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S. K. Sundaram PDF Print E-mail

Inamori Professor
Materials Science and Engineering

Educational Background:
Ph. D.  Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1994
M.Tech.    Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1986   
A. I. I. Ceram. Indian Institute of Ceramics, Calcutta, India, 1983   

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Phone: (607) 871-2789
Location: HOGS, Room B1

Research Overview

The Sundaram group is interested in Fundamental research and technology development, which involve photon-matter interplay that covers a broad range (visible to THz) of frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum.  This includes research, development, design, and demonstration of passive as well as active optical materials, components, devices, and technologies.  It is interdisciplinary research cutting across physics, optics, chemistry, biology, and materials science and engineering.

Current and Recent Projects

  • Mechanical properties of PMT glasses for Neutrino research, Brookhaven national laboratory, DOE
  • Sulfur solubility and crystal formation in simulated nuclear waste glasses, Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Terahertz properties of materials
  • Ultrafast modification of materials
  • Live-cell FTIR spectroscopy

Select Publications and Patents
S. K. Sundaram, C. H. HenagerJr, D. J. Edwards, A. L. Schemer-Kohrn, M. Bliss, and B. R. Riley, "Electron backscatter diffraction analysis of a CZT growth tip from a vertical gradient freeze furnace," Journal of Crystal Growth, in press (available online) (2011) [].

R. Golovchak, O. Shpotyuk, A. Kozdras, B. J. Riley, S. K. Sundaram, and J. S. McCloy, "Radiation effects in physical aging of binary As-S and As-Se glasses," Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 103 [1] 213-8 (2011) [].

S. K. Sundaram, C. H. HenagerJr, D. J. Edwards, A. L. Schemer-Kohrn, M. Bliss, B. R. Riley, M. B. Toloczko, and K. G. Lynn, "Hierarchical microstructures in CZT," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment (available online) (2011) [].

J. S. McCloy, S. K. Sundaram, J. Matyas, and P. P. Woskov, "Simultaneous Measurement of Temperature and Emissivity of Lunar Regolith Simulant using Dual-Channel Millimeter-Wave Radiometry." Review of Scientific Instruments, 82(5), 054703 (2011).  doi:10.1063/1.3590016

J. S. Chun, J. S. McCloy, J. V. Crum, and S. K. Sundaram, "Millimeter Wave Rheometry: Theory and Experiment." RheologicaActa, 50(2), 125-130 (2011). doi:10.1007/s00397-010-0522-1.

J. S. McCloy, B. J. Riley, S. K. Sundaram, H. A. Qiao, J. V. Crum, and B. R. Johnson, "Structure-optical property correlations of arsenic sulfide glasses in visible, infrared, and sub-millimeter regions," Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 356[25-27], 1288-93 (2010) [10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2010.04.018].


Industry Advisors

As a complement, the Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT) is building a "Team" of Industry Advisors from a broad spectrum of industries experienced in a wide range of industries such as Energy, Healthcare, and Environment.

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The Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology is sponsored by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation.

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Short Courses

For those interested in increasing their expertise in the field of ceramics and glasses, or those just being introduced, Short Courses are a good option. Designed for professionals in the ceramics and glass industry, these intensive courses offer a chance to update knowledge of the field in a short period of time.  Courses range from detailed, in-depth examinations of very specific topics to broader introductory classes.

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