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B Ramakrishna

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Assoc Professor
Faculty,
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Biography: 

Associate Professor
School of Materials
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Ramakrishna's research interests are in two areas -1) Biomaterials, and 2) Engineering Education. The problems in Biomaterials that he is interested in lie at the crossroads of Biology and Materials Science & Engineering. He investigates biological supramolecular assemblies such as proteins, membranes, and DNA that are capable of incorporating inorganic solids and precisely engineer their size, shape, and orientation at the nanometer scale. The work will lead to understanding the engineering design principles adopted by a variety of living systems such as plants, fungi and microbes. These are not only fascinating from the fundamental point of view but also have many potential applications. Specifically, in the areas of biosensors, environmental nanobiotechnology, and silicon-bio hybrid devices. He is committed to bring about innovations in science and engineering education by infusion of cutting-edge research through student-reseracher partnerships, visualization based technologies, and leading-edge telecommunications. He is acively engaged in designing innovative educatiuonal experiences for undergarduate students in engineering.

Expertise

Biomaterials Engineering Education

Education

Ph.D., India Institute of Technology, Madras

 

Publications: 
  • Roger Willett, Carlos Gomez-Garcia, B Ramakrishna, Brendan Twamley. (NBu4)Ni(mnt)2: A Novel Bistable High Temperature Spin-Peierls-Like System. Polyhedorn (2005).
  • Ronald Dorn, B Ramakrishna, John Douglas, Gale Olp Ekiss, Barbara Trapido-Lurie, Malcolm Comeaux, Robert Mings, Rebecca Eden, Cathy Davis, Elizabeth Hinde. Learning Geography Promotes Learning Math: Results and Implications of Arizona's GeoMath Grade K-8 Program. Journal of Geography (2005).
Research Activity: 
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MFG 485Engineering Internship
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MFG 485Engineering Internship
MSE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 595Continuing Registration
Presentations: 
  • Ramakrishna, B. Nanovisualization of the naturaland the engineered world. Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network meeting (Oct 2005).
  • Ramakrishna, B. Down to Earth Science- A model for Inquiry based Science Teaching and Learning. NSF GK-12 PI meeting (Apr 2005).
  • Ramakrishna, B. Innovative in Undergraduate interdisciplinary Science course for Non-majors. AAAS-SWARM Annual meeting (Apr 2005).
  • Ramakrishna, B, Pizziconi, V. Student centered research programs in STEM. American Indian Higher Education Consortium meeting (Feb 2005).
  • Ramakrishna, B. Integration of research at institutions of higher education into K-12 science curricula. National Association of Biology Teachers meeting in Chicago (Oct 2004).
  • Ramakrishna, B. Web based laboratories for high school science experiments. NASA and Univ of Arkansas sponsored workshop for High school science and math teachers (Jul 2004).
  • Ramakrishna, B. Sustainability of innovations in Graduate Education. NSF- sponsored annual meeting of GK-12 projects (Apr 2004).
  • Ramakrishna, B, Wooten, Elizabeth. Science research in the High school classroom. MEC conference (Mar 2004).
Service: 
  • State Legislature, advisor to Representative David Lujan (2005 - Present)
  • South Asian Studies committee, member (2005 - Present)
  • Governor of Arizona's Program for talented Youth, one of 4 Panel members across the state (2004 - Present)
  • Junior Sciences and Humanities Symposium, Director (2003 - Present)
  • Natonal Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, regional director (2002 - Present)
  • SWARM chapter of AAAS, Chair, Organizing committee (2002 - Present)
  • Central Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Director (2000 - Present)
  • Asha for Education, Faculty Advisor (1997 - Present)
  • SoLS BioImaging Facility committee, member (2006 - 2007)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science- South Western and Rocky Mountain division, Symposium organizer (2005 - 2006)
  • Journal of Chemical Education, reviewer of papers (2005 - 2005)
  • International Science and Engineering Fair 2005 Arizona, President (2001 - 2005)
  • Taiwan Delegation on nanotechnology, Organizer for ASU (2005 - 2005)
  • Arizona Science Teachers Association, Advisor for science standards, Inquiry and integration of Research (2005 - 2005)
  • NASA Educational initiatives, Reviewer of proposals (2005 - 2005)
  • Arizona Science Center (ASC), Advisor (2004)
  • Arizona Science Center(ASC), Program committe member (2004)
  • Education and Outreach Programs in the CSSS (till september 2004), Director (2004)
  • International Science and Engineering Fair 2005 Arizona, President (2004)
  • National Space Biomedical research Institute, reviewer of proposals (2004 - 2004)
  • CRESMET Faculty Advisory Board, Member (2003)
  • Education and Outreach Programs in the CSSS, Director (2003)
  • High tech and Biotech school to work partnerships, Advisory board member (2003)
  • NIH, National Advisory Board member (2003)