NRC Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Location: 3030 E EB1
Singamaneni's interests include Emerging multifunctional materials such as multiferroic and ferroelectric materials and devices, thin film deposition, magnetism and magneto-transport, organic and inorganic spinstronics, graphene based materials, electron spin/paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, point and complex defects, semiconducting materials.
Srinivasa Rao Singamaneni received his Ph.D from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2008. During his Ph.D period, he has extensively worked on magnetic, magneto-transport and electron magnetic resonance studies of nano-scale charge ordered manganites. After submission of Ph.D thesis, for a short period, he was a visiting scientist at Dortmund University, Germany, to investigate the Mn doped GaAs quantum wells through optically detected magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Next, he accepted a three-year INPAC postdoctoral fellowship at the university of Leuven, Belgium. During this tenure, his research work largely focused on organic semiconducting materials including the carbon nanotubes, graphene nanoribbons and graphene oxide looking at their electronic and magnetic properties using advanced multi-frequency electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy. In addition, he has employed pulsed high magnetic fields (~ 50 T) to investigate the magnetic and magneto-caloric effects of nano-scale charge ordered manganites.
Then, he moved to Boise State University, USA, where, he mainly looked at inorganic wide-band gap transition metal (Co, Fe, Mn) doped semiconducting nano materials such as ZnO, MgO and SnO2, the nature of reactive oxygen species (ROS's) when these nano particles are attached to living cells through temperature-dependent ESR spectroscopy.
After spending about 11 months at Boise, he accepted national research council (NRC) postdoctoral fellowship associated with North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Army research Office (ARO), where, he is working at present. His current research work involves the epitaxial integration of important thin film ferroelectric (BiFeO3 and BaTiO3) and ferromagnetic materials (La0.7Sr0.3MnO3, SrRuO3, Py, Ni) with the technologically important substrate Si (100) and investigate the interface physical properties. In addition to fundamental scientific interest, his research also focuses on the fabrication of low power and faster smart devices based on the above multiferroic materials. Singamaneni has published over 32 papers and delivered over 5 invited lectures since 2008 on the above topics.
For additional information, please look at our published work:
- Ph.D. Physics Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2008
- M.S. Physics Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, 2001
- B.S. Physics Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India, 1999