Ravi Saraf, Lowell E. and Betty Anderson Distinguished Professor
Lowell E. and Betty Anderson Distinguished Professor
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
212 Othmer Hall
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0643
Dr. Saraf’s training is in polymer science, optics and Silicon processing. In the past 15 years his research interest has been in interfacial properties of materials, nanometer scale devices & their processing and, more recently in biophysics and bioengineering. An author/coauthor of 31 US Patents and 64 scientific publications, the style of his research has been in basic sciences to solve practical problems.
Before joining UNL he spent ~5 yrs. in Virginia Tech and ~10 years at IBM’s corporate research lab – Thomas J. Watson Research Center at Yorktown Heights.
PhD/MS: Polymer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.S: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
- S. Kundu, V. Maheshwari, and R.F. Saraf, “Polyelectrolyte mediated scalable synthesis of highly stable silver nanocubes in less than a minute using microwave irradiations,” Nanotechnology, 2008, 19, Art. No. 065604.
- V. Maheshwari, Jennifer Kane, and Ravi F. Saraf, “Self-assembly of microns long one dimensional network of cemented Au nanoparticles,” Advanced Materials, 2008, 20 (2), 284-287.
- S. Niu, G. Singh, and R.F. Saraf, “Label-less Fluorescence-based Detection for DNA Microarray,” Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2007, 23, 714-720.
- S. Niu and R.F. Saraf, “Selective assembly of nanoparticles on block copolymer by surface modification,” Nanotechnology, 2007, 18 Art. No. 125607.
- V. Berry, A. Gole, S. Kundu, C.J. Murphy, R.F. Saraf, "Deposition pf CTAB terminated nanorods on bacteria to form highly conducting hybrid system", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 17600-17601.
- V. Berry, R.F. Saraf, “Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles on Live Bacterium: An Avenue to Fabricate Electronic Device,” Angewandte Chemie, Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 6668-6673.
- V. Berry, S. Rangaswamy, and R.F. Saraf, “Highly selective, electrically conductive monolayer of nanoparticles on live bacteria,” Nano Letters, 2004, 4, 939-942.
- S. Elhadj, G. Singh, R.F. Saraf, “Optical Properties of Immobilized DNA Monolayer from 255 to 700 nm,” Langmuir, 2004, 20, 5539-5543.
- G. Singh, R.F. Saraf, Y. Martin, “Solid-like Dynamics in Ultra Thin-films of Polymeric Liquids,” Applied Physics Letters, 2003, 83, 5410-5412.
- S. Niu, R.F. Saraf, “Stability of Order in Solvent-Annealed Block Copolymer Thin Films,” Macromolecules, 2003, 36, 2428-2440.
- S. Elhadj, J. Woody, S. Niu, R.F. Saraf, “Orientation of Self-assembled Block Copolymer Cylinders Perpendicular to Electric Field in Mesoscale Thin Film,” Applied Physics Letters, 2003, 82, 871-873.
- R.F. Saraf, S. Niu, Bio-Chip Photoluminescenct Method for Identifying Biologicla Material, and Apparatus for Use with such Methods and Bio-Chips, US Patent 6,706,479 B2, issued 03/16/04.
- R.F. Saraf, H.K. Wickramasinghe, “Self assembled Nano-devices using DNA,” US Patent 6,656,693, issued 12/02/03.
- R.F.Saraf, et al., Radio Frequency (RF) Transponder (TAG) With Composite Antenna, US Patent 6,271,793, 8/7/01.
- R.F. Saraf, J.M. Roldan, Lead Free Conductive Composites for Electrical Interconnections, US Patent 6,197,222, 03/06/01.
- A. Gupta, R.F. Saraf, Micro Goniometer for Scanning Microscopy, US Patent 6,100,523, 8/08/00.