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Ravi Mosurkal

Ravi Mosurkal
Ravi Mosurkal Adjunct Faculty, Research Chemist

Research Interest

Enzymatic/eco-friendly synthesis and physical characterization of organic chromophores and polymers for opto-electronics applications. Studying structure-property relationships via theoretical modeling, quantum chemical calculations and spectroscopic investigations.  Power/energy from renewable resources, multifunctional materials, nanomaterials, biomimetics, eco-safe FR materials, green synthesis, organic solar cells, antimicrobial properties of polymers.

Educational Background

Ph.D.,School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, India, 1992 - 97
MPhil,University of Hyderabad, India; Chemistry, 1991 - 1992
MSc,Osmania University, India; Chemistry, 1989 - 1991
BSc,Osmania University, India; Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, 1986 - 1989


US Army Natick Soldier RDEC (2010 – present)
Research Chemist:  Bio-catalytic synthesis/processing of materials for flame retardant applications, anti-microbial properties, opto-electronics, sensors, energy conversion.

University of Massachusetts Lowell (2009 - present)
Adjunct Faculty, Center for Advanced Materials

US Army Natick Soldier RDEC (2004 – 2009) 
Sr. NRC Fellow: Synthesis of hole conducting materials for organic/inorganic hybrid heterojunction photovoltaic cells and flame retardant polymers for Army applications.

University of Massachusetts Lowell (2000 - 2004)
Postdoctoral Research Associate:  Center for Advanced Materials,: Developing new molecular dyes for the photosensitization in nanocrystalline Titanium dioxide based Photovoltaic cells. 

University of Durham, Durham, UK (1998 – 1999)
Postdoctoral Research Associate:  Optoelectronics group,: Synthesis of Soluble chromophores and polymers for Polymeric Optical Fiber (POF) Networks.

University of Hyderabad, India (1992 – 1997)
PhD Research Fellow: The synthesis and characterization of a new class of organic materials for their use in nonlinear optical applications.

• US Army Research and Development Achievement Award, 2011
• Senior Research Associateship, National Research Council, June 2004-present
• Chartered Chemist, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom, 2002
• Gold Medal for securing University I rank in M.Sc., Osmania University, India, 1991 
• Junior Research Fellow, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India, 1992-1994 
• Senior Research Fellow, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India, 1994-1997 

• Member of Royal Society of Chemistry
• Member of American Chemical Society