Dr. Ashok Khanal, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Ashok KhanalAshok Khanal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. After receiving his BS and MS degree in Chemistry, he served as a Chemistry Department Chair at the National School of Sciences (NIST) in Kathmandu, Nepal. Then he moved to the USA for higher study and received his PhD degree in Chemistry from Michigan Technological University in May 2018. Prior to coming to UIW, he was an Assistant Professor in Finlandia University, Hancock, MI. He is an accomplished chemist with numerous articles in peer reviewed scientific journals. Overall, his career profile reveals his ability to successfully fulfill the roles of Mentor, Researcher, Laboratory Supervisor, Assistant Professor, and the Departmental Chair.

Contact Information

Office: AT&T 130
Phone: (210) 841-7498
Email: khanal@uiwtx.edu

  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan
  • MS in Organic Chemistry, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • BS in Chemistry, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas 08/2020-Now
  • Assistant Professor, Finlandia University, Hancock, Michigan, 08/2018-07/2020
  • Supervisor of Organic Lab, Michigan Tech University, Houghton Michigan, 05/2015-08/2015
  • Junior Chemist Research Mentor, Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI, 01/2014-05/2018
  • Graduate Teaching/ Research Assistant, Michigan Tech University, Houghton MI, 01/2012-05/2018
  • Chemistry Department Chair (HOD), National School of Science and Technology (NIST), Lainchaur, Nepal 01/2007-11/2011
  • Member: American Chemical Society, USA, 2017-Present
  • Member: MSE Review of Teaching Evaluation, UIW 2021
  • Member: MSE Search Committee, UIW 2021
  • Member: Capstone Committee, Finlandia University, Hancock, MI 2018-2020
  • Member: Diversity and Equity Committee (2018-2019), Teaching and Learning Committee, Finlandia University, Hancock, MI
  • Judge: Poster session, American Chemical Society, UP Local Section, Marquette, MI
  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Chemical Modification of Surface
  • Solid Phase Synthesis
  • Chemical Education
  • Faculty Endowment Research Award (FERA) UIW 2021-2022
  • Recipient of Faculty Development fund Award, UIW 2021
  • Deans Award for Outstanding Scholarship from Graduate School, MTU, 2018
  • Finishing Fellowship from Graduate School, MTU, 2018
  • Portage Health Foundation Graduate Fellowship from Graduate School, MTU, 2017
  • Travel Grants from ACS UP section, GSG and LSTI 2017
  • Endowed Graduate Fellowship from Dept. of Chemistry, MTU, 2016
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award from Dept. of Chemistry, MTU, 2015
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award from Dept. of Chemistry, MTU, 2015
  • Lab Rat Award from Dept. of Chemistry, MTU, 2014
  • First Place Poster Award from American Chemical Society, Upper Peninsula, MI, 2014
  • First Place Award for Leadership and Master of Ceremony from Reiyukai, Nepal, 2004
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Survey Organic
  • Intro to Chemistry Research and Careers
  • Senior Capstone Prep Class
  • Chemistry and Society
  • Chemistry of Living System
  • General Chemistry I and II
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Ashok Khanal, A Potential Package for Organic Chemistry Remote Teaching. Adv. Jour. Chem. A, 2021, 4(2), 115-125
  • Lingyun You, Theodora Spyriouni, Qingli Dai, Zhanping You; Ashok Khanal, Experimental and molecular dynamics simulation study on thermal, transport, and rheological properties of asphalt. Construction and Building Materials, 2020, 265, 120358.
  • Ashok Khanal, Shiyue Fang. Solid Phase Stepwise Synthesis of Polyethylene Glycols. Chemistry, A European Journal, 2017, 23, 15133-15142
  • Ashok Khanal, Fei Long, Bin Cao, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar Shiyue Fang. Evidence of Splitting 1,2,3-Triazole into an Alkyne and Azide by Low Mechanical Force in Presence of Other Covalent Bonds. Chemistry, A European Journal, 2016, 22(28), 9760-9767
  • Fei Long, Bin Cao, Ashok Khanal, Shiyue Fang, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar. Modification of a Single-Molecule AFM Probe with Highly Defined Surface Functionality. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 2014, 5, 2122-2128
  • Ashok Khanal, L. You, T. Spyriouni, Q. Dai, Z. You. Experimental and molecular dynamics simulation study on thermal, transport, and rheological properties of asphalt. The ACS National Meeting & Exposition Spring 2021, April 5-16
  • Ashok Khanal (Poster presenter), F. Long, B. Cao, R. S. Yassar, S. Fang. Evidence of Splitting 1,2,3-Triazole into Alkyne and Azide by Low Mechanical Force in Presence of Other Covalent Bonds. The 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, CA, United States 2017
  • Ashok Khanal (Poster presenter), F. Long, B. Cao, R. S. Yassar, S. Fang. Single-Molecule Probe Modification Using Copper-Catalyzed Click Chemistry. American Chemical Society Student Research Symposium, Marquette, MI 2014