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Bala "Ramu" Ramachandran

Hazel Stewart Garner Professor of Chemistry
Associate Dean for Research,
College of Engineering & Science
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Institute for Theoretical Chemistry, University of Texas, Austin, 1987-89
  • Ph. D., Kansas State University, 1987
  • M.Sc., Indian Institute of Technology, India, 1982
  • B. Sc., University of Calicut, India, 1980
Complete CV (updated January 4, 2013)
Photograph by Donnie Crow, March 2005

Teaching Assignment for Winter 2013:

ENGR 510:  Introduction to Research Methods
ENGR 511:  Research Proposal Development
MSNT 502:  Research Methods
Course webpages are located on the Louisiana Tech Moodle site.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the general area of computational chemistry.  In the past decade, my work has dealt with structure, energetics, and reactivity of organolithium compounds.  More recently, as part of the Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications (LA-SiGMA), I am involved in the computational study of catalytic reactions on metal oxide clusters and surfaces. All of this work tends to be intensely computational in nature, and requires the use of high-performance computing platforms such as those provided by the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI).  

PUBLICATIONS:  Peer-reviewed Papers    Books/Book Chapters

Really old stuff I can't bring myself to  delete:

Atomic Orbital Pictures Using Mathematica

Office Address

Bogard Hall 237,
Louisiana Tech University,
P.O. Box 10348
Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: (318) 257-4304
Fax:   (318) 257-2562
Email: ramu@latech.edu