Welcome to the homepage of Nanoscale Surfaces & Bioelectronics Laboratory led by Prof. Ramesh Adhikari at Colgate University. On this website, you will find information about the teaching and research activities of Prof. Adhikari and the group. Thanks for visiting!
I have taught a range of courses spanning from introductory level to advanced level undergraduate courses. When I teach my courses, I work to ensure that I create enough opportunities for students to actively participate in their learning process.
I am interested in incorporating various active learning pedagogical methods such as interactive demonstrations, think-pair-share, peer instruction, and collaborative problem solving to make the learning of physics more interactive. I also try to be aware of and learn about research-based pedagogies for teaching both introductory and advanced level courses students so that I can always work towards making my course accessible and inspiring for all students.
Our group of undergraduate researchers works on projects that involve understanding the charge transport mechanism in certain biological materials and using biodegradable and sustainable materials for application in electronics. Our current work is focused on studying the self-assembly and transport properties of aromatic amino-acid structures. We are also working on developing electronics based on plant parts by taking advantage of their vascular networks and the morphology of their parts such as leaves and stems. Please refer to the “Research” section for further information.