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Bala "Ramu" Ramachandran

Hazel Stewart Garner Professor of Chemistry
Executive Associate Dean for Research,
College of Engineering & Science
  • 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
Complete CV (updated April 2017)
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.  This work was started as part of the Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications (LA-SiGMA), a five year (2010-2015) $20M project funded by the National Science Foundation (EPS-1003897) and continues under the umbrella of the Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM), also a five year (2015-2020) $20M project funded by the National Science Foundation  (OIA-1541079).  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

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

Atomic Orbital Pictures Using Mathematica

Office Address

Bogard Hall 201C,
Louisiana Tech University,
P.O. Box 10348
Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: (318) 257-4304
Fax:   (318) 257-2562
Email: ramu@latech.edu