- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Associate Professor, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
- Tooker Professor, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
- Jefferson Science Fellow, 2013-2014, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development
Dr. Ramakrishna's research interests are in two areas -1) Biomaterials, and 2) Engineering Education. The problems in Biomaterials that he is interested in lie at the crossroads of Biology and Materials Science & Engineering. He investigates biological supramolecular assemblies such as proteins, membranes, and DNA that are capable of incorporating inorganic solids and precisely engineer their size, shape, and orientation at the nanometer scale. The work will lead to understanding the engineering design principles adopted by a variety of living systems such as plants, fungi and microbes. These are not only fascinating from the fundamental point of view but also have many potential applications. Specifically, in the areas of biosensors, environmental nanobiotechnology, and silicon-bio hybrid devices. He is committed to bring about innovations in science and engineering education by infusion of cutting-edge research through student-researcher partnerships, visualization based technologies, and leading-edge telecommunications. He is actively engaged in designing innovative educational experiences for undergraduate students in engineering.
- PhD, India Institute of Technology, Madras
Lin, K., V. Kunduru, M. Bothara, K. Rege, S. Prasad and B. L. Ramakrishna. 2010. Biogenic nanoporous silica-based sensor for enhanced electrochemical detection of cardiovascular biomarkers proteins. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 25(10):2336-2342. DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2010.03.032. (link )
Tsen, K., S. D. Tsen, C. Chang, C. Hung, T. Wu, B. Ramakrishna, K. Mossman and J. G. Kiang. 2008. Inactivation of viruses with a femtosecond laser via impulsive stimulated Raman scattering. SPIE Proceedings: Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XIX. (link )