Tej Limbu

Tej Limbu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics,
College of Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3816
Email: limbu@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM 2216


Dr. Limbu joined University of Houston-Clear Lake in Fall 2021. He previously worked as a postdoctoral research scholar at North Carolina State University for a year and North Carolina Central University for about three years. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the University of Puerto Rico in 2017, with research focused on experimental materials science and materials physics. Dr. Limbu earned his master’s and bachelor’s degree in physics from Tribhuvan University in Nepal, where he was born. Nepal is a beautiful country abounding in low to high mountains, fast-current rivers, majestic lakes, magnificent waterfalls, and diverse flora and fauna — truly a great tourist destination.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Limbu is interested in pursuing research on two-dimensional (2D) materials and their heterostructures/nanocomposites for electronic, optoelectronic, and thermal applications. His previous research encompasses synthesis of 2D materials by chemical vapor deposition and wet chemistry approach such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, and MXenes, materials characterization using advanced tools such as electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Infrared spectroscopy, and UV-visible spectroscopy, and assessing the materials for electronic, optoelectronic, thermal, and sensing applications. Dr. Limbu is always excited to have research collaboration with other researchers within and outside of the university.

If you are interested in Dr. Limbu's research, please contact him at limbu@uhcl.edu


  • T. B. Limbu, B. Chitara, M. Garcia Cervantes, Y. Zhou, S. Huang, Y. Tang, F. Yan, Unravelling the thickness  dependence and mechanism of surface-enhanced Raman scattering on Ti3C2Tx MXene nanosheets. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2020, 124, 32, 17772–17782
  • T. B. Limbu, B. Chitara, J. D. Orlando, M. Garcia Cervantes, S. Kumari, Q. Li, Y. Tang, F. Yan, Green synthesis of  reduced Ti3C2Tx MXene nanosheets with enhanced conductivity, oxidation stability, and SERS activity. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2020,8, 4722-4731
  • T. B. Limbu, J. C. Hernandez, F. Mendoza, R. Katiyar, J. J. Razink, V. I. Makarov, B. R. Weiner, G. Morell. A novel  approach to the layer number-controlled and grain size-controlled growth of high-quality graphene for nanoelectronics. ACS Applied Nano Materials 2018, 1, 1502−1512
  • T. B. Limbu, K. R. Hahn, F. Mendoza, S. Sahoo, J. J. Razink, R. S. Katiyar, B. R. Weiner, G. Morell. Grain size dependent thermal conductivity of polycrystalline twisted bilayer graphene. Carbon 2017, 117 367-375
  • T. B. Limbu, F. Mendoza, D. Barrionuevo, J. Carpena, B. Maruyama, R. S. Katiyar, B. Weiner, G. Morell. Study on the optical and electrical properties of tetracyanoethylene doped bilayer graphene stack for transparent conducting electrodes. AIP Advances 2016, 6, 035319
  • B. Adhikari, T. B. Limbu, K. Vinodgopal, F. Yan, Atmospheric-Pressure CVD growth of 2H- and 1T’-MoTe2 Films with High-Performance SERS Activity, Nanotechnology 2021, 32 335701
  • B. Chitara, T. B. Limbu, J. D. Orlando, Y. Tang, Ultrathin Bi2O2S nanosheet near-infrared photodetectors, Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 16285–16291
  • B. Chitara, T. B. Limbu, J. D. Orlando, K. Vinodgopal, F. Yan, 2D Bi2O2Se Nanosheets for non-enzymatic electrochemical detection of H2O2. IEEE Sensors Letters, 2020, 4, 1-4, Art no. 2000504
  • S. Dugu, S. Pavunny, T. B. Limbu, B. R. Weiner, G. Morell, R. S. Katiyar. A graphene integrated highly transparent resistive switching memory device. APL Materials 2018, 6, 058503
  • S. Gupta, R. Medwal, T. B. Limbu, R. K. Katiyar, S. P. Pavunny, M. Tomar, G. Morell, V. Gupta, R. S. Katiyar.  Graphene/semiconductor silicon modified BiFeO3/indium tin oxide ferroelectric photovoltaic device for transparent self-powered windows. Applied Physics Letters 2015, 107, 062902

Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • Intermediate Electromagnetism
  • University Physics