Ravi Mosurkal wearing a suit and glasses and smiling with an American flag behind him.

Ravi Mosurkal, Ph.D.

Co-Director HEROES

Center for Advanced Materials, Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Soldier Center
Olney Hall 420

Research Interests

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.


  • 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.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 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