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Location: Decatur, GA, USA
University: Georgia State University
Major: Maths and Physics

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NEVA AGARWALA
29 Peachtree Center Avenue, Science Annex, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30303 |xxx-xxx-xxxx | xxx-xxx-xxxx
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EDUCATION
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Ph.D. in Physics May 2018 - present
Advisor: Dr. Gary Hastings
Research: “Bioenergetics in Photosystem I: Time-Resolved Step-Scan FTIR (TRSS) and Visible Spectroscopic Studies of the Secondary Electron Acceptor A1”

Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
M.S. in Materials Science May 2017
Advisor: Dr. Maria Stepanova
Thesis: “Application of Raman Spectroscopy on Biological Systems”

Imperial College London, London, UK
M.S. in Analogue and Digital Integrated Circuit Design Sep. 2009
Advisor: Dr. Kristel Foblets
Thesis: “Thermoelectric Measurements of Silicon Nanowires (SINWS) Arrays”

North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
B.S. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Apr. 2008
Advisor: Dr. Rashedul Hassan
Thesis: “An Adaptive Clustering Scheme for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks”

PUBLICATIONS


Gary Hastings, , Hiroki Makita, Neva Agarwala, Leyla Rohani, Gaozhong Shen and Donald A Bryant “Fourier Transform Visible and Infrared Difference Spectroscopy for the Study of P700 in Photosystem I from Fischerella thermalis PCC 7521 Cells Grown under White Light and Far-Red Light: Evidence that the A-1 Cofactor is Chlorophyll f” BBA – Bioenergetics, USA,2019. (Under Review)

Nayeema Sadeque, Neva Agarwala, and M. R. Hasan, “An Adaptive Clustering Scheme for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks” International Journal of Computer Applications, Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA. 47(1), 50-56, June 2012.

Neva Agarwala, “Thermoelectric Measurements of Silicon Nanowire Arrays for Seebeck Effect” IEEE Conference - ICAEE 2013, Bangladesh, 69-74, Dec. 2013.

Neva Agarwala, “Ram Control Block of Vector Display Processor” International Journal of Engineering Research and General Science, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. 190-194, June-July 2014.

Neva Agarwala, “High Speed CPL Adder for Digital Biquad Filter Design” International Journal of Engineering Research and General Science, Vol. 2, Issue 5, Aug.-Sep. 2014.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Neva Agarwala, Hiroki Makita, and Gary Hastings (2019), Photosystem I with High Potential Naphthoquinones Incorporated into the A1 Binding Site Studied Using Time Resolved Infrared Difference Spectroscopy. 2019 Annual Research Symposium Conference. Montgomery, Al., USA. March 13-14. Available: xxx-xxx-xxxx
Neva Agarwal (2016), Application of Raman Spectroscopy on Biological Systems. MS defense. Springfield, MO. Dec. 19.

Neva Agarwal (2013), Thermoelectric Measurements of Silicon Nanowire Arrays for Seebeck Effect. ICAEE 2013, IEEE Conference. Bangladesh. Dec. 19.

Nayeema Sadeque, Neva Agarwala (2008), An Adaptive Clustering Scheme for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks. BS defense. Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 28.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Neva Agarwala, Hiroki Makita, and Gary Hastings (2018), Time Resolved Infrared Spectroscopy for the Study of Photosystem I with High Potential Naphthoquinones Incorporated into the A1 Binding Site. 44th Annual Midwest/Southeast Photosynthesis Conference. Marshall, IN., USA. Oct. 26-28.
Available: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Neva Agarwala, Ridwan Sakidja, and Maria Stepanova (2016), Experimental and Modeling Study of Vibrations in Functionalized Carbon Materials. Arkansas INBRE Research Conference. Fayetteville, AR., USA. Oct. 21-22.
Available: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Neva Agarwala (2014), Thermoelectric Measurements of Silicon Nanowire Arrays for Temperature Difference. IEEE Workshop on Microelectronics and Electron Devices. Boise, Idaho, USA. April 18th.

Neva Agarwala (2009), Thermoelectric Measurements of Silicon Nanowire Arrays. Imperial College London, UK. October 4th.


HONORS AND AWARDS
Recipient of the Distinction of Magna Cum Laude (2008)
North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Winner, Badminton Single Tournament District Level (2000)
Kushtia, Bangladesh.

2nd Runner up, Badminton Double Tournament District Level (2000)
Kushtia, Bangladesh.

Best Student in the City (1999, 2000)
Bheramara, Bangladesh.

PROFESSIONAL MENBERSHIPS/COMMUNITY SERVICE
Physics Graduate Student Association 2018 – present
Women in Physics 2018 – present
IEEE 2013-2014
Founder, “Santi Hope Foundation” 2015-present
• Currently working on starting a nonprofit organization “Santi Hope Foundation” for helping impoverished people in healthcare and education.
Referee, Journal of Applied Physics (JAP) 2016-present
Treasurer, Badminton Club, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 2017-2017
Member, BMRTA 2017-present
Volunteer, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 2017-2017
• Clean the riverside of Miami River (Dayton) with the Public Health Stuff and Students group at Wright State University.
Physics Judge, Physics Olympiad, Missouri State University 2015-2016
Volunteer, Imperial College London, London, UK 2008-2010
Volunteer, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2003-2008
• Raised money for a Flood Disaster in 2007 and Distributed clothes and food to those affected by visiting various places in Bangladesh

TECHNOCAL SKILLS
 Hardware/Tools: FTIR Microscopy, Time-Resolved FTIR Absorption Difference Spectroscopy, Light-Induced FTIR Absorption Difference Spectroscopy, FTIR Absorption Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Light Microscope, 100% Intensity Fluorescent Microscope, Biomate 3, Hemocytometer, UV-VIS, X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) sputtering, Scan Electron Microscope (SEM), Keithley 236 SMU, Router, Switch

 Software: OPUS, Glotaran, Origin, Topas, Gauss View, Quantum Espresso, Ovito, Vesta, VMD, MacmolPlt, Avogadro, Putty, Globus Toolkit, Stampede, Gamess, Autodock, MD Simulation, Lab View, TCAD, Hspice & Cadence, Electric, VHDL, Packet Tracer, HTML, CSS, Word Press, Joomla, SPSS, JMP 13

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) absorption spectroscopy
 Characterizing the infrared absorption spectra of various quinone (Naphthoquinone, Benzoquinone) molecules using FTIR absorption spectroscopy
 Studying bacteriorhodopsin and bacteriorhodopsin on assembled microparticle using FTIR absorption spectroscopy

FTIR microscopy
 Obtaining the absorption spectra of various quinones using FTIR microscopy in transmission mode

Light-induced FTIR absorption difference spectroscopy
 Performing FTIR difference spectroscopy in which actinic light was used to photoaccumulate the light-induced state of photosynthetic reaction center
 Obtaining difference spectra of light-induced state and dark-adapted state of photosynthetic reaction center

Time-resolved FTIR absorption difference spectroscopy
 Studying the transient intermediate states of photosynthetic pigments performing microsecond time-resolved step-scan FTIR difference spectroscopy on photosynthetic reaction center at room and cryogenic temperature
 Studying the transient intermediate states involved in proton transfer performing microsecond time-resolved step-scan FTIR difference spectroscopy on bacteriorhodopsin at room temperature
 Studying the transient absorption kinetics of charge recombination reactions performing millisecond time-resolved rapid-scan FTIR difference spectroscopy on type I photosynthetic reaction centers at room temperature



Global analysis of transient absorption kinetics
 Constructing decay-associated spectra by performing global analysis on transient absorption kinetics in both the visible and infrared spectral ranges

Growth of cyanobacterial cells and isolation/purification of photosystem I reaction center protein complexes
 Culturing photosynthetic cyanobacteria and isolation/purification of photosystem I reaction center protein complexes

Raman Spectroscopy
 Performed Raman Spectroscopy on HeLa Cells, Yeast Cells at room temperature to proof-of-principle Raman characterization of HeLa cell culture, suggested their spectral band assignments, and achieved a pronounced SERS enhancement for HeLa cell analysis
 Cultured human cervical cancer cell line “HeLa Cells” and MCF 7 cells
 Analyzed the effect of electromagnetic filed on different cell cultures like HeLa and Yeast Cell

Keithley 236 SMU, Lab View
 Observed the thermal and electrical properties of differently doped samples using Peltier Elements

C Programming Language
 Created “An adaptive clustering scheme for mobile ad-hoc networks” using C

Projects:
• Project on “Statistical Analysis of Gene Expression Levels of Triple Negative Breast Cancers (TNBC)” using JMP 13, SPSS
• Project proposal on “Treatment of Patients with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) using Anti-Elastin Decorated Nanoparticles Loaded with Inhibitors along with the Chemo Drugs to target EGFR and Mutant p53”
• “Mathematical Modeling of Anti-TN Breast Cancer Drug Release from BSA NPs and Uptake by Cancerous Cells”
• “Design a Website” using HTML, CSS, Word Press, Joomla
• “Field Effect Transistor based on BaTiO3” using (XRD), PLD Sputtering, SEM and Raman Spectroscopy, Origin, Topas
• “Modeling Vibrations in Functionalized Graphene”
• “Investigation into the Short Channel Effects of MOSFET” using TCAD
• “Circuit Design and Simulation” using Hspice & Cadence
• “Digital Biquad Filter Design” using Electric Software
• “Vector Display Processor” using VHDL

WORK EXPERIENCE
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Teaching Assistant – Physics 1111K 2018 – present
Lectured and led laboratory experiments of introductory undergraduate physics course
Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Student Mentor 2015 – 2016
Assisted graduate/undergraduate students in research project involving cell culture and Raman Spectroscopy
Teaching Assistant – Physics 123, 223 Lab 2015 – 2016
Lectured and led laboratory experiments of introductory undergraduate physics courses

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Lecturer 2011 - 2014
Conducted lectures to more than 100 students in one semester
Taught Electrical Circuit Designs, Coordinate Geometry and Vector Analysis, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Electronic Devices, Semiconductor Devices, Digital Electronics, Signals and Systems
Supervised research students in their final year thesis
Organized various seminars, workshops and orientation programs

East Barnet School, London, United Kingdom
Teaching Assistant Apr. 2009 – Jul. 2009
Tutored students of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) level

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Lab Instructor Jun. 2008 – Sep. 2008
Conducted lab classes and prepared and administered examinations
Supervised and trained Electrical Circuit Designs and Physics students

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Sep. 2006 – Apr. 2007
Tutored students of mathematics, electronics and telecommunication
Guided students on how to use software namely Pspice, Hspice, MATLAB, C

Fiber N Fiber Organization, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Network Administrator May 2006 – Sep. 2008
Evaluated and installed networking software and networking operating systems
Configured the switches and Virtual Area Networks for allocated Internet connectivity
Provided LAN connectivity to end user devices such as desktops, printers and scanners
CERTIFICATIONS
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
DELF A1+A2 (French Language Certification)

LANGUAGES
English, Bengali (Native), Hindi, French

Pre-Algebra, Algebra (I, II), Pre-Calculus, Calculus (I, II, III), Analytic Geometry & Trigonometry