Materials Science and Engineering
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
Phone: (607) 871-2789
Location: HOGS, Room B1
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) [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2011.02.008].
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  213-8 (2011) [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10973-010-0876-8].
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) [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2010.09.128].
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].