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Ritesh Sachan 

Ritesh Sachan


Research Lab Information

Nanofusion Laboratory, Find out more here





University of Tennessee, 2013

Korea Institute of Science and Technology, 2008

B. Tech
Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, 2006

Research Interests

  • Functionalities of multimetallic/high-entropy alloy nanoparticles
  • Laser-induced graphene, diamond, and Q-carbon nanostructures
  • Phase-transition studies in epitaxial VO2 thin films
  • Nanoscale transport phenomena
  • Nanoscale surface-modifications and functionalities (plasmonics, catalysis, electrical properties)
  • Data analytics with atomic-scale imaging and electron energy-loss spectroscopy
  • Four-dimensional scanning transmission electron microscopy (4D-STEM)

Awards and Recognition

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 2023
  • ASM-IIM Lectureship Award, 2019
  • R&D 100 Award for New Superhard Q-carbon and High-Temperature Superconductor, 2018.
  • National Research Council (NRC) Research Fellowship at Army Research Office (ARO) awarded by National Academy of Sciences (NAS), 2016.
  • Best Student Research Poster Award at the Microscopy and Microanalysis (M&M) annual meeting, 2012.
  • Student Travel Award at the NSF CMMI Research and Innovation Conference, 2011.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), 2008.
  • Korea Research Foundation Scholarship by Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), 2007- 2008.

Professional Memberships

  • Chair of Interface and Thin Film Committee, TMS, 2022-present.
  • Vice-chair of Interface and Thin Film Committee, TMS, 2020-2022.
  • Committee member of Content Development and Dissemination Committee (CDDC), TMS, 2017-present.
  • Committee member, TMS FMD Nominations and Awards Committee, 2021-present.
  • Committee member, TMS FMD Young Leaders Committee, 2015-present.

Courses Taught 

  • MAE 5010 Fundamentals of Surface Engineering
  • ENSC 3313 Materials Science
  • MAE 3013 Engineering Analysis and Methods I
  • MAE 5363 Advanced Analytical Electron Microscopy
  • MAE 4333 Mechanical Metallurgy.
  • MAE 4344 Capstone Design.

Recent Publications

  • Ashish Gupta, Siddharth Gupta, Ritesh Sachan, “Laser irradiation induced atomic-structure modifications in strontium titanate”, Journal of Materials, 74(1), 143 (2022)
  • Siddharth Gupta, Ritesh Sachan, and Jagdish Narayan, “Emergence of orbital two-channel Kondo effect in epitaxial TiN thin films”, Solid State Communications, 341, 114547 (2022)
  • Soumya Mandal, Ashish Kumar Gupta, Braxton Hays Beaver, Jagdish Narayan, Ritesh Sachan, “Atomic-scale insights on large-misfit heterointerfaces in LSMO/MgO/c-Al2O3”, Crystals, 11(12), 1493 (2021)
  • Parand R. Riley, Pratik Joshi, Sina Azizi Machekposhti, Ritesh Sachan, Jagdish Narayan, Roger J. Narayan, “Enhanced Vapor Transmission Barrier Properties via Silicon-Incorporated Diamond-Like Carbon Coating”, Polymers, 13, 20, 3543 (2021)
  • Eric O'Quinn, Cameron Tracy, William Cureton, Ritesh Sachan, Joerg Neuefeind, Christina Trautmann, Maik Lang, “Multi-scale Investigation of Heterogeneous Swift Heavy Ion Tracks in Stannate Pyrochlore”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 9, 31, 16982 (2021).
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