Welcome to Ramki Kalyanaraman's Group!

Our long term goal is to design, make and characterize advanced functional materials with applications in sensing, information processing and energy harvesting, amongst others. These applied goals will be realized through fundamental  research in self-assembly and self-organization,energetic beam (laser, ion beam)-material interactions, plasmonics, magnetism and the design and characterization of  complex and multifunctional nanocomposites made from metals, ceramics and semiconductors. Immediate application areas being investigated include broadband solar absorbing materials for photovoltaics, surfaces for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS), magnetic sensing/data storage and linear/non-linear optical materials based on plasmonics.     Click on the research topics below to learn more.

News Items
Positions Available
(Jan 08) - Please send mail to ramkik at wustl dot edu if interested
  • Graduate student to work on laser-induced self-organization and pattern formation
  • Graduate student to work on plasmonic nanocomposites for solar energy harvesting
  • Graduate student to work on advanced functional nanomaterials
                                Active research Interests
Laser-film interactions Optics, plasmonics and nanophotonics
Self-organization in ultrathin films Structure-processing-property correlations
Thin film microstructure studies

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(Last updated: Jan 2008)