Research Group Website: http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/~seshadri/
Ram Seshadri received his PhD in 1995 from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. After some years as a post-doctoral fellow in Caen, France, and in Mainz, Germany, he joined the faculty of the Indian Institute of Science in 1999. He moved to the Materials Department, UCSB in 2002 as an Assistant Professor, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006, and to Professor in 2008. Since Fall 07, he has also an been a member of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Ram's research is on structure - composition - property relationships in inorganic materials.
The research currently being pursued in the Seshadri Group addresses magnetic phenomena in insulating oxides, half-metallic ferromagnetism, magnetic nanocomposites, catalytic oxides and carbides, the structure and electronic structure of polar and semiconducting materials materials (bulk as well as nano), luminescent materials for solid state lighting, high refractive index materials, and conducting nanowires.
Selected Research Publications
T. V. Pho, J. D. Yuen, J. A. Kurzman, B. G. Smith, M. Maio, W. T. Walker, R. Seshadri, and F. Wudl, N-alkyldinaphthocarbazoles, azaheptacenes, for solution-processed organic field-effect transistors, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134 (2012) 18185–18188. [doi]
K. A. Denault, N. C. George, S. R. Paden, S. Brinkley, A. A. Mikhailovsky, J. Neuefeind, S. P. DenBaars, and R. Seshadri, A green-yellow emitting oxyfluoride solid solution phosphor Sr2Ba(AlO4F)1-x(SiO5)x:Ce3+for thermally stable, high color rendition solid state white lighting, J. Mater. Chem. 22 (2012) 18204-18213 [doi]
C. S. Birkel, W. Zeier, J. E. Douglas, B. Lettiere, C. Mills, G. Seward, A. Birkel, M. Snedaker, Y. Zhang, G. Snyder, T. Pollock, R. Seshadri, and G. D. Stucky, Rapid microwave preparation of thermoelectric TiNiSn and TiCoSb half-Heusler compounds, Chem. Mater. 24 (2012) 2558–2565. [doi]
L. M. Misch, J. A. Kurzman, A. R. Derk, Y.-I. Kim, R. Seshadri, H. Metiu, E. W. McFarland, and G. D. Stucky, C-H bond activation by Pd-substituted CeO2: Substituted ions versus reduced species, Chem. Mater. 23 (2011) 5432–5439. [doi]
R. M. Shayib, N. C. George, R. Seshadri, A. W. Burton, S. I. Zones, B. F. Chmelka, Structure-directing roles and interactions of fluoride and organocations with siliceous zeolite frameworks, J. Am. Chem.Soc. 133 (2011) 18728–18741. [doi]
J. A. Kurzman, J. Li, T. D. Schladt, C. R. Parra, X. Ouyang, R. Davis, J. T. Miller, S. L. Scott, and R. Seshadri, Pd2+/Pd0redox cycling in hexagonal YMn0.5Fe0.5O3: Implications for catalysis by PGMsubstituted complex oxides, Inorg. Chem. 50 (2011) 8073–8084. [doi]