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Subramanian Research Group

Where Discoveries Happen!


2023 group photo

2023 Spring Group Photo (L-R, back row-front row): Owen, Jun, Shiva, Shivani, Gary, Alyssa, Jenny, Anjali, Mas, Yu-An, Erin

2021 Fall Group Picnic Photo

2021 Fall Group Picnic Photo (L-R): Carlo, Benjamin, Jenny, Shiva, Shivani, Mas, Alyssa, Yu-An, Laks, Jun, Vidhara, Grace

2018 Fall Group Photo

2018 Fall Group Photo (L-R, back row-front row): Austen, Max, Joseph, Austin, Chris, Benjamin, Scott, Jun, Brett, Mas, Grace, Vidhara, Darbi, Alyssa, Ellie

Our research efforts focus on designing new inorganic solid state functional materials for emerging applications in the fields of:

  • electronics, including topological insulators
  • solid-state energy conversion and storage
  • superconductivity
  • magnetic materials
  • catalysis
  • durable high-performance color pigments
  • efficient environmentally benign chemical synthesis processes (e.g. rapid synthesis of high-temperature materials using microwave radiation)

We are particularly inspired by the challenges involved in developing design concepts for materials with conflicting or contraindicating properties, as seen in:

  • thermoelectrics
  • multiferroics
  • high K dielectrics
  • negative thermal expansion materials

The team has a track record of making important and exciting scientific breakthroughs in materials chemistry. Discoveries have been given prominent coverage throughout the world in leading newspapers and magazines – including The New York Times, The New Yorker, TIME, NPR, National Geographic Magazine, C&EN news, La Monde (France), Geo (Germany), Chemistry World (UK), and The Hindu (India).