Ravi Subramanian

( University of Nevada, Reno )


(775) 784-4686
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Research Fields: Electrical And Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Solar Energy Materials, Photocatalytic Processes, Environmental Remediation, Fuel Cell Catalysts, Energy Storage Systems
  • Disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Engineering, Physical Sciences
  • Location:Washoe County
  • Funding:NSF - National Science Foundation


Dr. Subramanian finds the most rewarding or gratifying about being a mentor:  The satisfaction I see in their faces when they come to me and report some good results. Student achievement: Their recognition through awards, scholarships, and limelight.


Ravi Subramanian is currently an associate professor of chemical engineering. He is on the graduate faculty of the Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Department and an adjunct in the Chemistry Department. He is also the solar energy thrust area coordinator in the Renewable Energy Center at the University. His area of research focus is on nanostructured materials for solar energy utilization. He has expertise in the synthesis, characterization and application of photoactive materials in photovoltaics, clean fuel production and environmental remediation. In his 12 years of research he has developed inorganic materials including semiconductor-semiconductor and semiconductor-metal nanocomposites for applications related to solar energy utilization and fuel cells.

Materials discovery and devices development to harvest solar energy continues to be a challenge. Eco-friendly and earth abundant elements have a great potential to harvest solar energy. With solar energy: your future is bright!