Address

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Department of Physics and Astronomy
5110 Rockhill Rd., Flarsheim Hall #257
Kansas City, MO, 64110

Contact Information

Call: +1-816-235-2501

Email: pkfg5@mail.umkc.edu

Research Interests

  • Amorphous Materials
  • Computational Materials Physics
  • Molecular Dynamics

Prakash Khanal

Interdisciplinary PhD Student
Physics and Chemistry

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Biography

Prakash received a BSc degree from Mahendra Morang Adarsha Multiple Campus, Nepal and a MSc degree from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He joined UMKC in August 2016 as an IPhD student studying physics and chemistry. He became a member of CPG in March 2017.

Research Interests

Prakash is interested in understanding the connections between the underlying structure of a material, its properties, its processing methods and its performance in applications. Currently, Prakash is working to generate classical interatomic potential to model amorphous materials. His research focuses on modelling amorphous molecular solids containing boron icosahedra.

Education

  1. 2010

    MS Physics

    Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  2. 2004

    BS Physics

    Mahendra Morang Adarsha Multiple Campus, Nepal

Awards & Prizes

  • 2015
    NHMRC Career Development Fellowship
    Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
  • 2014
    Awards for Excellence in RHD Supervision
    The University of Queensland (Nominated & Finalist)
  • 2013
    AIBN Ambassador
    The University of Queensland
  • 2012
    ARC DECRA
    Australian Research Council
  • 2011
    Early Career Researcher Award
    The University of Queensland
  • 2007
    Graduate Student Award
    Pusan National University