Pawan Tyagi has been serving as a Faculty in the Civil and Mechanical Engineering department at University of the District of Columbia (UDC), Washington, DC, USA, since October 2010. At UDC he is contributing in the development of renewable energy program and the establishment of multidisciplinary nanoscience and materials research capabilities. He also teaches as an Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. As an Adjunct he has taught courses on solar energy, wind energy, and introduction to engineering. Dr. Tyagi’s research has focused on integrating atoms, molecules, nanowires, and thin films into functional devices. Before entering in academics he was a Postdoctoral Scholar from 2008 to 2010 at Johns Hopkins University. During postdoctoral research he contributed in the development of as small as ~30 nm nanowire-neurochemical sensor, self-actuable biomimetic microstructures, and nanowires with specific surface and electrical properties. Dr. Tyagi’s doctoral research at University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA, focused on the fabrication and characterization of molecular electronics and spintronics devices. He developed the molecular devices by connecting the 2–3 nm long molecular device elements between the two metal electrodes of a tunnel junction. Dr. Tyagi completed his M.S. and B.S. degrees from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). He has published 14 research papers in the international journals and conferences. Dr. Tyagi was recently enlisted in Who’s Who in America, 2011 edition.
Biography Updated on 13 May 2012