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Bala "Ramu" Ramachandran

Associate Vice President for Research and
Dean of Graduate School

T. L. James Eminent Scholar Chair Professor
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Institute for Theoretical Chemistry, University of Texas, Austin, 1987-89
  • Ph. D., Kansas State University, 1987
  • M.Sc., Indian Institute of Technology, India, 1982
  • B. Sc., University of Calicut, India, 1980

Photograph by Ravee Mahadevan, February 2016

Research Interests

My research interests are in the general area of computational chemistry and computational materials science. We are currently engaged in the study of small to medium metal, metal oxide, and alloy clusters and the study of anode materials for lithium ion batteries.  Recent research has been funded by Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications (LA-SiGMA)  (2010-2015) funded by the National Science Foundation (EPS-1003897), the Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM) (2015-2020)  funded by the National Science Foundation  (OIA-1541079),  and the Louisiana Materials Design Alliance (LAMDA) (2020-2025), funded by the National Science Foundation (OIA-1946231).  All of this work tends to be intensely computational in nature, and requires the use of high-performance computing platforms such as those provided by the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI).  

PUBLICATIONS:  Peer-reviewed Papers    Books/Book Chapters

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Really old stuff I can't bring myself to  delete:

Atomic Orbital Pictures Using Mathematica

Office Address

Wyly Tower 1208,
Louisiana Tech University,
P.O. Box 7923
Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: (318) 257-4304
Fax:   (318) 257-4487
Email: ramu@latech.edu