RPI Engineering
Ravishankar Sundararaman

Ravishankar Sundararaman

Assistant Professor

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

Education

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

Publications

  • • E. Cortes, W. Xie, J. Cambiasso, A. Jermyn, R. Sundararaman, P. Narang, S. Schlucker and S. A. Maier, “Plasmonic hot electron transport drives nano-localized chemistry”, Nature Commun. 8, 14880 (2017)
  • • P. Narang, L. Zhao, S. Claybrook and R. Sundararaman, “Effects of Interlayer Coupling on Hot Carrier Dynamics in Graphene-Derived van der Waals Heterostructures”, Adv. Opt. Mater., in press (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)
  • • R. Sundararaman and Y. Ping, “First-principles electrostatic potentials for reliable alignment at interfaces and defects”, J. Chem. Phys. 146, 104109 (2017)
  • • R. Sundararaman and K. Schwarz, “Evaluating continuum solvation models for the electrode-electrolyte interface: Challenges and strategies for improvement”, J. Chem. Phys. 146, 084111 (2017)
  • • A. Brown, R. Sundararaman, P. Narang, A. M. Schwartzberg, W.A. Goddard III and H.A. Atwater, “Experimental and Ab initio Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics in Plasmonic Nanoparticles”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 087401 (2017)
  • • A. Brown, R. Sundararaman, P. Narang, W.A. Goddard III and H.A. Atwater, “Ab initio phonon coupling and optical response of hot electrons in plasmonic metals”, Phys. Rev. B 91, 075120 (2016)
  • • P. Narang, R. Sundararaman, A. Jermyn, W.A. Goddard III and H.A. Atwater, “Cubic Nonlinearity Driven Up-Conversion in High-Field Plasmonic Hot Carrier Systems”, J. Phys. Chem. C, Article ASAP (2016)
  • • K. Schwarz, B. Xu, Y. Yan and R. Sundararaman, “Partial oxidation of step-bound water leads to anomalous pH effects on metal electrode step-edges”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 16216 (2016)
  • • P. Narang, R. Sundararaman and H.A. Atwater, “Plasmonic hot carrier dynamics in solid-state and chemical systems for energy conversion”, Nanophotonics 5, 96 (2016)
  • • 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)
  • • A. Brown, R. Sundararaman, P. Narang, W.A. Goddard III and H.A. Atwater, “Non-Radiative Plasmon Decay and Hot Carrier Dynamics: Effects of Phonons, Surfaces and Geometry”, ACS Nano, 10, 957 (2016)