Dhriti Nepal

Air Force Research Laboratory

Dhriti Nepal is a research materials engineer in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Dr. Nepal directs research on designing nature-inspired multi-functional nanocomposites, developing nano-scale characterization for materials performance evaluation, understanding chemo-mechanical effects, and guiding in-house multiscale computational modeling efforts through designed experiments. In addition, she has led and supported several interdisciplinary teams studying next-generation nanocomposites and has numerous collaborations with universities and industry partners. She has 12 patents, 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 6 book chapters, 40 invited talks, and over 70 conference presentations throughout her career. She received the “Promising Professional Award” in 2018 from the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. She is a technical programming committee in the PMSE division in ACS and has co-organized several symposiums in ACS and MRS.