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Dr. Shankar B. Rananavare
Dr. Shankar B. Rananavare

Research Associate Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D. | University of Missouri, St. Louis, 1983


Personally Maintained Website

Research Interests

Work in the Rananavare Lab examines soft and hard condensed matter with special emphasis on nanomaterials. Ongoing activities includes synthesis, characterization and developing new applications of nanomaterials in fields ranging from nanoelectronics to nanobiology.

Representative Publications

  • Moshood K. Morakinyo, Shankar B. Rananvare, "Reducing the effect of shot Noise using nanoparticles," Journal of Materials Chemistry C, (2015)Cover Page Article (in press)

  • Geniece L. Hallett-Tapley, Tse-Luen (Erika) Wee, Hoang Tran, Shankar B. Rananavare, James M. Blackwell and Juan C. Scaiano, “Single component photoacid/photobase generators: potential applications in double patterning photolithography,” J. Mater. Chem. C, 1,2657 (2013).

  • Chaparazda, A., Tran H. A., Rananavare S. B., "Doped Tin Oxide Nanomaterials for Chlorine and and Hydrogen Gas Detection. Chapter in "Oxide Nanostructures: Growth, Microstructures and Properties, Avanish Kumar Srivastava Ed., Pan Stanford Publishing, CRC Press Boca Raton 2013.

  • Mariya Chavarha, Ryan W. Loney, Shankar B. Rananavare, Stephen B. Hall, " An Anionic Phospholipid Enables the Hydrophobic Surfactant Protens ot Alter Spontaneous Curvature," Biohysical Journal, 104(3), 594-603 (2013).

  • Mariya Chavarha, Ryan W. Loney, Shankar B. Rananavare, Stephen B. Hall, "Differential effects of the Hydrophobic Surfactant Protein on formation of Inverse Bicontinuous Cubic Phases," Langmuirm 28(48), 16596-16604 (2012).

  • Hopkins, M.; Morakinyo, M.K.; Rananavare, S.B.; La Rosa A.; Freeouf J. L.; "Coaxial tips for infrared NSOM,"Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO) 2011, 11th IEEE Conference, pp 531-534 15-18 August 2011.

  • Chan Joo, Tran, Hoang; Pattison, James W.; Rananavare, Shankar B., “Facile pyrolytic synthesis of silicon nanowaires,” Solid-State Electronics, 54(10), 1185-1191 (2010)

  • Allen Chaparadza, Shankar B. Rananavare, "Towards p-type conductivity in lithium doped tin oxide,” Nanotechnology, 21 035708 (2010)

  • Chaparadza, S. B. Rananavare "Room temperature Cl2 sensing using thick nanoporous films of Sb-doped SnO2", Nanotechnology 19 245501 (2008);

  • Samares C. Biswas , Shankar B. Rananavare and Stephen B. Hall, “Differential Effects of Lysophosphatidylcholine on the Adsorption of Phospholipids to an Air/Water Interface,” Biophys. J., 81 1536–1546 (2007)

  • Winner, S. W., Winter R. W., Smith, J. A, Gard,G. L, Hannah, N.A., Rananavare, S. B., Piknova B., and Hall S.B.,"Aromatic pentafluoro-?6-sulfanyl (SF5) surfactants: m-SF5(CF2)nC6H4SO3K,"Mendeleev Commun. 16(3) 182 2006

  • Jeremy A. Smith, Robert A. DiStasio Jr., Nicole A. Hannah, Rolf W. Winter, Timothy J. R. Weakley, Gary L. Gard, and Shankar B. Rananavare, “SF5-Terminated Fluorinated Schiff Base Liquid Crystals,” J. Phys. Chem. B 108(52), 19940-19948 (2004).

  • S. B. Rananavare, C. D. Meglio, S. Svenson,  and D. H. Thompson, "Bolamphilphilic  phosphocholines: Structure and Phase Behavior in Aqueous Media," Langmuir, Vol. 16, 128 (2000).

  • S. B. Rananavare, V. G. K. M. Pisipati, E. W. Wong, "A Lifshitz Point in  Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals," in Liquid Crystal Materials Devices and Applications III, (R. Shashidhar, ed.), 2175, pp. 108-119, SPIE-94, San Jose, February 8-10 (1994). S. B. Rananavare, V. G. K. M. Pisipati, E. W. Wong, "The ACC Multicritical Point in Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals," Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 3558 (1994)

  • D. H. Thompson, K. F. Wong, R. Humphry-Baker, J. J. Wheeler, J. M. Kim, and S. B. Rananavare "Tetraether Bolaform Amphiphiles as Models of Archaebacterial Membrane Lipids:  Raman Spectroscopy, 31P-NMR, X-ray Scattering, and Electron Microscopy," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 114 9035 (1992)