Dr. Gaur received a Ph.D. in Physics (chemical physics program) from University of Puerto Rico, USA in 2016 and before that his MS degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India, in 2009. Dr. Gaur’s broader research interest is in chemical vapor deposition, synthesis of van-der Waals materials such as graphene and molybdenum disulfide and their electron phonon interaction via Raman spectroscopy. Prior to joining K-State, he was a research staff in Ames (DOE) lab and postdoctoral research associate in Materials Science and Engineering Department at Iowa State University for 2 years and in Iowa State University Mechanical Engineering Department for one year. Dr. Gaur joined the K state since in Aug 2019 as a postdoctoral research associate in the department of Manufacturing engineering where worked inkjet printing of graphene flexible devices for energy storage. He joined the Geology department in May 2020 and will be closely working on characterization of carbonaceous materials.