As a PI and co-PI between 2010 and 2015, Dr. Rana has obtained more than $12 million in grants for his laboratory and the DSU Optical Science Center for Applied Research,
which has sustained his research program and supported his undergraduate and graduate students. He has served as advisor and mentor to one doctoral candidate, three graduate and 15 undergraduate students as well as three high school students. Dr. Rana has also established a student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers at DSU.
In addition, Dr. Rana has published seven refereed journal papers, seven refereed conference presentations, book chapters in three different books and provided support for student involvement in 12 poster and oral presentations. He has also served as an expert resource for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research.