Aashish Tuladhar, aashish.tuladhar[at]temple.edu      

I was born and raised in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. I finished high school at St. Xavier's School, Nepal, which is the most renowned school in the country. In order to enhance my chances to study abroad, I completed A-levels from Malpi Institute, Nepal. After finishing my A-Levels, I pursued a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering at Villanova University. During my undergraduate work at Villanova, I was involved in research for both the chemical engineering and chemistry departments.

For the chemical engineering department, the goal of my research was to investigate hydrogen production from glycerol, which required extensive quantitative/qualitative analysis of glycerol using Gas Chromatography (GC) and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). For the chemistry department, my research was based on the study of functionalization of the surfaces of graphite nano-fibers. It was during this research project, I developed special interest in the research field of chemistry, which eventually made me pursue graduate studies at Temple University.

In 2011, I joined the Borguet research group. My research interests are in optics, nonlinear phenomena, surface chemistry, and nano-technology.

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