Ravishankar Sundararaman

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

  • Postdoctoral fellow, Joint Center for Artifical Photosynthesis, California Institute of Technology and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 2013-2016
  • Ph.D. Physics, Cornell University, 2013
  • M.Sc. Physics, IIT Kanpur, 2007
Research Focus
  • Research Interests: computational material science
  • electronic properties
  • nanomaterials
  • solid-liquid interfaces
  • electrochemistry
  • plasmonics
  • photonics
  • energy conversion and storage applications
  • Emphasis on collaboratively developing new theoretical and computational methods in open-source software
Select Works
  • P. Gupta, L. S. Schadler and R. Sundararaman, “Dielectric properties of polymer nanocomposite interphases from electrostatic force microscopy using machine learning”, Mater. Charact. 173, 110909 (2021)
  • A. Habib, H. Vijayamohanan, C. K. Ullal and R. Sundararaman, “Coupled Electromagnetic and Reaction Kinetics Simulation of Super-Resolution Interference Lithography”, J. Phys. Chem. B 124, 7717 (2020)
  • G. Tagliabue, J. S. DuChene, M. Abdellah, A. Habib, D. J. Gosztola, Y. Hattori, W.-H. Cheng, K. Zheng, S. E. Canton, R. Sundararaman, J. Sa and H. A. Atwater, “Ultrafast hot-hole injection modifies hot-electron dynamics in Au/p-GaN heterostructures”, Nature Mater. 19, 1312 (2020)
  • J. Xu, A. Habib, S. Kumar, F. Wu, R. Sundararaman and Y. Ping, “Spin-phonon relaxation from a universal ab initio density-matrix approach”, Nature Commun. 11, 2780 (2020)
  • K. Schwarz and R. Sundararaman, “The electrochemical interface in first-principles calculations”, Surf. Sci. Rep. 75, 100492 (2020)
  • D. Wang and R. Sundararaman, “Layer dependence of defect charge transition levels in two-dimensional materials”, Phys. Rev. B 101, 054103 (2020)
  • A. Shandilya, L. S. Schadler and R. Sundararaman, “First-principles identification of localized trap states in polymer nanocomposite interfaces”, J. Mater. Research 35, 931 (2020)
  • C. K. Ullal, J. Shi and R. Sundararaman, “Electron mobility in graphene without invoking the Dirac equation”, Am. J. Phys. 87, 291 (2019)