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Ph.D. Student


    Ashwin is an electrochemical engineer who graduated from CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI), India in 2016. He then pursued a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University, USA before joining Texas Tech University for his Doctoral studies in Spring 2020. He is fascinated by electrochemical engineering for its impact on everyday life, right from the way our hearts function to today’s electric vehicles and many more. Currently, he is working on one of the most important challenges “clean water” by applying his knowledge on electrochemical engineering for the development of electrochemical microbial sensors for detecting various pathogens in water, wastewater, and food. Apart from microbial sensing, Ashwin’s research interests include urea and ammonia electrolysis, biocorrosion, electrochemical characterization, Raman Spectroscopy, and materials for energy conversion and storage devices. When away from research, he loves playing outdoor sports (Basketball and Cricket in particular) and watching movies.


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University

  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, (2019)

  • Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering, CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India (2016)


  • Microbial sensors for bacteria and virus detection

  • Graphene-based electrocatalysts

  • Urea and Ammonia Electrolysis

  • Spectro-electrochemical characterization of electrochemical systems


  • Basketball

  • Cricket

  • Movies

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