Conference Schedule: ANPA 2020

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ANPA Conference-2020

July 17-19, 2020

July 17, Friday (Evening)

Session - I: Applied Physics

(WebEx I)

Time (ET)

Chair: Conrad Rizal

Seed NanoTech International Inc. Canada

7:00 PM-7:30 PM

Tara Dhakal, Invited

Binghamton University, Binghamton, USA

Title: Recent Progress in Thin Film Perovskite Solar Cells

7:30 PM-7:42 PM

Rajesh Pathak σ#

South Dakota State University, USA

Title : Artificial layer to suppress the lithium dendrite growth in lithium metal batteries

7:42 PM-7:54 PM

Rupak Timalsina σ#

Northern Arizona University, USA

Title: OptoMechanical cooling in an optical fiber

Break

Focus Session - I: Physics Education Research

(WebEx I)

Time (ET)

Chair: Rudra Kafle

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

8:00 PM-8:12 PM

Rijendra Thapa

Kathmandu World School (KWS), Nepal

Title: Assessment of effectiveness of virtual simulation for tutoring introductory level Physics based on the syllabus of Nepal Education Board (NEB)

8:12 PM-8:42 PM

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Ramesh Dhungana

University of Colorado, USA

Title: Quantitative critical thinking with interactive labs

8:42 PM-9:12 PM

Bijaya Aryal

University of Minnesota Rochester, USA

Title: Innovating Physics Instruction to Promote Student Learning of Skills

9:12 PM-9:42 PM

Mahendra Thapa

California State University, USA

Title: Experiences of promoting equity and diversity in physics teaching & learning

Break

Keynote Talk

(WebEx II)

Time (ET)

Chair: Yadav Pandit

Missouri Western State University, USA

10:00 PM-11:00 PM

Umeshwar Prasad Joshi

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, USA

Title: Our Teachers and Mentors: We owe them!

Break

Session - II: AMO/Plasma Physics

(WebEx II)

Time (ET)

Chair: Shambhu Ghimire

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA

11:10 PM-11:40 PM

Tika Kafle, Invited

University of Colorado, Boulder USA

Title: Charge Transfer Exciton and Dissociation Dynamics at Organic-TMDC heterostructures

11:40 PM-11:52 PM

Madhav Dhital σ

Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

Title: Fully Differential Study of the Post-Collision Interaction in the Few-Body Dynamics of Simple Atomic Systems

11:52 PM-12:04 AM

Anish Maskey σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Effect of DC biased voltage and temperature on bounded ion-ion plasma

12:04 AM-12:16AM

Atit Deuja σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Particle-in-Cell Modeling of Plasma Interaction on the Collector Surface

Withdrawn

Break

12:21 AM-12:33 AM

Binayak Bhulun Lama σ

Patan Multiple Campus, Nepal

Title: Study of dusty plasma properties in presence of non-maxwellian electrons

12:33 AM-12:45 AM

Narendra Chaudhary σ

Patan Multiple Campus, Nepal

Title: Treatment of water by ozone produced in cylindrical dielectric barrier discharge

12:45 AM-12:57 AM

Oat bahadur dhakal (Rajkumar) σ

Patan Multiple Campus, Nepal

Title: Experimental study of the plasma parameters using arc discharge method and seeded arc discharge method at atmospheric pressure

12:57 AM-01:09 AM

Roshani Dahal σ

Patan Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Study of multi-component plasma sheath using kinetic trajectory simulation by varying ion temperature

Withdrawn

1:09 AM-1:21 AM

Suresh Basnet σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Electronegative magnetized plasma-wall transition in the presence of two populations of electrons using kinetic theory

July 18, Saturday (Morning)

Session - III:

Astrophysics

(WebEx I)

Session - IV:

Condensed Matter

(WebEx II)

Chair: Nishu Karna

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

USA

Chair: Kapil Adhikari

Physics Research Initiative, Nepal

8:00 AM-8:12 AM

Angel Bashyal σ

Golden Gate Int'l College, Nepal

Title: Orbital dynamics of hypothetical exomoons around a Jupiter-type exoplanet, Laligurans.

8:00 AM-8:30 AM

Madhav Prasad Ghimire, Invited

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Realization of Dirac Fermions and Flat bands in Kagome Metal FeSn

8:12 AM-8:24 AM

Agrima Nana Shrestha σ

Amrit Campus, Nepal

Title: Comparative study of GPS-TEC and IRI-2016 TEC during Total Solar Eclipse of 22 July 2009 over Nepal

8:30 AM-8:42 AM

Tej B. Limbu σ

North Carolina Central University, USA

Title: Surface-engineered Ti3C2Tx MXene with Enhanced Conductivity, Oxidation Stability, and Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering Activity

8:24 AM-8:36 AM

Alisha Paudel σ

Prithivi Narayan campus, Nepal

Title: Electronic Structure Calculation Of Some Interstellar Molecules

8:42 AM-8:54 AM

Alisha Budhathoki σ Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: First Principles Investigation on the Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Kagome System: ScFe6Ge4

8:36 AM-9:06 AM

Rishi R. Paudel, Invited

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, University of Maryland, USA

Title: A study of white light flares on M dwarfs

8:54 AM-9:06 AM

Alok Lal Karn σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title:

Electronic and Magnetic related properties Of MXene and corresponding MAXphase

9:06 AM-9:18 AM

Ashok Silwal σ

Patan Multiple Campus, Nepal

Title: GPS Observations of Ionospheric TEC Variations During the 26th December 2019 Solar Eclipse

9:06 AM-9:18 AM

Prena Chaudhary σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: To study doping effect of vanadium on electronic and magnetic properties of full heusler alloy Co2FeAl.

9:18 AM-9:30 AM

Babu Ram Sharma σ

Prithvi Narayan Campus, Nepal

Title: The location of solar metric type ii radio bursts and associated coronal mass ejections

9:18 AM-9:30 AM

Anjila Ghimire σ#

Tribhuvan university, Nepal

Title: Fabrication of ammonia gas sensor using zinc oxide(zno) thin film and polymer gate dielectric

9:30 AM-9:42 AM

Basu Dev σ#

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Ionospheric Perturbations Due to MEXICO Earthquakes as Measured from GPS-TEC Data

9:30 AM-9:42 AM

Bibek S Dhami σ

University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Title: Carrier dynamics in Perovskite microstructures

9:42 AM-9:54 AM

Bhogendra Kathayat σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Long-term atmospheric visibility variation in two cities of West Nepal (1977-2020): A proxy for local and regional atmospheric aerosol loads

9:42 AM-9:54 AM

Nikesh Maharjan σ

Brooklyn College CUNY, USA

Title : Luminescence properties and Chemical composition Analysis of Residual Impurities in Hexagonal boron nitride

Break

Focus Session - II:

Research Collaboration and Scientific Publication

(WebEx I)

Time (ET)

Chair/Moderator: Mim L. Nakarmi

Brooklyn College-CUNY, USA

10:10 AM-11:10 AM

Discussion Topic: Research collaboration within Nepalese physicists to promote research activities in Nepal

Panelists:

Prem Chapagain (Florida International University, USA)

Madhab Neupane (University of Central Florida, USA)

Narayan Chapagain (Tribhuvan University, Nepal)

Leela Pradhan (Tribhuvan University, Nepal)

Break

11:20 AM-11:50 AM

Bishwonath Gaire

Nature Publications

Title: Strategies for publication of research articles in Nature journals

Break

July 18, Saturday (Afternoon)

Session - V:

Astrophysics

(WebEx I)

Session - VI:

Condensed Matter

(WebEx II)

Chair: Suman Satyal

University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Chair: Shyam Kattel

Florida A&M University, USA

Time (ET)

Time (ET)

12:00 PM-12:12 PM

Manish Khanal σ

Amrit Campus, Nepal

Title: A comparative study of physical properties around asymptotic giant branch star: iras 01142+6306 in iris and akari map

12:00 PM-12:12 PM

Dev Raj Joshi σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Electricity Generated by Sound Energy Based on the Soundelectric Effect

12:12 PM-12:24 PM

Megh Nath Upadhyay σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Formulating a Methodology to Calculate Local Sunrise-Sunset Times in Nepal

12:12 PM-12:24 PM

Deependra Parajuli σ

Nepalese Society of Microscopy, Nepal

Title: Structural, Morphological, Magnetic and DC resistivity studies of Cu substituted Ni-Zn ferrite

12:24 PM-12:36 PM

Drabindra Pandit σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Analysis on the North-South Component of Geomagnetic Field with the Interplanetary Magnetic Field during Intense Geomagnetic Storms of 22 June 2015 and 25 August 2018

12:24 PM-12:36 PM

Chandra Mani Adhikari North Carolina Central University, USA

Title: Optical response of ultra-thin carbon nanotube films

12:36 PM-12:48 PM

Ganga Prasad Adhikari σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Determination of Sunrise and Sunset times for Bhairahawa airport, Nepal.

12:36 PM-12:48 PM

Dina Michel σ

George Mason University, USA

Title: Tuning Topological Properties by Chemical Substitution in CoNb3S6

12:48 PM-1:00 PM

Janak Ratna Malla σ

Amrit Campus, Nepal

Title: Spatial orientations of angular momentum vectors of galaxies in Supercluster S [173+014+0082]

12:48 PM-1:00 PM

Dipendra Dahal

North Carolina Central University, USA

Title: Effect of strain on plasmons, screening, and energy loss in graphene/substrate contacts

1:00 PM-1:12 PM

Dev Joshi

The University of Scranton, USA

Title: The dependence of the Irregularity parameter characterizing the Equatorial Ionospheric Irregularities on the background ionospheric density

1:00 PM-1:12 PM

Firoza Kabir σ

University of Central Florida, USA

Title: Observation of topological surface state in gadolinium-doped Sb2Te3

1:12 PM-1:24 PM

Dev R Sadaula σ

Western Michigan University, USA

Title: Time Dependent Photo-Ionization of Warm Absorbers Found in Active Galactic Nuclei.

1:12 PM-1:24 PM

Ganesh Pokharel σ

The University of Tennessee, USA

Title: Inelastic neutron scattering study of the lacunar spinel GaV4S8

Break

ANPA Annual General Meeting (2:00-3:00 PM)

Break

July 18, Saturday (Evening)

Session - VII: Bio/Soft Matter

(WebEx I)

Time (ET)

Chair: Soma Dhakal

Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

7:30 PM-8:00 PM

Kamal Dhakal, Invited

Abbvie Inc., USA

Title: Restoring Vision to the Blind-Optogenetics

8:00 PM-8:12 PM

Lalit Chudal σ

The University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Title: Copper-Cysteamine Nanoparticles as a Heterogeneous Fenton-Like Catalyst for Highly Selective Cancer Treatment

8:12 PM-8:24 PM

Nawal K. Khadka #

Boise State University, USA

Title: Discrimination and Characterization of Cholesterol Bilayer Domain using Atomic Force Microscopy

8:24 PM-8:36 PM

Deepak Koirala

The University of Chicago, USA

Title: Determining RNA 3-dimensional structures using X-ray crystallography

8:36 PM-8:48 PM

Prakash Shrestha σ

Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital, USA

Title: Single-Molecule 3D Structure Reconstruction of a Protein Complex using DNA Nanoswitch Calipers

Break

9:00 PM-9:30 PM

Krishna Sigdel, Invited

Cal Poly Pomona, USA

Title: Insights into Protein-Membrane Interactions via Atomic Force Microscopy

9:30 PM-9:42 PM

Raju Timsina #

Boise State University, USA

Title: Association of α-crystallin with the phospholipid membrane: A DLS study

9:42 PM-9:54 PM

Ram Poudel

International Association for the Integration of Science and Engineering (IAISAE), USA

Title: The evolution of cooperative behavior in human

9:54 PM-10:06 PM

Samuel Haralu σ#

Campbellsville University, USA

Title: Probing Structural Dynamics of Potassium Channel Accessory Protein KCNE3 using EPR Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Modeling

10:06 PM-10:18 PM

Swapnil Baral σ

University of Delaware, USA

Title: Predicting Spectral Properties of Polarity Sensitive Dyes with QM/MM Simulation

Break

Session - VIII:

Bio/Soft Matter

(WebEx I)

Session - IX:

Data Science

(WebEx II)

Chair: Krishna Neupane

University of Alberta, Canada

Chair: KC Santosh

University of South Dakota, USA

Time (ET)

Time (ET)

10:30 PM-10:42 PM

Nil Pandey σ

The University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Title: Rapid and Efficient Degradation of Organic Pollutants by Catalytic Oxidation using Copper-Cysteamine Nanoparticles

10:30 PM-11:00 PM

Pere Miro, Invited

University of South Dakota, USA

Title: Quantum computing: basics and chemistry perspecives

10:42 PM-10:54 PM

Manoj Kumar Chaudhary σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Structural, spectroscopic (IR and Raman) and physicochemical properties of Ricobendazole, from experimental and computational approach

11:00 PM-11:12 PM

Aman Ganeju σ

Khwopa College, Nepal

Title: Implementation of Quantum Fourier transform on Shor's algorithm

10:54 PM-11:06 PM

Ankit BK σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Analysis of iron content in selected vegetarian food items in Pokhara.

11:12 PM-11:24 PM

Dibakar Sigdel

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Title: Data science in personalized medicine

11:06 PM-11:18 PM

Rajendra Prasad Koirala

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Repair Mechanism of Methyl Lesion in DNA Transferring Methyl Adduct to O6-alkylguanine-DNA alkyl transferase (AGT)

Break

Session - X: Condensed Matter

(WebEx II)

Time (ET)

Chair: Toyanath Joshi

University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

11:30 PM-12:00 AM

Tula Poudel, Invited

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, USA

Title: Spin Filtering in Two-Dimensional Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

12:00 AM-12:12 AM

Hari Krishna Neupane σ

Amrit Campus, Nepal

Title: Structure, Electronic and Magnetic Properties of 2D Graphene-Molybdenum diSulphide (G-MoS2) Heterostructure (HS) material with Vacancy Defects at C Sites

12:12 AM-12:24 AM

Karan Giri σ

Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, Nepal

Title: Study of damage profiles and calculation of energy loss in Gallium ion implantation on Germanium substrate.

12:24 AM-12:36 AM

Pratikshya Gautam σ

Prithivi Narayan Campus, Nepal

Title: Study On Spin/States Of Silican Carbide Nanotube

12:36 AM-12:48 AM

Raj Kumar Rai σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title : First-Principle Study of the Filling Control Effect of Electronic Structure and Transport Properties of Heterostructure of (La,Ca)VO3

12:48 AM-01:00 AM

Amba Datt Pant

High Energy Accelerator Research Organization

Institute of Materials Structure Science (IMSS), Japan

Title: Life Science Studies with Muons

July 19, Sunday (Morning)

Session - XI: Astrophysics

(WebEx I)

Session - XII: Condensed Matter

(WebEx II)

Chair: Binil Aryal

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Chair: Pashupati Dhakal

Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory, USA

Time (ET)

Time (ET)

8:00 AM-8:12 AM

Monika Karki σ#

Amrit Campus, Nepal

Title: Analysis of Total Electron Content Using GPS Observations During 2015 Mw 7.8 Nepal Earthquake

8:00 AM-8:30 AM

Hem Raj Sharma, Invited

The University of Liverpool, UK

Title: Quasicrystals with Crystallographic Rotational Symmetry

8:12 AM-8:24 AM

Nishan Lamichhane σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Optical spectroscopy in determining the mass of Messier 87.

8:30 AM-8:42 AM

Gyanendra Dhakal σ

University of Central Florida, USA

Title: Observation of distinct topological superconducting state in CaBi2

8:24 AM-8:36 AM

Prakash Man Shrestha σ

Patan Multiple Campus, Nepal

Title: Study of Variability of Atmospheric Ozone over Jumla in Half Period of 24 Solar Cycle

8:42 AM-8:54 AM

Luis Persaud σ

University of Central Florida, USA

Title: Application of Edge Detection Techniques to the Analysis of Spectroscopic Data

8:36 AM-8:48 AM

Ram Krishna Tiwari σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Study of ray path distribution to generate travel time curve for seismic wave produced by 25 April 2015, Gorkha earthquake (Mw 7.8) and its largest aftershock of 12 May 2015 (Mw7.3)

8:54 AM-9:06 AM

Sabin Regmi σ#

University of Central Florida, USA

Title: Temperature Dependent Electronic Structure in a Higher Order Topological Insulator Candidate EuIn2As2

8:48 AM-9:00 AM

Utsav Siwakoti σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: A comparative study of physical properties around ngc7293 nebula in iris & akari map

9:06 AM-9:18 AM

Mohan Bhattarai σ

University of Puerto Rico, USA

Title: A review of relaxor ferroelectric materials for energy storage applications

9:00 AM-9:12 AM

Sujan Prasad Gautam σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Study of Star Formation Rate of Tidal Dwarf Galaxies

9:18 AM-9:30 AM

Bishnu Pokhrel σ

Prithvi Narayan Campus, Nepal

Title: Density functional theory study on electronic properties of methane hydrate

9:12 AM-9:24 AM

Suresh Bhattarai

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO), Nepal

Title: All-Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign: Opportunity to Discover Asteroids from Nepal

9:36 AM-9:48 AM

Aabiskar Subedi σ

Prithivi Narayan Campus, Nepal

Title: Study the mechanochemistry of silicon carbide nanoribbon (sicnrs) by using first principle

Break

9:24 AM-9:36 AM

Usha Joshi σ

Patan Multiple Campus, Nepal

Title: Impacts of Sunshine Hour, Ambient Temperature and Relative Humidity on Total Solar Radiation at Mid Hill Region, Nepal

Session - XIV: Condensed Matter

(WebEx II)

Break

Chair: Pashupati Dhakal

Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory, USA

Session - XIII:

Nuclear and High Energy Physics

(WebEx I)

10:00 AM-10:12 AM

Ram Babu Ray σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Electronic Structure, Magnetic Properties and Strain Effects of Quaternary Heusler Compounds ZrRhTiIn and ZrRhTiAl.

Chair: Dilli R. Paudyal

University of Regina, Canada K, Canada

9:50 AM-10:02 AM

Abishek Karki σ

Mississippi State University, USA

Title: EMC ratios in Lighter Nuclei

10:12 AM-10:24 AM

Youbraj Paudel σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: A first-principles study of structural, electronic and magnetic properties of chromium based binary alloys

10:02 AM-10:14 AM

Hem Bhatt σ

Mississippi State University, USA

Title: Charge Symmetry Violation in Quark Distributions Using SIDIS

10:24 AM-10:36 AM

Sanjeev Kunwar σ

Prithivi Narayan Campus, Nepal

Title: Study of surface modelling of carbon dioxide crystal

10:14 AM-10:26 AM

Bhawin Dhital σ

Old Dominion University, USA

Title: Two-Energy Storage Ring Cooler for Future Electron-Ion Collider (EIC)

10:36 AM-10:48 AM

Saran Lamichhane σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Electric field effect on electronic properties of H2O adsorbed MoS2/Graphene heterostructures

10:26 AM-10:38 AM

Anita Mishra σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Radiological assessment of Bagh Bhairav in Kirtipur, Nepal by in-situ gamma ray spectrometry

10:48 AM-11:00 AM

Shambhu bhandari sharma σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: First Principle Study of strain and electric field induced electronic properties and Optical properties of two dimensional heterolayers of planar SiC, SnC and GeC.

10:38 AM-10:50 AM

Pratiksha Shahi σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Status of radiation facility in province no. 5 of nepal.

11:00 AM-11:12 AM

Shyam Prakash Khanal σ#

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Molecular Dynamics Study of Amoxicillin in water

10:50 AM-11:02 AM

Rasmita Timalsina σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Study of Longitudinal Dynamics of a Simple Linear Proton Accelerator Using MatLab

11:12 AM-11:24 AM

Sita Kandel σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepa l

Title: Structural, Electronic and Magnetic properties of Co/Mn based quaternary Heusler alloy

11:02 AM-11:32 AM

Suyog Shrestha, Invited

Ohio State University, USA

Title: Taking High Energy Physics to Higher Altitudes

11:24 AM-11:36 AM

Suresh Paudyal σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Study of Electronic and magnetic properties of manganese based binary alloy.

Break

Break

11:42 AM-11:52 AM

Umesh Silwal

University of Wyoming, USA

Title: Structure of 75Ge nuclei from beta-decay spectroscopy

11:46 AM-11:58 AM

Tarani Prasad Yadav σ#

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Structural Stability and Magnetic Moment of CuO at Different Morphologies: Ab-initio Approach

11:52 AM-12:04 PM

Shambhu Ghimire

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA

Title: Particle Accelerator Technology Enables Ultrafast X-ray Science

11:58 AM-12:10 PM

Thakur Bhandari σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title : A first-principles study of electronic and magnetic properties of vanadium based binary alloys vas, vsb and vte.

12:04 PM-12:34 PM

Medani Sangroula, Invited

Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

Title: The Electron-Ion Collider (EIC)

12:10 PM-12:25 PM

Yogendra Limbu σ

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Comparative study of functionalized mxene(ti2n, and ti2c)

This concludes our conference.
Hope to see you all next year.