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Niraj Sinha

Ph.D (University of Waterloo)

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Research Interest



  • Ph.D. (Systems Design Engineering): University of Waterloo, Canada
    Thesis Title:Pending
    Thesis Supervisor:Pending
  • M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering): University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • B.Tech. (Manufacturing Engineering): NIFFT, Ranchi, India




  • First research group in Canada to build a device for generation of X-rays using carbon nanotube
    cold cathodes, with the ultimate aim of making a portable handheld X-ray device for medical and
    industrial applications.
  • Sinha, N., Field emission from carbon nanotube thin films. Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and
    Nanotechnology. Ed. H.S. Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers. vol. 14, pp. 149-159, 2011.
  • Roy Mahapatra, D., Sinha, N. and Melnik, R.V.N., Degradation and failure of field emitting carbon
    nanotube arrays, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 3911-3915, 2011.
  • Park, S., Sinha, N. and Hamad-Schifferli, K., Effective size and zeta-potential of nanorods by
    Ferguson analysis, Langmuir, vol. 26, no. 16, pp. 13071-13075, 2010.
  • Sinha, N., Roy Mahapatra, D., Sun, Y., Yeow, J.T.W., Melnik, R.V.N. and Jaffray, D.A., Electromechanical
    interactions in carbon nanotube based thin film field emitting diode, Nanotechnology,
    vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 25701 (1-12), 2008.


  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2008 – 2010 (NSERC stands for Natural Sciences and Engineering
    Research Council of Canada)
  • Nominated for NSERC Doctoral Prize by Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2008
    (Only one thesis is nominated each year by the faculty for the award)
  • NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship- Doctoral 2006-2008 (Awarded to
    top PhD candidates nationally)
  • University of Waterloo President’s Graduate Scholarship 2006 – 2008 University of Waterloo Graduate
    Scholarship (Awarded 9 times during Ph.D.)



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