Prof. Ramprasad is presently the Michael E. Tennenbaum Family Chair and Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Eminent Scholar in the School of Materials Science & Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (or Georgia Tech). He joined Georgia Tech in February 2018. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he was the Centennial Term Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He joined the University of Connecticut in Fall 2004 after a 6-year stint with Motorola’s R&D laboratories at Tempe, AZ. Prof. Ramprasad received his B. Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, an M.S. degree in Materials Science & Engineering at the Washington State University, and a Ph.D. degree also in Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.Prof. Ramprasad’s area of expertise is in the development and application of first principles and data-driven materials computational tools, and more broadly in the utilization of such methods for the design and discovery of new materials, especially dielectrics and catalysts.
Prof. Ramprasad is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and the Max Planck Society Fellowship for Distinguished Scientists. Prof. Ramprasad’s research is funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Army Research Office (ARO), and Toyota Research Institute (TRI). He has lead a ONR-sponsored Multi-disciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) in the past to accelerate the discovery of polymeric capacitor dielectrics for energy storage, and is presently leading another MURI aimed at the understanding and design of dielectrics tolerant to enormous electric fields. He has authored or co-authored over 180 peer-reviewed journal articles, 6 book chapters and 4 patents. He has been a Guest Editor for the Journal of Materials Science, delivered over 150 invited talks at Universities and Conferences worldwide, and has organized several international symposia.