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Ramya Gurunathan

Ramya Gurunathan

MPhil Candidate in Scientific Computing

B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (2016); The Pennsylvania State University


I am a recent graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. in materials science and engineering. At Cambridge, I am pursuing an MPhil in Scientific Computing with a focus in atomistic modelling of materials under the sponsorship of the Churchill Scholarship. My MPhil project within the MML group is focused on modelling of carbon nanotube growth via chemical vapor deposition using metal nanoparticle catalysts. I will use a combination of machine learning techniques and tight-binding method to classify and optimize the structure of these nanoparticles. 


  • Multiscale Modelling
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Carbon Nanotubes

Key Publications

R. Gurunathan, J. Nasr, J. Cordell, R. Banai, M. Abraham, K. Cooley, M. Horn, S. Mohney, 'Pd and Au Contacts to SnS: Thermodynamics Predictions and Annealing Study', Journal of Electronic Materials, 2016.

H. Nagasawa, R. Gurunathan and M. Suemitsu, 'Controlling Planar Defects in 3C-SiC: Ways to Wake it up as a Practical Semiconductor', Materials Science Forum, vol. 821-823, pp. 108-114, 2015.

A. Domask, R. Gurunathan, and S. Mohney, 'Transition Metal-MoS2 Reactions: Review and Thermodynamic Predictions,' Journal of Electronic Materials, 2015.

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Multi-scale modelling of carbon nanotube reinforced crosslinked interfaces

Jan 28, 2017

A new paper by James A. Elliott and his Turkish collaborators Elif Ozden-Yenigun and Canan Atilgan is published in Computational Materials Science

Chirality-independent characteristic crystal length in carbon nanotube textiles measured by Raman spectroscopy

Jan 28, 2017

A new paper by John S. Bulmer, Thurid S. Gspann, Jon S. Barnard and James A. Elliott is published in Carbon.

MML Christmas Dinner 16-12-16

Dec 23, 2016

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, from the Macromolecular Materials Lab.

High thermal conductivities of carbon nanotube films and micro-fibres and their dependence on morphology

Dec 12, 2016

A new paper by Thurid S. Gspann, Stefan M. Juckes, John F. Niven, Michel B. Johnson, James A. Elliott, Mary Anne White, Alan H. Windle is published in Carbon.

A summer tea time and farewell to Segio

Jul 22, 2016

The MML group had a nice tea time in the department on the hottest day of this summer. Dr Sergio Estravís has successfully finished his current research associate position in this summer. We wish Sergio has a greater success in the future.

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