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MSE Welcomes Rampi Ramprasad, Michael E. Tennenbaum Family Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Energy Sustainability
Rampi Ramprasad joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering at 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. Dr. 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.
As the Michael E. Tennenbaum Family Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Energy Sustainability, Ramprasad will build on his area of expertise in computational and machine learning methods aimed at the discovery of new materials for energy production and storage applications. Ramprasad’s research has been funded by the ONR, NSF, DOE ARO and industry. He has led an 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.
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.