Dr. Deb Prasad Jaisi





Deb P. Jaisi completed M.Sc. Degree in Geology from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu (1998), MS Degree in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering from Asian Institue of Technology, Thailand (2003) and Ph.D. in Geology from Miami University, OH (2007). His Ph. D. Dissertation entitles: Iron (III) reduction in clay minerals and its application to Technetium immobilization.


Dr. Jaisi with his wife Suvadra and son Sudesh



Dr. Jaisi has work experience in different projects like Engineering Geologist in Kaligandaki A Hydropower Project, Nepal (1998-1999), Assistant Professor of Geology [Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (1999-2001)], Research Associate in Hazardous Waste Landfill Linear Research, Thailand (2001-2003). Dr. Jaisi has consistent results of Academic Excellence in




his entire academic career. He is the recipient of several Awards and Decorations; Gold Medal from His Majesty King of Nepal (1998), Deeswasmongkul Prize from the President of Asian Institute of Technology (2003) and the First Annual Doctoral Award from the Chair, Department of Geology, Miami University (2007). Dr. Jaisi is currently an Interdepartmental Bateman Scholar at Yale University. He works under Dr. Ruth E. Blake in Phosphate Iron oxides interactions (Geology and Geophysics Dept.) and Dr. Menachem Elimelech on the fate and transport of nanomaterials in the natural media (Environmental Engineering).






Dr. Narayan Prasad Sharma





Narayan Sharma did Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry from Tribhuvan University in 1992. He worked as a Chemistry Teacher in Budhanilkantha School from 1992 to 2001. Mr. Sharma joined Miami in 2002 and worked in the field of Bioinorganic Chemistry with Dr. Michael Crowder. He graduated in August 2007 with Biochemistry Major. His thesis entitles ” Structure /Function Studies on Metallo-beta Lactamase ImiS from Aeromonas bv. Sorbia”. Now he works as a Post Doctoral Associate in University of Michigan, An Arbor, MI.  His current research focuses on the mechanistic studies of Cyclooxygenase enzymes.


Dr. Sharma with his wife Nirmala and sons Nishant and Nikesh





Dr. Tara Kanta Sigdel


Dr. Tara Sigdel is the first Nepali student graduated with a Ph.D. degree from Miami University. He graduated in 2005 with Biochemistry Major (Advisor: Dr. Michael Crowder, Dissertation title: A search for Zn (II) mettalochaperones in E. Coli, Proteomic and Genomic Approaches). Dr. Sigdel hails from Pokhara and currently working as a Postdoc at Stanford University Medical School. His current research is in the field of biomarker discovery for the acute rejection of renal transplant. He lives in Palo Alto, CA with his wife Sharmila and the kids Shashwat and Shristi.





Ramesh Marhatta





Ramesh Marhatta did his Masters’ degree in Physics in 2000 from Tribhuvan University. He studied at Miami from Fall 2005 to Fall 2007 and graduated with a MS degree in Physics. He worked with Dr. Burcin S. Bayram and his research was about the study of a cross section area of Cs atom using pulsed laser. His thesis entitles “Circular Polarization Spectroscopy: Disorientation Cross-Section in the 133Cs 6 p2 P3/2 Level by Using Two Photon, Two Color Nano-second Pulsed-Laser”. He is now in Ph.D. Program in Wesleyan University, Connecticut. He lives with his wife Ranju and daughter Rahjshree in Middletown, CT.



         Ramesh with his wife Ranju and daughter Rahjshree