Visiting Researcher

Mahesh Neupan

Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM)

Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL)


  • Nano-Devices

900 University Ave.

Riverside, CA 92521



Mahesh Raj Neupane is an Electronics Engineer in the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD) at the US Army Research Laboratory. He currently leads the theoretical thrust of the 2D/3D integration project, which was awarded ARL Science Award in 2016. His research at ARL mainly involves atomistic study of materials and devices using DFT, MD and transport simulations. His research interests also include investigation of applications of novel 2D materials in optics and electronics. Prior to joining SEDD, Dr. Neupane was affiliated with the Weapons and Materials Directorate (WMRD) as an ORISE Research Fellow, US Army Research Laboratory, where he worked on various materials related projects. Dr. Neupane earned his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California – Riverside (UCR) in 2012, and 2015, respectively. During his graduate studies, he was a Department of Education GAANN Fellow. His doctoral work at UCR focused on using a bottom-up approach for device design and development of future technologies, starting at the atomic level onwards to the circuit level. He authored more than 30 journal publications in his field of research. Dr. Neupane is presently a Visiting Researcher in Professor Balandin’s Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center and Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) as a representative of the US Army Research Laboratory. He is a coordinator of the ARL-UCR Joint Collaboration efforts.