Vinayak P Dravid

  • 23134 Citations
1987 …2023
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The properties and performance of materials - whether physical or biological or hybrid -  are dictated by complex atomic and nanoscale architecture and associated phenomena. Our research is geared towards not only their understanding but manipulation and tailring to yield favorable response and behavior. Such materials include nanostructures, especially inorganic/organic hybrids, and phenomena oftenr revolve around various defects and their dynamic behavior. Thus, the core theme in Dravid group is the paradigm for "Form-Function" and "Structure-Property" relationship in diverse materials.

On one front, we are investigating the patterning and characterization of complex multicomponent nanostructured materials such as metal/alloy nanocrystals, biomolecular nanopatterns (DNA/proteins), interfaces between inorganic nanostructures and biomolecules, etc. These structures possess unique and novel morphologies and chemistry, and their electronic structure alsdepends on size and shape. We are exploring applications of such structures, including drug delivery, bio-diagnostics and bio-chem sensing.

We are also involved in atomic-scale structure-property relationship for internal interfaces, domains and mosaics. In a large number of material systems, such as electroceramics, semiconductors, superlattices, and structural composites, the property and performance of the bulk material are intimately connected to the structure, chemistry, and electronic structure of interfaces.

The philosophy of our approach is based on sound fundamental foundation of complex phenomena, liberal use of advanced instrumentation and techniques and quest for proof-of-concepts for devices as well.

Education/Academic qualification

Material Science and Engineering, PhD, Lehigh University

… → 1990

Metallurgical Engineering, BSTech, Indian Institute of Technology

… → 1984

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Grants 1992 2023

surface treatment
titanium alloys
mechanical properties
Molecular biology
Electromagnetic waves
interdisciplinary research
research focus

Research Output 1987 2019

In-situ growth of graphene decorated Ni3S2 pyramids on Ni foam for high-performance overall water splitting

Yu, J., Du, Y., Li, Q., Zhen, L., Dravid, V. P., Wu, J. & Xu, C. Y., Jan 28 2019, In : Applied Surface Science. 465, p. 772-779 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Abrupt Thermal Shock of (NH4)2Mo3S13 Leads to Ultrafast Synthesis of Porous Ensembles of MoS2 Nanocrystals for High Gain Photodetectors

Islam, S. M., Sangwan, V. K., Li, Y., Kang, J., Zhang, X., He, Y., Zhao, J., Murthy, A., Ma, S., Dravid, V. P., Hersam, M. & Kanatzidis, M., Nov 7 2018, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 10, 44, p. 38193-38200 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thermal shock
Composite films
2 Citations

Absence of Nanostructuring in NaPbmSbTem+2: Solid Solutions with High Thermoelectric Performance in the Intermediate Temperature Regime

Slade, T. J., Grovogui, J. A., Hao, S., Bailey, T. P., Ma, R., Hua, X., Guéguen, A., Uher, C., Wolverton, C. M., Dravid, V. P. & Kanatzidis, M., Jun 6 2018, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 140, 22, p. 7021-7031 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spark plasma sintering
Solid solutions
Hot Temperature

An In Situ Reversible Heterodimeric Nanoswitch Controlled by Metal-Ion–Ligand Coordination Regulates the Mechanosensing and Differentiation of Stem Cells

Kang, H., Zhang, K., Jung, H. J., Yang, B., Chen, X., Pan, Q., Li, R., Xu, X., Li, G., Dravid, V. P. & Bian, L., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Advanced Materials.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stem cells
Metal ions

A review of the growth, doping & applications of β-Ga2O3 thin films

Razeghi, M., Park, J. H., McClintock, R. P., Pavlidis, D., Teherani, F. H., Rogers, D. J., Magill, B. A., Khodaparast, G. A., Xu, Y., Wu, J. & Dravid, V. P., Jan 1 2018, Oxide-Based Materials and Devices IX. Rogers, D. J., Teherani, F. H. & Look, D. C. (eds.). SPIE, Vol. 10533. 105330R

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Field-effect Transistor
Thin Films
field effect transistors
Doping (additives)