Dr. Rambabu Bobba

 

 

 

 Title:

Professor

 Office:

Department of Physics,
Rm. 123 & 114, James Hall, Southern University and A&M College,
Baton Rouge, LA 70813

 Phone:

225-505-4561

 Fax:

225-771-2130

 Email:

Rambabu_Bobba@subr.edu
Rambabu@cox.net

RBobba2015@gmail.com

Electrochemical Energy Storage, Conversion & Environmental Technologies:
Material Challenges, Opportunities, and Scope for Interdisciplinary Degree Program


CURRENT STATUS:
 Tenured Professor, US Citizen

Current Research at Southern University and A&M College (SUBR): 

Design and development of low cost, more efficient materials that can facilitate widespread commercialization of clean energy technologies such as fuel cells, solar cells, high energy density batteries, and supercapacitors to address the world's energy and environmental challenges. Our research encompasses a broad range of activities including design of new materials based on basic chemistry and physics concepts, novel chemical synthesis and processing, advanced materials characterization, physical and chemical property measurements, fabrication and evaluation of prototype devices, and a fundamental understanding of the structure-property-performance relationships of materials.

AREA OF RESEARCH:

  • In Situ and Ex Situ  Characterization of Ionically Conducting Materials using advanced Spectro-electrochemical Techniques.
  • Development of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Devices ((LT-SOFCs, HT-PEMFCs, Li-batteries, Supercapacitors, and Solar Hydrogen)

AREA(S) OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Advanced Electrodes and Electrolytes for Energy Storage (Lithium Batteries and Supercapacitors) and Conversion (Fuel cells (IT-SOFCs, and HT-PEMFCs).
  • In Situ and Ex Situ Characterization of materials using advanced surface analytical (STM, TEM, SEM and XPS), X-ray Spectroscopic (EXAFS, XANES) and Spectro-electrochemical  (UV-VIS-NIR,  XRD, DSC, TGA, and Impedance Spectroscopy ) Techniques.
  • Synthesis of Nanostructured Thin Films and Superlattices using Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD), wet chemical, solid state, and microwave routes for making electrodes and electrolytes for Li batteries, fuel cells (PEMFCs & SOFCs), sensors, solar cells and CMOS devices.
  • Photocatalysts, Solar Hydrogen and Renewable Energy.


EDUCATION:

Ph.D. 1982,  Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, Physics

                   Experimental Solid State Physics [Materials Science]

M.S.   1974,  Physics, Vikram University, Ujjain, India

B.S.    1972,  Physics,  Andhra University, Waltair, India

POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

  • Chemistry and Physics, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, USA, PDF1985
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, Chemical Engineering PDF 1987

Research Focus: Nanostructure Synthesis. Energy Conversion (fuel cells (SOFCs and PCFCs), solar PV hydrogen) and Storage (Li batteries, electrochemical and dielectric capacitors) Devices

Global Research Experience and Service

  • 2015-2016 Fulbright Senior Teaching and Research Fellow, SVU, Tirupati, AP, India
  • Co-Chairmen, SETS&CC-2016 International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies for Smart and Clean Cities, Amar Raja Batteries, Tirupati, AP, India
  • Co-Chairmen, GETSC-2018 International Conference on Green Energy Technologies for Smart Cities, SRM University, Amaravati, AP, India
  • Organizing Committee Member (International) and invited speaker five conferences in India (2017-2018)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Aug 1998 – P 1997- present   Professor of Physics, Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Aug 1992 ? 1997 Associate Professor,  Aug  1986- 1991,  Assistant Professor,    
  • Aug 1979-July 1980, Lecturer in Physics, Gandhi Institute of Technology, Waltair, India.
  • Graduate (Ph.D. degree) Faculty in the Science/Mathematics Education at SUBR
  • July 2015-Jan 2016Taught Spectroscopy and Solid State Physics courses M.Sc Courses at SVU .
  • Served as co-advisor (unofficial) for Ph.D. students at SVU

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE IN NATIONAL LABORATORIES AND INDUSTRY

  • June 2003- August 2003, ONR Summer Senior Research Fellow, U.S-NAVY-CARDEROCK
  • June 1996-August 1996, Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA.
  • June 1995 - Aug. 1995; Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA.
  • June 1995 - Aug. 1994 Physicist, LLNL, Livermore, CA-94550.
  • May 1993 - Aug. 1993: Member of Technical Staff, AT&T, Allentown, PA
  • May 1992 - Aug. 1992: Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Allentown, PA-
  • May 1991- Aug. 1991; Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell. Allentown, PA-
  • May 1990 - Aug. 1990: Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Allentown, PA
  • May 1989 - Aug. 1989: Corrosion Research Center, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, MN,
  • January 1985-Aug.1986, and May1987-Aug 1987, University of New Orleans, NO, LA

 

EXPERIENCE IN SERVICE LEARNING AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

  • Consistently teaching courses for liberal arts students in the Center for Service Learning (Division of Continuing Education at SUBR). Also taught in Howard Hughes program. Taught physical science, general physics 1 &2 at Our Lady of the Lake College.
  • Consistently supported exchange visitors from abroad (IIT/M, CECRI, IGKAR, Taiwan, Germany) since 1989 and serving as Chairperson, Review Committee Team, University of West Indies-St-Augustine Campus, Trinidad.

RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Developed two research laboratories for Energy Conversion and Storage Devices (1. Solid State Ionics, [ JAMES HALL 123 ], and 2.Surface Science and Spectroscopy [JAMES HALL 114] in the Department of PHYSICS.  Over 1 million dollars were invested exclusively for research equipment.  One of the first few people associated in setting up the multimillion dollar CAMD at LSU and collaborating with the scientists at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) since its inception in the State of Louisiana.

FACULTY ADVISOR

Supported and trained over 120 undergraduates, 10 graduate (MS) and 2 Ph.D. students. Served as thesis advisor (Kishore Karki, Amar Karki, Sundara L Ghatty, David Dixon, Sumana Adusumilli) for six MS thesis at SUBR. External examiner/ reviewer for PH.D thesis for over 12 universities in India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Trinidad.

On an average, six undergraduate students present their work (oral and posters) every year in one of the annual U.S-DOE-NETL, U.S-DOE-LLNL, U.S-DOE-NREL- REAP, NSBP, and NSF-LAMP conferences held in various graduate schools across the country. Since 1994, every year at least one or two advises have been recognized in these conferences.

Awards:

  1. Teacher of the Year, College of Science, 1992 2) Teacher of the Year, Southern University and A&M College, 1994, 3) Investigator of the Year, Southern University and A&M College, 2002, 4) Quality Employee of the Year, 2004, and 5) Mentor of the Year 2006

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS ON NANOCRYSTALLINE ELECTRODES AND ELECTROLYTES FOR POWER SOURCES IN REFEREED JOURNALS [out of 125]

  1. Structural studies of a green-emitting terbium doped calcium zinc phosphate phosphor, Ramesh, G.R.Dillip, B.Rambabu, S.W.Joo, B. Deva Prasad Raju, Journal of Molecular Structure, vol. 1155, pp. 568–572, 2018. 
  2. Luminescence properties of CaZn2(PO4)2:Sm3+ phosphor for lighting application, B. Ramesh, G.R. Dillip, G. RajasekharaReddy, B. Deva Prasad Raju, Rambabu, “ Optik - Volume 156, Pages 906-913 March 2018,  
  3. High performance lithium insertion negative electrode materials for electrochemical devices, V.S. Reddy Channu, Rambabu, Kusum Kumari, Rajmohan R.Kalluru, RudolfHolze, Applied Surface Science, Volume 387, Pages 839-84530 November 2016, 
  4. VO2(B) @ carbon cathodes for lithium ion batteries, V.S. ReddyChannu, Rambabu, KusumKumari, RudolfHolze, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 481, Pages 314-318, 20 September 2015, Synthesis and characterization of NiO nanoparticles for electrochemical applications, V.S. Reddy Channu, Rudolf Holze, B. Rambabu Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol. 414, pp. 204–208, 2012.
  5. Graphite and graphene oxide electrodes for lithium ion batteries, V.S.Reddy Channu, Rambabu Bobba, and Rudolf Holze, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 436, 2013,Pages 245–251.
  6. Synthesis and characterization of H2V3O8 nanorods for electrochemical devices. V.S.Reddy Channu, Rudolf Holze, and B. Rambabu, Current Applied Physics, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2013, Pages 237–240
  7. Nanocrystalline LiNi4Mn0.4Co0.2O2 Cathode for Lithium Ion Batteries, VS Reddy Channu, D. Ravichandran, Rudolf Holze, B. Rambabu, Colloids and Surfaces A Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. Volume 453, 5 July 2014, Pages 125–131
  8. Development of non –perfluorinated hybrid materials for single cell proton exchange membrane fuel cells, Uma Thanganthan, David Dixon, Sundara L Ghatty, Bobba Rambabu, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 37, Issue 22, Pages 17180-171901 (November 2012).
  9. Synthesis and characterization of PANI nanostructures for supercapacitors and photoluminescence, Venkata Subba Reddy Channu, Rudolf Holze, Bobba Rambabu & Rajamohan R. Kalluru, Iran Polym J (2012) 21:457-462
  10. Electrochemical PerformanceMeasurements of PBI-Based High-Temperature PEMFCs, Javier Parrondo, Chitturi Venkateswara Rao, Sundara L. Ghatty, and B. Rambabu, International Journal of Electrochemistry Volume 2011 (2011)
  11. High temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell performance of PtxCoy/C cathodes, Rao, Ch.V., Parrondo, J., Ghatty, S. L., Rambabu, B., J. Power Sources 195 (2010) 3425.
  12. Platinum/tin oxide/carbon cathode catalyst for high temperature PEM fuel cell ,Parrondo, J., Mijangos, F., Rambabu, B., J. Power Sources 195, 13 (2010) 3977-3983.
  13. Electrocatalytic performance of In2O3-supported Pt/C nanoparticles for ethanol electro-oxidation in direct ethanol fuel cells, Javier Parrondo, R. Santhanam Federico Mijangos, B. Rambabu, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 5 (2010) 1342 – 1354
  14. Polybenzimidazoles (PBI) Membranes and Platinum - Cobalt/Carbon (Pt-Co/C) Alloy Catalysts for High Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (HT-PEMFCs) Ghatty, Sundara L., M.S., Rambabu Bobba, 2010, 188 1490492
  15. Characterization of hybrid composite membrane based polymer/precursor/SiO2, Uma Thanganathan, Yuta Nishina, Kunio Kimura, Satoshi Hayakawa, Rambabu Bobba, Materials Letters Volume 81, 15 August 2012, Pages 88–91
  16. Alternative proton-conducting electrolytes and their electrochemical performancesUma Thanganathan & Javier Parrondo & Bobba Rambabu, J Solid State Electrochem, 2012 DOI 10.1007/s10008-012-1642-6
  17. Nanocomposite hybrid membranes containing polyvinyl alcoholor poly(tetramethylene oxide) for fuel cell applications, Uma Thanganathan, Javier Parrondo, B. Rambabu, J Appl Electrochem (2011) 41:617–622
  18. Enhanced conductivity and electrochemical properties for class of hybrid systems via sol–gel techniques, Uma Thanganathan, Rambabu Bobba, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 540, 5 November 2012, Pages 184–191
  19. Structural and proton transport studies on nanocrystalline [Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2] (HAp), HAp–Nafion® composite, and natural human bone, H. Jena, and B. Rambabu, H. Jena, Venkateswara Rao, Fannie Posey Eddy, Jonathan Dooley, B. Rambabu, physica status solidi (a) Vol 206 Issue 11, 2009
  20. Polybenzimidazoles (PBI) Membranes and Platinum - Cobalt/Carbon (Pt-Co/C) Alloy Catalysts for High Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (HT-PEMFCs) Ghatty, Sundara L., M.S., Rambabu Bobba, 2010, 188 1490492
  21. Effect of sonochemical, regenerative sol gel, and microwave assisted synthesis techniques on the formation of dense electrolytes and porous electrodes for all perovskite IT-SOFCs. Hrudananda Jena and B.Rambabu, Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, ASSE-2009
  22. Electrochemical Activities of MEA Followed by Function of Temperature and Humidity: Uma Thanganathan, Javier Parrondo and Bobba Rambabu Special Issue "Membranes for Electrochemical Energy Applications" (ISSN 2077-0375
  23. Performance evaluation of microbial fuel cells (MFC) containing pathogenic bacteria, G.Gunasekaran, M.Fatemi, Shobana Chongda, P.V.Rodrigues, Rambabu Bobba
  24. Research Progress in High Voltage Spinel LiNi5Mn1.5O4 Material, R. Santhanam, B. Rambabu, Journal of Power Sources, 196, 2010
  25. Influence of lithium content on high rate cycleability of layered Li1+xNi30Co0.30Mn0.40O2 cathodes for high power lithium-ion batteries, R. Santhanama, Philip Jones, Adusumilli Sumanaa and B. Rambabu, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 195, Issue 21, 1 November 2010, Pages 7391-7396
  26. Soft-Chemical Synthesis of Vanadium Oxide Nanostructures Using 3, 3’, 3”-Nitrilotripropionic Acid ( NTP) as a Carrier, V. S. Reddy Channu, Rudolf Holze, B. Rambabu, SNL, 1 No.3, July 2011
  27. Reduction of V4+ from V5+ using polymer as a surfactant for electrochemical applications, V S Reddy Channu1, Rudolf Holze1, B. Rambabu, J. Electrochem. Sci., 5 (2010) 605 – 614
  28. Non perfluorinated composite hybrid membranes for single cell PEMFCs, David L Dixon, Bobba Rambabu, Power Sources (45th PSC) P-33, 393-396
  29. LiCrTiO4- A High performance Lithium Insertion Anode Materials for Lithium Batteries and Asymmetric Supercapaciors, VS Reddy Channu, Rudolf Holze, B. Rambabu, Power Sources (45th PSC) 527-530
  30. Transport Properties and Performance Evaluations of PBI Membranes for High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Javier Parrondo, Sundara L. Ghatty, and B. Rambabu, Power Sources (44th PSC), 2010. 369-72.
  31. An exploratory study on solution assisted synthetic routes to prepare nano-crystalline La1-xMxGa1-yNyO3 (M=Sr, N=Mn,Mg) for IT-SOFC applications. Hrudananda Jena and B. Rambabu, Mater. Chem. Phys. Volume 101, Issue 1, 15 January 2007, Pages 20-29
  32. Novel wet-chemical synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline CeO2 and Ce8Gd0.2O1.9 as solid electrolyte for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell (IT-SOFC) applications, B.Rambabu, Samrat Ghosh and Hrudananda Jena, J. Mater. Sci. Volume 41, Number 22, 2006 , pp. 7530-7536
  33. Innovative Processing 0f dense LSGM electrolytes for IT-SOFCs, B. Rambabu, Samrat Ghosh, Weichang Zhao, Hrudananda Jena, Journal of Power Sources 159 (2006) 21-28
  34. Nanocrystalline TiO2 (anatase) for Li-ion batteries, V. Subramaina, A. Karki, K. I. Gnanasekar, Fanney Posey Eddy, B. Rambabu, Journal of Power Sources 159 (2006) 186-12
  35. Mesoporus anhydrous RuO2 as a supercapcitor electrode materials, V. Subramanian, Sean C. Hall, Patricia H. Smith, and B. Rambabu, Solid State Ionics 175 (2004) 511-515
  36. Mesoporous SnO2 synthesized with non ionic surfactants as an anode material for Lithium Batteries, V. Subramanian, J. C. Jiang, Patricia H. Smith, and B. Rambabu, J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2004, 4, 125-131
  37. \Cycling behavior of LiNixCoyMn2−x−yO4 prepared by sol–gel route • Solid State Ionics, Volume 175, Issues 1-4, 30 November 2004, Pages 291-295 , A. Manuel Stephan, N.G. Renganathan, S. Gopukumar, V. Subramanian and Rambabu Bobba
  38. Synthesis and electrochemical properties of submicron LiNi0.5Co0.5O2 , Solid State Ionics, Volume 175, Issues 1-4, 30 November 2004, Pages 315-318 , V. Subramanian, Kishor Karki and B. Rambabu
  39. Influence of metal–support interaction in Pt/C on CO and methanol oxidation reactions Solid State Ionics, Volume 175, Issues 1-4, 30 November 2004, Pages 809-813 , Sean C. Hall, V. Subramanian, Glenn Teeter and B. Rambabu
  40. Mesoporosu SnO2 synthesized with non ionic surfactants as an anode material for Li-ion Batteries, V. Subramananian, Patricia H. Smith, and B. Rambabu, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol 4; No 2, p 130-136, 2004
  41. Solid State NMR and XANES Studies of Lithium Silicate and Silver Silicate Gels, Anthony Mrse, Pam Bryant, Charles wayne, Josef Hormes, Les Butler and B. Rambabu, Non-Crystalline Solids, 2003, 318, 296-304
  42. M. Malozovsky, J.D. Fan and B. Rambabu, “Electron Correlation in Carbon Nanotubes: Superconductivity versus Localization,” Int. J. Mod. Phys. B17, No. 18-20, Part 2, 3648-3254 (2003).
  43. Role of Grain Boundaries in Exceptionally H2 Sensitive Highly Oriented Laser Ablated Thin Films of SnO2, K.I.Gnanasekar, Kevin C. Langry, B. Rambabu, Journal of Electrochemical Society , 1-10, 2002
  44. Nanostructured sensor –grade Sn1-xInxO2, K.I.Gnanasekar, X. Xin, J.C.Jiang Deryn Chu, and B. Rambabu Journal of Nanoscience and technology, Vol 2; No 2, 2002
  45. Nanostructured Bulk and Thin Films of LaSrMnO3, K.I. Gnanasekar, Xin Xiang, Josef Hormes, Ronald Tilts Worth, Mher and B. Rambabu, Solid State Ionics 148 (2002) 575-581
  46. Nanostructured LiCoNiO2 Cathode for Li ion Batteries, K.I.Gnanasekar, Cathrino Henri, Anthony Nrse, and B. Rambabu, Solid State Ionics 148 (2002) 299-309
  47. X-ray Absorption Near Edge Spectroscopy (XANES) measurements of ceria based solid electrolytes, J. Hormes, B Balazas and B. Rambabu, Solid State Ionics 2 (2000) 390-399
  48. Role of Grain Boundaries in Exceptionally H2 Sensitive Highly Oriented Laser Ablated Thin Films of SnO2, K.I.Gnanasekar, Kevin C. Langry, B. Rambabu, Journal of Electrochemical Society , 1-10, 2002
  49. Unusual high sensitivity in highly oriented laser ablated thin films of SnO2 on (1102) sapphire and (100) LaAlO3, K.I.Gnanasekar, B. Rambabu and Kevin C. Langry, EPJ Applied Physics, 2002
  50. Ionic Optrodes: Role in Fiber Optic Chemical Sensors, Kevin Langry and B. Rambabu, Journal of Chemical and Biotechnology, 74-8: 1-16 (1999) ISSN 0268-2582
  51. Basic and Research Training for the new Miliiennium: The Model of the Timbuktu Academy, Diola Bagayoko, B. Rambabu, E.L.Kelly, Journal of Materials Education Vol. 24 (1-3), 177-184 (2002)
  52. A study of methanol electro -oxidation reactions in carbon membrane electrodes and structural properties of Pt alloy electrocatalysts by EXAFS, Tameka Page, R. Johnson, J. Hormes, S. Noding and B. Rambabu, Journal of Electroanalytical Cemistry 485 (2000) 34-
  53. Preparation, characterization and impedance studies on the superionic conducting AgI-Ag2O-CrO3-V2O5 glassy system, N.Satyanarayana, M.Venkateswarlu and B.Rambabu, Solid State Ionics, 136-137 (2000) 1097-1100
  54. Transport Properties and Battery Performance Studies of AgI-Ag2O-Se2O-P2O5, N. Satyanarayana and B. Rambabu, J. of Power Sources, 85 (2000) 224-228.
  55. Sol -gel synthesis and characterization of the Ag2O -SiO2 , N. Satyanaryana, Xiaogang and B. Rambabu, Materials Science and Engineering B 72 (2000) 7-12
  56. C. Conductivity and dielectric studies of silver based fast ion conducting galss system, M. Venkateswarlu, N. Satyanarayana and B. Rambabu, Solid State Ionics 127 (2000) 177-184
  57. Contaminations and Impurities in DC Magnetron Sputtered WSix films, B. Rambabu and M.J.Sundhal, Physica. Stat. Solidi(a). 147, 477 (1995)
  58. Effect of low temperature synthesis on the structural and electrochemical properties of lithium silicate dried gells, N. Satyanarayana, B. Rambabu, oral presentation in the 12th International Conference on Solid State Ionics , Greece, June 6-12, 1999, Journal of Solid State Ionics -1999. Ed: C.G.Vayenas.. (1999).
  59. Structural and Electrochemical Studies of Ionomeric Membranes and Carbon Supported Catalysts for DMFCs, B. Rambabu, J. Hormes, H. Modrow, and S. Noding, 38th Power Sources Conference, 8-11 June 1998, pp 447-480. (1998).
  60. Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Solid State Batteries Made Up of Silverselenophosphate Glassy Materials, N. Satyanarayana, and B. Rambabu, 38th Power Sources Conference, 8-11 June 1998, pp 390-394. (1998).
  61. Methanol Crossover in DMFCs: T. Page, L Shamona, S, Noding, J. Hormes, and B. Rambabu, presented in 11th International Conference on Solid State Ionics, Nov 16-22, Hawaii, www@Hawii.ssi-11-edu. Solid State Ionics, 1998.(1998).
  62. Effect of Rapid Thermally Nitrided Titanium Films contacting silicided and non-silicided junctions. S.Chittipeddi, M.J.Kelly, C.M.Dziuba, V.C.Kannan, W.T.Cochran and B.Rambabu*. Journal of Elect. Materials Vol 22, No 7, 1993
  63. Effect of Dopants in Salicided Titanium Disilicided CMOS Structures: S.Chittipeddi, W.T.Cochran, andB.Rambabu: Semic. Sci.& Technol. 8(1993) 2023-2029.
  64. Integrity of Shallow Junction CMOS Structures with Ti/TiN/Al-Si-Cu and Ti/TiN/Al-Cu Contact Metalizations. S.Chittipeddi et al, W.T.Cochran, and B.Rambabu, Advanced metalizations for ULSI applications in 1993, UC, Oct 5-7, 1993, Solid State Electronics Vol 38, No 12, pp 2035-2040, 1995
  65. Experimental Thin Film Deposition and Surface Analysis Techniques, B. Rambabu and W.Eugene Collins, Materials for Solid State Batteries, World Scientific Publishing Co, Singapore, pp 83-90, 1996 Ed: B.V.R.Chowdari and S.Radhakrishna. (1986).
  66. Binuclear Molecular Incorporating Small Molecules as Bridging Ligands: magnetic and structural properties, Charles J, O Conner et al and B. Rambabu, J. of Inorganic Chemistry, Vol 25, No 14, 2300-2310, 1986. (1986).
  67. Thermal Stability of TiSi2 and its Impact in CMOS Technologies, B. Rambabu, and S. Chittipeddi et al, AT&T Technical Journal, No. 52814-911608-01TM, 23991-1101
  68. Contaminations and Impurities in DC Magnetron Sputtered WSix films, B. Rambabu and M.J.Sundhal, Physica. Stat. Solidi(a). 147, 477. (1995).
  69. Effect of Dopants in Salicided Titanium Disilicided CMOS Structures: S.Chittipeddi, W.T.Cochran, and B.Rambabu: Semic. Sci.& Technol. 8(1993) 2023-2029.. (1993).
  70. Silver Arsenate Electrolyte Batteries: Conduction Characteristics and Electrochemical Performance: P.S.S.Prasad and B.Rambabu. J. of Power Sources. Vol.34, 339352, 1991. (1991).
  71. Fast Ion Conducting Glasses: Effect of preparation on conductivity and correlation with surface analysis using Scanning Electron Microscopy: P.S.S.Prasad and B.Rambabu. Journal of Material Science. Vol 26, 2451247,1991.. (1991).
  72. Compositional dependent electrical conductivity in Silver Arsenite Solid Electrolytes: P.S.S.Prasad and B.Rambabu, Journal of Mat. Sci. Letters, Vol.9, 10661070, 1990. (1990).
  73. Radiation Effects on Co and Ni doped NH4Cl Crystals, B. Rambabu, C. ramasastry amd B.V.R.Chowdary, Phys. Stat Solidi(b) 118, 381, 1983
  74. Cobalt Centers in Ammonium Chloride: optical absorption studies, B.Rambabu, C.Ramasastry and B.V.R.Chowdary, Phys. Stat. Solidi(b) 118,381, 1983
  75. Radiation Damage studies of transition metal dopants in Alkali Halides, B.Rambabu and B.V.R.Chowdary, Nuclear Inst & Methods, 356, ACN 462-468, 1984
  76. Optical Absorption bands of Cu:CsBr crystals,B. Rambabu, C.Ramasastry and B.V.R.Chowdari, Phys. Stat. Solidi(b) 90, 465, 1978.
  77. XAS as a method to investigate doped and undoped CdTe and ZnTe thin Films for Solar Cells, B Rambabu, Josef Hormes and Hartwig Modrow, International Conference on Future Photovoltaic Technologies. NREL, Colarado, April 1997.
  78. XAS study of Polymers, J. Hormes and B. Rambabu, International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation, University of Windsor, Ca, June 1997
  79. Solid Electrolytes for Fuel Cells and Battery Applications, S. Hasan, J. LeBlanc, T.George Rambabu,  Fourth Annual HBCU/Private Sector Energy Research and Development Technology Symposium, p 15-25,  April 2-4, 1996, North Corolina A&T State University, Greensboro.
  80. Structural Studies of Cathode and Electrolyte Materials, B. Rambabu, V. Young, and T. Wang, Science and Technology at  CAMD, The 1996 workshop, p 328-344, April 8-9, 1996.
  81. Synchrotron Radiation Studies of Structure and Rechargeability relationships in Li ion Batteries, B. Rambabu, Lumamba Barlow and N. S.Rao, 37th Power Sources Conference, June 16-17, 1996, Cherry Hill, NJ.
  82. Interdiffusion, Intermetallic Formation and Integrity of Multilayered Thin Film Shallow Junction CMOS Structures, B. Rambabu, S. Chttipeddi, and C. W. Wilkins, HBCU workshop on the Physics of  Materials and Material Science, Sponsored by DOE/Division of Materials Science, Morgan State University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Washington DC, Oct 13-15, 1994.
  83. Photonics: Its Scope, Need, Supply and Demand in Emerging Undergraduate Education in 21st Century, Perry L. Walker, Isiaka Akanbi and B. Rambabu, proceedings of the Gulf Southwest Meeting, Southern University, March 24-25, Vol 2, pp 683-692, 1994.
  84. Interdiffusion in Multilayered Thin Film CMOS Structures: principles, effects, and applications, D.Prier and B. Rambabu, Proceedings of the 16th Annual NSBP meeting and 2oth day of Scientific Lectures of the National Society of Black Physicists, pp 110-117, 1993, Florida A&M University, TL, Florida.
  85. Microstructural Studies of TiSi2 on Polycrystalline Si in Salicide, B. Rambabu and Dionne Frankline, Proceedings of the XIX day of scientific lectures and 15th annual meeting of NSBP, P 68-71.April 29- May 2, 1992, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS.
  86. Propagation of Pressure Waves in a Synchrotron Radiation Beamline: A study of ADL,Keith H. Jackson, D. Prier, and B. Rambabu, 17th annual meeting of the NSBP and XX1 day of lectures, April 20-23, 1994, State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, Newark.
  87. Structural and Compositional Analysis of WSix Thin Films using X-ray Diffraction and Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry, Lakindra Francis and B. Rambabu.17th annual meeting of the NSBP and XX1 day of lectures, April 20-23, 1994, State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, Newark.
  88. Thermal Stability Studies of Shallow Junction CMOS Structures with Ti/TiN/Al-Si-Cu and Metallizations for ULSI Applications in 1993, Oct 5-7, 1993, B. Rambabu, V.C. Kannan and S. Chittipeddi, Continuing Education in Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.
  89. Experimental Surface Science probe Techniques and their applications to Material Characterization, B. Rambabu. International Congress on recent developments in air and structure borne sound and vibration, March 6-8, 1991, Vol 2, pp 652-634, Ed. Malcom J. Cracker, Vol 2, Auburn University, USA
  90. Effects of Hydrogen on the Material Properties of r-f Sputtered ZnTe:Cu Thin Films, T.A.Gessert, H.Modrow, P.Wilson, B.Rambabu and J.Hormes, J Vacuume Sci.&Technol A. accepted for publication, Oct 1997
  91. Effect of NOx in Metallic Single Crystals, Heike Geisler and B. Rambabu, Fifth Annual HBCU/Private Sector Energy Research and Development Technology Symposium, March 2-4, 1997
  92. Porus Si and Photovoltaic Materials: Synchrotron Radiation Studies, Kevin Muhammad and B Rambabu, Fifth Annual HBCU/Private Sector Energy Research and Development Technology Symposium, March 2-4, 1997
  93. Fuel Cell Research Project: Southern University-Dow Chemical Company, USA, B. Rambabu and Stephan Noding, Fifth Annual HBCU/Private Sector Energy Research and Development Technology Symposium, March 2-4, 199
  94. Methanol Crossover in DMFCs, Y. Xue, Tameka Page, H. Modrow, and J. Hormes, and B. Rambabu, 11th International Conference on Solid State Ionics, University of  Hawaii, Hawaii, Nov 16-23, 1997.
  95. C Conductivity and Dielectric Studies of Silverselenovanadate Glasses, N. Satyanarayana and B. Rambabu, 11th International Conference on Solid State Ionics, University of  Hawaii, Hawaii, Nov 16-23, 1997.
  96. Characterization of Silverselenophosphate Glasses, N. Satyanarayana and B. Rambabu, 11th International Conference on Solid State Ionics, University of  Hawaii, Hawaii, Nov 16-23, 1997.
  97. Development of Ionically Conducting Marterials for gas phase sensors and fuel cells. Rambabu Bobba( SUBR), Brayan Balazas, and R. Glass (LLNL), UCRL-AR-123882, The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Research Collaborations program for HBCUs, 1994-1995 report, p 61-65, edited by Kennedy Reed
  98. Experimental Study of Phase Conzugate Optics based upon Degenerate Four Wave Interactions with He-Ne Laser, B.Cox, and B. Rambabu, the Procedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences, Vol 56, 1993, 41
  99. Design of Acoustic Delay Line for the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, D. Prier, B. Rambabu and Keith Jackson, The procedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences, Vol 57, 1994, pp 42.
  100. Surface Characterization of DC Magnetron Sputtered WSix films with RBS, SIMS, and TEM techniques. B. Rambabu and E. Patterson, The proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences, vol 57, 1994, pp43.
  101. Thin Film reactions in multilayered Al/Silicide/SiO2 CMOS structures, B. Rambabu, S. Chittipeddi and A. Richard, the proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences, vol 56, 1993
  102. Efficient Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier Pumped at 820 nm, Simpson J, B. Cox and B. Rambabu, the proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences, vol 56, 1993, p40
  103. Molecular Forces, Chemical Bonds, and Molecular Structure in Biological Media, B. Rambabu and Exyie Ryder, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, precollege and outreach program, Southern University, June 1995.
  104. Effect of Ionic Radius on the Structural Properties of rare-earth trivalent impurities in Ceria, Charles LeJune Jr, and Rambabu, 10th International Conference on Solid State Ionics, NSU, Singapore, Dec 3-8, 1995. Pp 555
  105. A Study of Oxidation States in LiMnO2 and LiCoO2, B. Rambabu , T. Wang, Paul D. Hilliard, 10th International Conference on Solid State Ionics, NSU, Singapore, Dec 3-8, 1995, p213.
  106. Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Timothy George and B. Rambabu, NASA-AREP workshop, Southern University, Spring 1996.
  107. Environmental Sensors, R Muhammad and B. Rambabu, DOE-FETC conference, Baton Rouge, 1997,
  108. Fuel Cells, Monnica Monn Prier and B. Rambabu, DOE-FETC conference, Baton Rouge, March 1997
  109. Photovoltaic Modules, Tameka Page and B. Rambabu, DOE-FETC conference, Baton Rouge, 1997.
  110. XANES Study of CdTe and ZnTe Thin Films, B. Rambabu, Yang Wu, and Katrina Carter, NSBP annual conference, LBL, Berkeley, CA. April 1997.Rutherford back-scattering on Nickel. Linda Lars, B.Rambabu and W.E.Collins, NSBP Annual Conf. Proceedings, Florida A&M Univ., TL. 1986.
  111. Ion Scattering Experiment in Ni(110) surface. Brian Nicholas,W.E.Collins and B.Rambabu. NSBP Annual Conf. Proc., Florida  A&M Univ., TL. 1986.

    Interdiffusion and Intermetallic formation in multilayered structure Al-Si-Cu/TiN/TiSi2/SiO2. Applied Physics B.Rambabu and C.M. Dziuba, S.Chittipeddi and W.T.Cochran. AT&T TM 53818-930813-01.

  112. Interdiffusion and Intermetallic formation in multilayered structure Al-Si-Cu/TiN/TiSi2/SiO2. Applied Physics B.Rambabu and C.M. Dziuba, S.Chittipeddi and W.T.Cochran. AT&T TM 53818-930813-01.

  113. Thermal Stability of TiSi2 and its impact in CMOS twin tub technologies. B.Rambabu and S.Chittipeddi, M.J. Kelly and W.T.Cochran. AT&T Technical Memorandum 52814-911608-01 1991.

  114. Microstructural studies of TiSi2 on Polycrystalline Si inSalicide. B.Rambabu and Dionne Franklin. Proc. National Society of Black Physicists 15th annual work shop, JSU 1992, pp. 68-75.

  115. Optical and Electrical Studies of fast ion conducting arsenate and molybdo tungstate glasses. B.Rambabu and W. E. Collins, proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences Conference. Vol. 53 , 1990.

  116. Experimental Surface Science probe techniques and their applications to Material Characterization: B.Rambabu and W.E.Collins, Proc. of International Congress on recent developments in Air Borne Sound and Vibration. Auburn University Publication Series, Auburn Univ., AL. March 6-8, pp.625-634, 1990.

  117. Optical and Electrical Properties of Silver Arsenate Molybdo-Tungstate Glasses. B.Rambabu and W.E.Collins. 64th Annual Meeting, Louisiana Academy of Sciences. Southern Univ., Baton Rouge, LA. Feb. 1990.

  118. Cobalt Centers in Ammonium Chloride: optical absorption studies. Physica Status Solidi(b) 118, 541 (1983). B.Rambabu, C.Ramasastry and B.V.R.Chowdari.

  119. Optical Absorption bands of Cu: CsBr crystals. Physica Status Solidi(b) 90, 465 (1978). B.Rambabu, C.Ramasastry and B.V.R.Chowdari.

  120. Off Center Cu: CsBr. Proceding . of International Conf. on Insulating Crystals. Gattlenberg, TN, USA, May 1977.

  121. Cobalt Centers in NH4Cl. B. Rambabu and B.V.R.Chowdary, International Conf. on Insulating Crystals. Gattlenberg, TN. May 1977.

  122. Optical absorption of Cu, Co and Ni ions in single crystals of CsCl structure. Doctoral Dissertation, Microfilms, IIT, Madras. 1982.

  123. Radiation Effects on Co and Ni doped NH4Cl crystals. Second International Conf. on Radiation Effects in insulators. May 30 - June 3, 1983. Alburquerque, New Mexico. B.Rambabu, C.Ramasastry and B.V.R.Chowdari.

  124. Radiation damage studies of Co and Ni doped NH4Cl crystals. Physica Status Solidi(b) 118, 381 (1983). B.Rambabu, C.Ramasastry and B.V.R.Chowdari.

  125. In Situ Fe and S K absorption Spectra of Li/SPE/FeS2 battery system, publication in Journal of Solid State Ionics, May 1996. B. Rambabu

  126. Effect of ionic Radius on Structural Properties of Rareearth Doped Ceria, accepted for presentation in 10th International Conference in Solid State Ionics, Dec 1995. B. Rambabu.

      • COAUTHORED AND ADVISED OVER 100 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT PRESENTATIONS IN REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES.

       

      • IN RECENT YEARS SEVERAL VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES IN INDIA

       

      FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED OR PENDING AS PI/PROJECT DIRECTOR SINCE 1995

       

       

      1. Preparation and Characterization of Solid Electrolytes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (DE-FG22-95MT95016).$104,242.
      2. Thin Film Semiconductors for PV Applications (DE-05-95ER45549) $61,950.
      3. Materials Science Research Instrumentation and Graduate Education at SUBR (NSF-ARI B839-101-7797) $294,560.
      4. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (NREL-EARLE Program) $120,000.
      5. XAS of Battery Materials, (DOE-SEA-CAMD beam line) B839-101-070, $108,500.
      6. Development of Ionically Conducting Materials for Gas Phase Sensors (DE-FD03-95SF20799/A000) $27,432.
      7. Fuel Cell Work Station, Louisiana Educational Quality Support Fund, $40,000.
      8. Synchrotron Radiation Studies of Structure and Rechargeability Relationships in FeS2 Battery system (UC subcontract #10401, #0949) $97,560.
      9. Solid State Thin Film Sensors (UC subcontract/LLNL) $79,600.
      10. Thin Film Electrode-Electrolyte materials for Photoelectrochemical Cells, NREL $144,000.
      11. Surface Morphology, Structural Integrity and Interfacial Kinetics of PbSO4 crystals during Cycling and Hydration in Lead Acid Batteries, $145,000, US. Army TACOM Center.
      12. High Efficiency Nanostructured Thermoelectric Thin Films of Novel Skutterudites, NSF-DMR-Ceramics, $348,216 [ pending ].
      13. Novel Cathodes and Cathodic Catalysts for Solid State Power Sources, U.Army $667,900, [completed in 2007].
      14. Dense Membranes for All Perovskite IT-SOFCs, U.S-DOE-NETL, $200,000 [completed in January 2008].
      15. Photoelectrochemical Production of Hydrogen: PV Education and Research, U.S-DOE-NETL, $245,000 [completed in 2007].
      16. Supercapacitor Test Kit and PLD System for Thin Fin Hybrid Power Sources, U.S.DOD-ONR, $219,000 [not funded].
      17. Energy Conversion and Storage devices: Solar Energy research and Education, U.S-DOE-MURA, $200,000 [Completed].
      18. S-DOE-National Center for Fuel Cell Research, SR-12 Fuel Cell, $25,000.
      19. Nanostructured Electrodes and Electrolytes for Hybrid Power Sources, U.S-DOD-ARO, $250,000 [completed in 2011].
      20. Nanoionic and Nanocomposite Catalysts and Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Energy, U.S-DOD-AFOSR/ARO, $537,000 [completed].
      21. Bioelectricity and Biohydrogen Production by Microbial Fuel Cells, [submitted for funding with LA-BoR $132,000].
      22. WATER SPLITTING CATALYSTS FOR SOLAR HYDROGEN: RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, U.S-DOE-MURA, $360,000].
      23. Carbonized Hollow Fiber Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications, NSF-Energy for Sustainability, 378811/three years, not funded.
      24. Advanced Core-Shell Structured Cathodes for Next Generation Lithium-ion Batteriesand Supercapacitors for U.S-NAVY -UUVs and ASW Systems, White paper approved, ONR, $600,000], not funded.
      25. Design and Development of Tubular PEMFCs, $600,000, US-DOD-ADSOR, not funded.
      26. Development of Lithium Fuel Technology, $600,000, US-DOE, submitted.
      27. NANOCRYSTALINE Fluorophosphate CATHODES FOR ENHANCED VOLTAGE, RATE, AND LONG TERM CYCLING OF LITHIUM BATTERIES FOR EV AND PHEV, US-DOE, $800,000, submitted on 05/01/2012 (BATT program).
      28. Advanced cathodes and graphene-ionic liquid (GIL) nanocomposite materials for next generation electrochemical energy storage devices, submitted on 07/011/2012.
      29. PNNL-SUBR R&E PROJECT: COREORE SHELL Electrodes for Energy Storage Devices and MODELING STUDIES OF STABLITY OF nuclei AND ISOTOPE abundance in Nature.

       

      EXPERIENCE IN SERVICE LEARNING, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS WITH NATIONAL LABORATORIES AND INDUSTRY

       

      • Howard Hughes Biomedical Precollege and Outreach, Instructor, 1994- 1998]
      • NASA 2000 -SECTS, Instructor and Advisory Council Member, 1998
      • Dixon Correctional Institute, Instructor, 1990-1994. Center for Service learning-98
      • Committee member to recruit Ph.D. students in science/mathematics education
      • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1994- present [ Kennedy Reed Ph.D.]
      • National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1996-present [ Robert McConnel Ph.D.]
      • AT&T Bell Laboratories Technologies, 1990 -present [ S. Chittipeddi Ph.D.,]
      • Dow Chem Company, Plaquemine, 1993-present [ Stephen Noding Ph.D.]
      • Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) [Josef Hormes Ph.D., ]
      • Advanced Electrochemical Power Sources Laboratory, NAVSEA-CARDEROCK, Patricia H. Smith Ph.D.,
      • University of West Indies-Trindad, Quality Assurance Committee Chair, Department of Physics
      • Department of Materials Science, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, [2015]
      • Department of Physics, SV University, India ( 2014-present)

       

      Ph.D thesis examiner [2000-present]. Serving as an external examiner for about six thesis’s every year.

       

      1. University of Madras
      2. Bharathiyar University
      3. Madurai-Kamaraj University
      4. Central Electrochemical Research Institute
      5. Indira Gandhi Atomic Center
      6. Indian Institute of Technology/Chennai
      7. Nagarjuna University
      8. National Institute of Technology, Warangal
      9. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
      10. Guru Nank Dev University, Amritsar, India
      11. KL University, AP, India

       

      Reviewer for Journals

      1) Journal of Power Sources, 2) Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 3) Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 4) Journal Chemical Reviews, 5) International Journal of Electrochemistry, 6) Journal of Materials Research and 7) Solid State Ionics.

        

      RESEARCH ASSOCIATES with Ph.D. degree WORKED IN MY FUNDED PROJECTS AT SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY SINCE 1994

       

      1. Sambasiva Rao Nannapaneni
      2. Sallem Hasan
      3. Satyanarayana Nallani
      4. I. Gnanasekar
      5. Subramanian
      6. V. Ravikumar
      7. Yuri Malozovski
      8. Edwin Walker (Faculty Member)
      9. Terrence L Resse (Faculty Member)
      10. Samrat Ghosh
      11. Sundaralakshmi (PhD SME)
      12. Hrudananda Jena
      13. Prabaharan Sahaya
      14. Gunasekaran
      15. Huiming Wu
      16. Venkateswara Rao Chitturi
      17. Javier Parrondo
      18. Santhanam Raman
      19. Kevin Langry
      20. VS Reddy Channu

       

      SUMMARY OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE: RAMBABU BOBBA

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      1. I have been teaching or taught the following courses in the Department of Physics: Solid State Physics (472), 2. Quantum Mechanics (435), 3. Modern Physics (271), 4. General Physics (221 and 222) (Lecture, Recitation and Laboratories) 5. Elementary Physics (141), 6. Earth Science (201 and 202), 7. Physical Science (101 and 102) and 8. Special Problems in Physics.
      2. I have been teaching in this University since Fall 1986 and have taught large number of students (over 150 students per semester) in non science, science and engineering curriculums. During my tenure at Southern University, I have come across the best and brightest, underprivileged, and even incarcerated individuals who are enrolled in the College courses. My approach in teaching is to reach the level of the student at the beginning and pull him or her to higher level of thinking in order to solve the problems. An evidence to justify the fact can be seen from the student reports. 3. Developed Physical science course syllabus for LaSIP proposal using critical thinking skills and strategies. Involved in the on going educational reforms at Southern University. Teaching Physics for students in Howard Hughes Biomedical pre College and Out reach Program.  I was involved in developing the SEA summer workshop for science teachers in Louisiana.
      3. I have the opportunity to guide the students for their term papers, undergraduate research projects and introducing them to research and summer employment. My objective is to involve, motivate and prepare our students for the graduate schools and for employment in national laboratories and industrial organizations. On an average two of my students every academic year since 1986 presented their work in national conferences.
      4. I was actively involved in the development of MS program in physics at Southern University.
      5. Developed ongoing collaborations with teaching and research faculty in few universities in India, Thailand, and Japan for student and faculty exchange and submitted proposals for funding through NSF-Materials World Network.
      6. Prior to the initial employment at Southern University, I have served as a faculty member equivalent to the rank of Assistant Professor for over five years (1980-1985) in Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management and Nagarjuna University, India. During that period, I have developed freshmen and sophomore Physics laboratories for engineering curriculum and taught 1. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 2. Heat and Thermodynamics 3. Sound 4. Light 5. Electricity and Magnetism and 6. General Physics courses.

 

** Prior to the initial employment at Southern University, I have served as a faculty member equivalent to the rank of Assistant Professor for over five years ( 1980-1985) in Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management and Nagarjuna University, India. During that period, I have developed freshmen and sophomore Physics laboratories for engineering curriculum and taught 1. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 2. Heat and Thermodynamics 3. Sound 4. Light 5. Electricity and Magnetism and 6. General Physics courses.

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