Ravishankar Sundararaman

Ravishankar Sundararaman
Assistant 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

Focus Area

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

Selected Scholarly Works

M. Chandra, G. Kataria, D. Sahdev and R. Sundararaman, “Hydrodynamic and ballistic AC transport in two-dimensional Fermi liquids”, Phys. Rev. B 99, 165409 (2019)

C. K. Ullal, J. Shi and R. Sundararaman, “Electron mobility in graphene without invoking the Dirac equation”, Am. J. Phys. 87, 291 (2019)

A. Habib, F. Florio and R. Sundararaman, “Hot carrier dynamics in plasmonic transition metal nitrides”, J. Opt. 20, 064001 (2018)

R. Sundararaman, K. Letchworth Weaver and K. A. Schwarz, “Improving Accuracy of Electrochemical Capacitance and Solvation Energetics in First-Principles Calculations”, J. Chem. Phys. 148, 144105 (2018)

F. Florio, G. Sinha and R. Sundararaman, “Designing High-Accuracy Permanent Magnets for Low-Power Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, IEEE Trans. Magn. 54, 1 (2018)

R. Sundararaman, K. Letchworth-Weaver, K. A. Schwarz, D. Gunceler, Y. Ozhabes and T.A. Arias, “JDFTx: software for joint density-functional theory”, SoftwareX 6, 278 (2017)

R. Sundararaman, M. C. Figueiredo, M. T. M. Koper and K. A. Schwarz, “Electrochemical Capacitance of CO-terminated Pt(111) is Dominated by CO-Solvent Gap”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 8, 5344 (2017)

R. Sundararaman, W. A. Goddard III and T. A. Arias, “Grand canonical electronic density-functional theory: Algorithms and applications to electrochemistry”, J. Chem. Phys. 146, 114104 (2017)

H. Xiao, T. Cheng, W.A. Goddard III and R. Sundararaman, “Mechanistic Explanation of the pH Dependence and Onset Potentials for Hydrocarbon Products from Electrochemical Reduction of CO on Cu (111)”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 483 (2016)

R. Sundararaman, P. Narang, A. Jermyn, W.A. Goddard III and H.A. Atwater, “Theoretical predictions for hot-carrier generation from surface plasmon decay”, Nature Commun. 5, 5788 (2014)