Ravi Saraf.

Lowell E. and Betty Anderson Distinguished Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

212 Othmer Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-8284
  • Ph.D., Polymer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1987
  • M.S., Polymer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1986
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1980

Research Interests
  • Electronic Skin
  • Electronics on Bacterium
  • DNA and Protein Chip
  • Dance of Ions at the Electrode
  • Nanomaterials on DNA and Polymer Scaffold

Recent Patents
  • R.F. Saraf, S. Niu, V. Berry, V. Maheshwari, 'Fabrication ou ultra Long Necklace of Nanoparticles', US Patent 0,120,236 A1, 05/13/2012.
  • R.F. Saraf, G. Singh, 'Direct Detection of Localized Modulation of Ion Concentration on an Electrode-Electrolyte Interface'. US Patent 2010/7,826,060 B2, 11/2/10.
  • R.F. Saraf, ‘High Resolution thin film tactile device to detect distribution of stimulation by touch’, US Patent 2008/0123078 A1, 05/29/08.
  • F.E. Doany, J.R. Marino, C.J. Sambucetti, R.F. Saraf, ‘Means of seeding and metallizing polyimide’,US Patent 7,033,648, 04/25/06.
  • R.F. Saraf, S. Niu, ‘Bio-chip pPhotoluminescenct method for identifying biological material, and apparatus for use with such methods and bio-Chips’, US Patent 6,706,479 B2, issued 03/16/04.
Selected Publications
  • Nguyen, C; Maheshwari, V., Saraf, R.F.; "Ultrasoft 100 nm Thick Zero Poisson's Ratio Film with 60% Reversible Compressibility", Nano Letters, 2012, 12, 2171-2175.
  • Yang, B., Yuan, Y.B., Sharma, P., Poddar, S., Korlacki, R., Ducharm, S., Gruverman, A., Saraf, R., Huang, J.S., "Tuning the Energy Level Offset between Donor and Acceptor with Ferroelectric Dipole Layers for Increased Efficiency in Bilayer Organic Photovoltaic Cells", Advanced Materials, 2011, 24, 1455-1460.
  • Korlacki, R., Saraf, R.F., Ducharme, S., " Electrical control of photoluminescence wavelength from semiconductor quantum dots in a ferroelectric polymer matrix", Applied Physics Letters, 2011, 99, Art. No. 153112 (Oct. 10th)
  • Kane, J., Ong, J., Saraf, R.F., "Chemistry, physics, and engineering of electrically percolating arrays of nanoparticles: a mini review", Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, 21, 16846-16865.
  • Berry, V., Saraf, R.F., "Modulation Modulation of Electron Tunneling in a Nanoparticle Array by Sound Waves: An Avenue to High-Speed High-Sensitivity Sensors," Small, 2011, 7, 2485-2490.
  • Kundu, S., Gill, R.S., Saraf, R.F., "Electrospinning of PAH Nanofiber and Deposition of Au NPs for Nanodevice Fabrication," Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2011, 115, 15845-15852.
  • Kane, J; Inan, M.; Saraf, R.F, “Self-assembled Nanoparticle Necklaces Network Showing Single-Electron Switching at Room Temperature and Bio-Gating Current by Living Microorganisms,” ACS Nano, 2010, 4, 317-323.
  • Maheshwari, V., Fomenko, D.E., Singh, G., R.F. Saraf, “Monolayer deposition of Gold Nanoparticles on Microorganisms- Discrimination by Age”, Langmuir, 2009, 26, 371-377.
  • Singh, G.; Moore, D.; R.F. Saraf, “Localized Electrochemistry on a 10 μm Spot on a Monolith Large Electrode: An Avenue for Electrochemical Microarray Analysis”, Analytical Chemistry, 2009, 81, 6055-6060.
  • Maheshwari, V., and R. Saraf, “Tactile Devices to Sense Touch at Par with Human Finger”, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 7808-7826; invited.
  • Kundu, S., Maheshwari, V., Saraf, R.F., "Photolytic metallization of an nanoclusters and electrically conducting micrometer long nanostructures on a DNA scaffold," Langmuir, 2008, 24, 551-555.
  • Kundu, S., Maheshwari, V., Niu, S., R.F. Saraf, “Polyelectrolyte mediated scalable synthesis of highly stable silver nanocubes in less than a minute using microwave irradiations,” Nanotechnology, 2008, 19, Art. No. 065604 (Feb 13th).