The surface qualitative analysis of these materials along with the positronium formation at the surface defects and positron bind state was (is being) studied. Cu(100) and Ag(100)
  • The highly surface selective PAES measurements of Cu(100) and Ag(100) were obtained and compared with APECS to study the low energy tail of the spectrum along with surface defects and the energy sharing mechanism by electron in Auger transition.

  • Simulation and modeling of charge particle transport in new TOF PAES system using SIMION May 2009- Aug 2014
  • The charged particle trajectories envisioned the design of the new TOF PAES system and increased the efficiency of the beam, with the modelling we also estimated theoretically the time of flight of electrons from sample to the detector.
Teaching Assistant
August 2008 to August 2014
Company NameCity, State
  • Instructed various undergraduate courses and lab experimentsincluding electricity, magnetism, light, mechanics, and physics for non-science major.
  • Laboratory Instructor for UG Physics labs (Phys 1444-1442-1400-1401) Electricity, Magnetism, Light, Mechanics, Physics for non-science majors.
  • Class size : ~40 students from various majors (science ,engineering, non-science majors including nursing, architecture and music.)
  • Job Responsibilities: Provided with lectures, guided and assisted with experiments, prepared exams and graded experimental laboratory reports and exams.
  • Worked with professors of an undergraduate mechanics courses (both calculus based and conceptual based), including teaching in class as a substitute.
  • Assisted as a TA for grading homework, tests and assignments and held office hours.
Research Technical Assistant
February 2004 to August 2008
Company NameCity, State
  • Studied various metals, nanoparticles, powdered compound, Soil, water samples, pharmaceutical drug samples using various microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, such as ICPAES (Inductive coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy), TEM, SEM, and FTIR, XRF, XRD, UV-VIS
  • Worked on clean room facility- Wafer cleaning, oxidation, and deposition using Hot wire chemical vapor deposition (HWCVD) for passivation layers SiN, n-type and p-type doping.
  • Taught labs, design masters and undergrad physics labs and manuals.
Temporary Lecturer
January 2003 to April 2003
Company NameCity, State
  • Taught UG General Physics, Electronics lab, first year MSc laboratory.
Fellowships and Awards
  • Dean's Dissertation Fellowship (given to top 3 candidates in the college of science) 2014
  • STEM fellowship 2008 - 2014
  • Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship, Department of Physics, UTA 2008-2014
  • Travel Grant for APS conference 2012 and 2013
  • John D McNutt memorial scholarship for academic excellence 2011
  • Outstanding Student Leader -Nominee for active involvement in campus activities for students 2010
  • Lead and was part of the team which won Best Team work award three times 2010,2011, 2013
Publications
  • S Satyal, P Joglekar, S Kalaskar, K Shastry, S Hulbert, A Weiss. “Measurement of the background in Auger photoemission coincidence spectra (APECS) associated with multi electron and inelastic valence band photoemission processes” - Journal of electron spectroscopy and related phenomenon, 195 (2014) 66-70, May 2014
  • P Joglekar, K Shastry, N Fazleev, A H Weiss. ICPA 16 conference proceeding, May 2012, “Measurement of Positron Annihilation induced Auger electron spectrum for Ag(100)”. P Joglekar et al 2013 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 443 012078
  • K Shastry, P Joglekar, N Fazleev, A H Weiss. CAARI, May 2012, “Measurement of the spectra of low energy electrons resulting from Auger transitions induced by the annihilation of low energy positrons implanted at the Ag (100) surface”. AIP conference proceedings 1525, 444 (2013)
Papers and Lectures
  • P Joglekar et al (Oral) - American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting 2014 Denver
  • P Joglekar et al (Oral) APS March Meeting 2013 Baltimore, 2012 Boston
  • P Joglekar et al (Oral)Texas Section A PS (TSAPS ) Fall 2013 Brownsville, Tx
  • P Joglekar et al (Poster) APS March Meeting 2010 Portland, Oregon
Memberships and Affiliations
  • American Physical Society
  • President of Indian Cultural Council (ICC)-UTA 2009-2010
  • Active Member of International Yoga Center UTA since 2010
  • Active Member of Graduate Student Senate (GSS) UTA since 2009
Accomplishments
  • John D McNutt memorial scholarship for academic excellence 2011
  • Outstanding Student Leader -Nominee for active involvement in campus activities for students 2010
  • Lead and was part of the team which won Best Team work award three times 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Dean's Dissertation Fellowship (given to top 3 candidates in the college of science) 2014
  • STEM fellowship 2008 - 2014
  • Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship, Department of Physics, UTA 2008-2014
  • Travel Grant for APS conference 2012 and 2013
Skills

Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of materials using Spectroscopy, Microscopy, APECS, AES, PAES, XRD, XPS, FTIR, UV, RAMAN, ICPAES, SEM EDS, TEM.

Experience of working in clean room environment, Thin film deposition, using CVD, sputter deposition.

Experience of Ultra high vacuum techniques.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Mumbai, India
  • University of Mumbai

Job Titles Held:

  • Research Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Research Technical Assistant
  • Temporary Lecturer

Degrees

  • Ph.D. : Physics , 2014
    Master of Science : Electronics , 2002
    Bachelor of Science : Physics , 2000

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