A Little Bit of This... A Little Bit of That..

The MGHPCC helps UMass Chemist Dr. Dhandapani Venkataraman as he develops a new process for fabricating binary nanoparticle glass with myriad applications in solar cells, batteries, sensors, and beyond.

Nanoparticles are a hot topic in materials science with enormous potential for innovation, bridging between the macroscopic world of bulk materials and the microscopic world of atomic or molecular structures. Bulk materials generally have constant physical properties regardless of their size but at the nano-scale, where the percentage of atoms in the surface of each particle becomes significant, interesting and sometimes unexpected properties arise. The Dhandapani Venkataraman (DV) Group’s approach is unique because it allows different components to be individually optimized for their behaviors on the nanoparticle scale, and then assembled into an overall macroscopic (composite) structure according to what properties are desired. Moreover, the materials the team is working on are processed from water, ensuring an environmentally friendly process.

Dr. Dhandapani Venkataraman
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst

Research projects

Dusty With a Chance of Star Formation
Checking the Medicine Cabinet to Interrupt COVID-19 at the Molecular Level
Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold But Still, Is It Just Right?​
Smashing Discoveries​
Microbiome Pattern Hunting
Modeling the Air we Breathe
Exploring Phytoplankton Diversity
The Computer Will See You Now
Computing the Toll of Trapped Diamondback Terrapins
Edging Towards a Greener Future
Physics-driven Drug Discovery
Modeling Plasma-Surface Interactions
Sensing Subduction Zones
Neural Networks & Earthquakes
Small Stars, Smaller Planets, Big Computing
Data Visualization using Climate Reanalyzer
Getting to Grips with Glassy Materials
Modeling Molecular Engines
Forest Mapping: When the Budworms come to Dinner
Exploring Thermoelectric Behavior at the Nanoscale
The Trickiness of Talking to Computers
A Genomic Take on Geobiology
From Grass to Gas
Teaching Computers to Identify Odors
From Games to Brains
The Trouble with Turbulence
A New Twist
A Little Bit of This... A Little Bit of That..
Looking Like an Alien!
Locking Up Computing
Modeling Supernovae
Sound Solution
Lessons in a Virtual Test Tube​
Crack Computing
Automated Real-time Medical Imaging Analysis
Towards a Smarter Greener Grid
Heading Off Head Blight
Organic Light-Harvesting Antennae
Art and AI
Excited by Photons
Tapping into an Ocean of Data
Computing Global Change
Star Power
Engineering the Human Microbiome
Computing Social Capital
Computers Diagnosing Disease
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Outreach & Education Projects

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