Resume

Education

  • Ph.D. (Materials Science & Engineering) - University of Tennessee at Knoxville (2013)
  • M.S. (Materials Science & Engineering) - University of Tennessee at Knoxville (2008)
  • B.Tech. (Metallurgical Engineering) - NIT Trichy, India (2004)

Research Interests
  • Femtosecond Laser Machining
  • Materials processing by replication and nanoimprint lithography
  • Polymer meso/nanostructures and their applications
  • Nanophotonics
  • Laser surface engineering
  • Thin film deposition

Experience
  • Volunteer Researcher - Department of Chemistry, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon (02/'17 - present)
  • Process Engineer - Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, Oregon (07/'13 - present)
  • Research Associate III - Center for Laser Applications, UT Space Institute (12/'12 - 06/'13)
  • Graduate Research Assistant - UT Space Institute (09/'06 - 12/'12)
  • Research Engineer, R&D Center, Essar Steel Limited, India (06/'04 - 08/'06)
  • Summer Trainee, Dept. of Metall. & Mat. Engineering, NIT Trichy, India (06/'03 - 08/'03)
  • Summer Trainee, Mats. Sci. Div., Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai, India (05/'02 - 07/'02)

Patent(s) and Disclosure(s)
  • Hofmeister W., Terekhov A., Costa L., Lansford K., Rajput D., and Davis L. Nanostructures from Laser-Ablated Nanohole Templates. (Publication number: US20150093550 A1, Application number US 14/560,833, April 2015)
  • Hofmeister W., Rajput D., Costa L., Terekhov A., Sung H-J., Crowder S., Balikov D., Jaeger K., and Hofmeister L. Patterned Nanoneedle Arrays with Combinatorial Polymers for Tissue Engineering. (disclosure, joint invention with Vanderbilt University, filed in June 2012)
  • Hofmeister W., Terekhov A., Costa L., Rajput D., and Lansford K. Applications of Ultra-high Aspect Ratio Nanoholes Created by Ultrafast Laser Ablation in Transparent Materials. (disclosure, filed with the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, July 2011)

Proposal(s)
  • High Power Single Pulse Femtosecond Laser Micromachining of Fused Silica and In Situ Material Ablation Diagnostics (2011), CNMS Proposal ID: 2011-250, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Project(s)
  • Establishment of Materials Characterization Laboratory, R&D Center, Essar Steel Limited, India (~$330,000) - (2004 - 2006) [The laboratory later approved by the DSIR, The Government of India, Registration No: TU/IV-RD/2567, 2006]

Achievements/Honors
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award - Vacuum (Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) - 2015
  • Lloyd W. Crawford Fellowship - 2009 (academic year 2009-10)
  • Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award - 2009 (academic year 2008-2009)
  • Graduate Research Assistantship (UT Space Institute) - 2006-2012
  • Golden Peacock Award (awarded to Essar Steel Ltd for Product Innovation) - 2006
  • Best Poster Presentation Award (Indian Institute Metals at IIT Madras) in NMD-ATM - 2005
  • Among top 1% students (MP-PET - state level engineering entrance exam) - 2000

Memberships/Honor Societies

Journal Reviewerships
  • Surface & Coatings Technology (Elsevier, The Netherlands)
  • Vacuum (Elsevier, The Netherlands)
  • Lasers in Engineering (Old City Publishing, USA)
  • Journal of Engineering Tribology (SAGE Publications Ltd, UK)

Student Grants
  • NSF grant to attend ICALEO 2009 (Int'l Conference) at Orlando, Florida
  • NSF grant to attend ICALEO 2008 (Int'l Conference) at Temecula, California
  • NSF grant to attend ICALEO 2007 (Int'l Conference) at Orlando, Florida

Journal Publications
  • Rajput D., Costa L., Lansford K., Murray G., and Hofmeister W. (2017) "Laser Deposition on Graphite." Journal of Materials Processing Technology (to be submitted soon).
  • Rajput D., Costa L., Lansford K., Terekhov A., and Hofmeister W. (2013) "Solution-Cast High-Aspect-Ratio Polymer Structures from Direct-Write Templates." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 5(1), 1-5.
  • Rajput D., Crowder S., Hofmeister L., Costa L., Sung H-J., and Hofmeister W. (2013) "Cell Interaction Study Method Using Novel 3D Silica Nanoneedle Gradient Arrays." Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 102, 111-116.
  • Rajput D., Costa L., Lansford K., Terekhov A., and Hofmeister W. (2012) "Silica Coating of Polymer Nanowires Produced via Nanoimprint Lithography from Femtosecond Laser Machined Templates." Nanotechnology, 23, 105304
  • Costa L., Terekhov A., Rajput D., Jowhar D., Wright G., Janetopoulos C., Hofmeister W. (2011) "Femtosecond Laser Micromachining of Microfluidic Devices for Imaging of Cells During Chemotaxis." Journal of Laser Applications, 23, 042001
  • Costa L., Rajput D., Lansford K., Yue W. and Hofmeister W. (2010) "The Tower Nozzle Solid Freeform Fabrication Technique." Rapid Prototyping Journal, 16(4), 295-301
  • Costa L., Lansford K., Rajput D., and Hofmeister W. (2009) "Unique Corrosion and Wear Resistant Identification Tags via LISITM Laser Marking.", Surface & Coatings Technology, 203(14-15), 1984-1990.
  • Rajput D., Lansford K., Costa L., and Hofmeister W., (2009) "Molybdenum-on-Chromium Dual Coating on Steel." Surface & Coatings Technology, 203(9), 1281-7.
  • Johnson J.A., Woodford J.B., Rajput D., Kolesnokiv A.I., Schleuter J.A., Eryilmaz O.L., and Erdemir A. (2008), "Carbon-Hydrogen Bonding in Near-Frictionless Carbon.", Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 93, Issue 13, 131911.
  • Tiwary S.K., Murthy T.V.N., Rajput D., and Pujara B. (2006) "Development of HSLA Steel in Galvanized Condition at Essar Steel." Steel Scenario Journal, Regular Issue, Vol 15 Q 4, 78-85.

Conference Publications
  • Costa L., Al-Hasimi M., Heeney M., Terekhov A., Rajput D., Hofmeister W., Verma A. (2017) "Template-Synthesis of Conjugated Poly(3-Hexylselenophene) (P3HS) Nanofibers Using Femtosecond Laser Machined Fused Silica Templates." MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • Costa L., Terekhov A., Hofmeister W., Rajput D., Lansford K., Jowhar D., and Janetopoulos C. (2010) "Femtosecond Laser Machining of SiO2 Microfluidic Devices for Cellular Imaging During Chemotaxis Analysis." 29th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, Anaheim, California, USA.
  • Rajput D., Costa L., Lansford K., Murray G., and Hofmeister W. (2009) "Transition Metal Coatings on Graphite Via Laser Processing." Proceedings of the 28th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • Costa L., Hofmeister W., Rajput D., and Lansford K. (2008) "Axis-symmetric Solid Freeform Fabrication of W-TiC Cermelt Rocket Nozzles." World Congress on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, Washington DC, USA.
  • Rajput D., Costa L., Hofmeister W., and Lansford K. (2008) "Novel Refractory Cermelt Coatings on Graphite." International Conference on W, Refractory & Hardmaterials VII, Washington DC, USA.
  • Hofmeister W., Costa L., Rajput D., and Lansford K. (2007) "Cast Carbide-Metal Composite Components Via Laser Based Solid Freeform Fabrication." Proceedings of the 26th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, Orlando, Florida, USA (Published in CD).

Conference Presentations
  • Canfield B.K., Bowman T., Costa L., Rajput D., Terekhov A., Hofmeister W.H., and Davis L.M. (2014) "Machining High Aspect Ratio Features with Single Femtosecond Laser Pulses." Frontiers in Optics 2014, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
  • Canfield B.K., Bowman T.S., Terekhov A., Costa L., Rajput D., Hofmeister W.H., and Davis L.M. (2014) "Exceptionally High Aspect Ratio Micromachining with Single Femtosecond Laser Pulses." APS March Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  • Davis L.M., Canfield B.K., Costa L., Rajput D., Hofmeister W., and Terekhov A. (2012) "Single-pulse Femtosecond Laser Fabrication of High-aspect Sub-micron Structures in Transparent Substrates." 73rd JSAP Autumn Meeting, JSAP-OSA Joint Symposia, Japan.
  • Rajput D., Crowder S., Hofmeister L., Costa L., Terekhov A., Lansford K., Sung H-J, and Hofmeister W. (2011) "Silica Nanoneedles as a Tool for Cell Behavioral Studies." MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Rajput D., Costa L., Lansford K., Terekhov A., and Hofmeister W. (2011) "Fabrication of Addressable Biological Devices using Femtosecond Laser Machining." 30th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • Rajput D., Costa L., Terekhov A., Lansford K., Zalloum O., and Hofmeister W. (2010) "Single-pulse Ultrafast-laser Machining of SiO2 Templates for Nano-needle Fabrication." 29th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, Anaheim, California, USA.
  • Costa L., Rajput D., Lansford K., and Hofmeister W. (2008) "Laser Powder Deposition of W-TiC Cermelt Rocket Nozzles on Graphite Mandrels". 27th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, Temecula, California, USA.
  • Costa L., Hofmeister W., Rajput D., Lansford K., and Hofmeister W. (2008) "Laser Powder Deposition of W-TiC Cermelts". XVII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers & High Power Lasers, Lisbon, Portugal.

Poster Presentations
  • Rajput D., Costa L., Lansford K., Terekhov A., Canfield B.K., Davis L.M., and Hofmeister W. (2016) "Femtosecond Laser Patterned Fused Silica Templates and Replicated Polymer Structures." Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Rajput D., Costa L., Terekhov A., Lansford K., and Hofmeister W. (2014) "Fabrication and Characterization of Silica Coated Polymer Nanowires." 22nd International Conference on Spectral Line Shapes, Tullahoma, Tennessee.
  • Canfield B.K., Costa L., Rajput D., Terekhov A., Hofmeister W., Davis L.M., Rouleau C.M., Puretzky A.A., Geohegan D.B. (2012) "Femtosecond Laser Micro/Nano-machining of Holes and Lines in Fused Silica." 2012 CNMS User Meeting, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
  • Rajput D., Crowder S., Hofmeister L., Costa L., Sung H-J, and Hofmeister W. (2011) "Nanostructured Silica Functionalized Cell Culture Substrates." Sigma Xi Annual Meeting & International Research Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Davis L.M., Hofmeister W., Costa L., Terekhov A., Canfield B., King J., and Rajput D. (2011) "Nanochannels, Nanoholes and Nanowires." 2011 CNMS User Meeting, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
  • Costa L., A. Terekhov, W. Hofmeister, Rajput D., K. Lansford, D. Jowhar, G. Wright, and C. Janetopoulos (2011), "Femtosecond Laser Micromachining of Microfluidic Devices for Cell Chemotaxis Analysis." 14th Annual Southeast Ultrafast Conference (SEUFC), Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
  • Rajput D., A. Terekhov, L. Costa, K. Lansford, and W. Hofmeister (2011), "Nanoneedle Fabrication Using Femtosecond Laser Machined Templates." 14th Annual Southeast Ultrafast Conference (SEUFC), Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
  • Costa L., Lansford K., Rajput D., and W. Hofmeister. (2011), 16th Annual AAR Research Review, Pueblo Convention Center, Colorado, USA.
  • Chaturvedi A., Rajput D.*, G. Gupta, B. Pujara and N. Yadav (2005), "Development of HSLA steel in galvanized condition at Essar Steel." National Metallurgists' Day - Annual Technical Meet, IIT Madras. (* main author) - Best Poster Presentation Award
  • Rajput D., R. Kumar, M. Patil, S.K. Tiwary, R.K. Balasubramaniam and A.M. Kulkarni (2005), "Development of API 5L X-80 in Essar Steel Ltd through Hot Strip Mill Route." National Metallurgists' Day - Annual Technical Meet, IIT Madras.

Workshop Paper(s)
  • Rajput D. and Tiwary S.K.d (2006) "Different Aspects of Electron Microscopy." Proceedings of National Workshop on Electron Microscopy, SVNIT Surat, India. (d deceased)

Dissertation / Theses
  • Rajput D. (2013), "Femtosecond Laser Patterned Templates and Imprinted Polymer Structures", Doctoral Dissertation, The University of Tennessee (Advisor: Dr. William H. Hofmeister)
  • Rajput D. (2008), "Laser Processing of Refractory Metal - Refractory Carbide Alloys", Master's Thesis, The University of Tennessee (Advisor: Dr. William H. Hofmeister)
  • Rajput D., Bhattacharjee S., Nandedkar K.K., and Rao T.S. (2004), "General Study of P/M Processed Al & Al - Cu Alloys and Their Rolling Characteristics." Bachelor's Thesis, NIT Trichy, India (Advisor: Dr. T. Srinivasan)

Unpublished Work
  • Rajput D., Bhattacharjee S., Kumaran S., and Rao T.S. (2003), "Effect of Lubricants on Green Density Behavior of Warm Compacted 904L Stainless Steel." Summer Project, NIT Trichy, India.
  • Rajput D., Bhattacharjee S, and Sharma G. (2002), "Dry Wear Test of Iron Aluminide Intermetallic (DO3 based)." Summer Internship, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, India.

References
  • Dr. William H. Hofmeister (retired)
    Research Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    Director, Center for Laser Applications
    University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, Tennessee
  • Dr. Lino Costa
    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, Tennessee