Ravishankar Sundararaman

Associate Professor, Priti and Mukesh Chatter '82 Career Development Chair
Materials Science and Engineering

Ravishankar Sundararaman is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Priti and Mukesh Chatter '82 Career Development Chair, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University in 2013, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis at Caltech till 2016. His research group develops combined quantum-classical simulations facilitating first-principles materials design for electrochemical, plasmonic and nano-electronic applications, and leads the development of the JDFTx open-source software for such calculations. He is the recipient of the AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award in 2020.