- Ph.D, University of South Florida, Tampa, 2015
- M.S, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2010
My research interests lie in the field of nanotechnology, particularly synthesizing metal oxide nanoparticles and measuring the properties as a function of their stoichiometry, crystallinity, thermal stability, interface charge transfer, band gap energy, and photocatalytic activity. Photocatalyst nanoparticles have the potential to enable utilization of an abundant and clean energy source (natural sunlight) for clean energy production (H2 production, CO2 utilization) and environmental remediation (pollutant degradation). My research goal is to develop novel photocatalyst materials and improve the photocatalytic efficiency under visible light illumination. I am always looking for motivated and hardworking students in my research group.
A. Dahal and Z. Dohnálek “Formation of Metastable Water Chains on Anatase TiO2(101)” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121, 20413 (2017).
A. Dahal, M. Batzill “Graphene/nickel interfaces: a review” Nanoscale 6, 2548(2014).
A. Dahal, R. Addou, H. Coy-Diaz, J. Lallo, M. Batzill “Charge doping of graphene in a metal/graphene/dielectric sandwich structures evaluated by C-1s core level photoemission spectroscopy” APL Materials 1, 042107(2013).
R. Addou, A. Dahal, M. Batzill “Growth of a two-dimensional dielectric monolayer on quasi-freestanding graphene” Nature Nanotechnology 8, 41-45 (2013)
A. Dahal, R. Addou, P. Sutter, M. Batzill “Graphene monolayer rotation on Ni(111) facilitates bilayer graphene growth” Applied Physics Letter 100, 241602 (2012).
R. Addou, A. Dahal, P. Sutter, M. Batzill, “Monolayer graphene growth on Ni(111) by low temperature chemical vapor deposition” Applied Physics Letter 100, 021601 (2012).