Talented Research Chemist with 3 years in concept initiation, product design and performance evaluation. Vast experience in material chemistry.
Research and Analysis
Spectroscopic techniques[ NMR,HPLC, IR, Raman,UV-Vis]
Clean room techniques.
Synthesis of Nanomaterials.
Excellent written and conversation skill.
Safety Control Committee Member.
Excellent classroom management
Teaching, tutoring and counseling
Clear public speaking skills
Instructional best practices
Contributing author to "Four Journal Articles" published in 2013-2016.
Graduate Teaching Assistant Award (2012-2013, UTSA)
Research Assistantship Award (2013-2015, UTSA).
College of Science Presidential Award (2014, UTSA).
Student Research Assistant03/2016 to CurrentUniversity of TennesseeKnoxville, TN
Teaching Assistant08/2012 to 05/2013The University of Texas at San Antonio One UTSA CircleSan Antonio, Texas
Responsible for two laboratory sections per week, each consisting of approximately 20-24 students.
Duties include pre-laboratory lectures, assisting students in conducting experiments, grading experimental reports as well as class examinations, and tabulating overall laboratory grades.
Graduate Research Assistant04/2012 to 10/2015University of Texas at San Antonio One UTSA CircleSan Antonio, TX
Hands-on experience on Synthesis and characterization of Nanomaterials such as metallic and bimetallic nanoparticles, semiconductor quantum dots etc.
and their applications in devices such as photovoltaic.
Heterojunction hybrid system characterization and device fabrication, Solid understanding of an organic small molecules including PEDOT:PSS, P3HT, PCBM, Spiro-OMeTAD among others.
Clean Room tools and techniques, Micro and Nano fabrication, Photolithography, Nanosphere Lithography, Wet and dry processing, RCA and Piranha cleans, Metal assisted electroless chemical etching, Thin film sample preparation, Anodization of AO template, Thin Film Growth· Atomic layer deposition, Thermal Evaporator, Thermal oxidation and Annealing, Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Atomic force microscopy (AFM), Solar simulators, Quantum Efficiency Measurement tool, Ellipsometers, , Four point probe, Contact angle measurement tool, Surface profiler, UV-Vis-Infra spectrometer, Raman Spectrometer.
Nuclear Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), Colum chromatography, High-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) among others.
Chemistry Lecturer08/2010 to 05/2011Global College
Master of Science: ChemistryDecember 2015University of Texas at San AntonioSan Antonio, TX, USAGPA: GPA: 3.78
Department of Chemistry
American Physical Society (APS) member since 2014. SACNAS member since 2013. Nepal Chemical Society (NPS) member since 2007
Please see my google scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=F8gc0w0AAAAJ&hl=en 1. Sharma Manisha, Pushpa Raj Pudasaini, Francisco Ruiz-Zepeda, Ekaterina Vinogradova, and Arturo A. Ayon. "Plasmonic Effects of Au/Ag Bimetallic Multispiked Nanoparticles for Photovoltaic Applications." ACS applied materials & interfaces 6, no. 17 (2014): 15472-15479. (cited 12 times) 2. Pushpa Raj Pudasaini, Manisha Sharma, Francisco Ruiz-Zepeda, and Arturo A. Ayon. "Efficiency improvement of a nanostructured polymer solar cell employing atomic layer deposited Al2O3 as a passivation layer."Microelectronic Engineering 119 (2014): 6-10. (cited 6 times) 3. Manisha Sharma, Pushpa Raj Pudasaini, Francisco Ruiz-Zepeda, David Elam, and Arturo A. Ayon. "Ultrathin, Flexible OrganicInorganic Hybrid Solar Cells Based on Silicon Nanowires and PEDOT: PSS." ACS applied materials & interfaces 6, no. 6 (2014): 4356-4363. (cited 23 times) 4. Pushpa Raj Pudasaini, Francisco Ruiz-Zepeda, Manisha Sharma, David Elam, Arturo Ponce, and Arturo A. Ayon. "High Efficiency Hybrid Silicon NanopillarPolymer Solar Cells." ACS applied materials & interfaces 5, no. 19 (2013): 9620-9627. (cited 38 times) 5. Ayon, U. Tronco-Jurado, R. López-Delgado, M. Sharma, E. Saucedo-Flores, E. Alvarez-Ramos, Influence of Au/Ag nanostars and CdTe quantum dots on photon manipulation, Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS), 2015. 6. Manisha Sharma, Pushpa Raj Pudasaini, and Arturo Ayon. "Plasmonic light trapping in ultrathin single crystal silicon membrane for solar cells application." In Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2014 IEEE 40th, pp. 2267-2269. IEEE, 2014.