Uma Ramabadran

Research Interest

Spectroscopic and Microscopic Characterization of Optical & Semiconductor Materials

Graphen Films for supercapacitor construction

Phase transition materials



B.S. Physics, University of Madras, Tamil Nadu, India 1983

M.S. Physics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 1985

Ph.D. Condensed Matter, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 1990



Associate Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2005-present

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2000-2005

Consultant for M Vision Inc., Belleville, MI, 2002

Adjunct Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1997-2000

Research Physicist, UDRI, Dayton, OH, 1992-1996

Visiting Scientist, Systran Corporation, Dayton, OH, 1990-1992


Selected Publications

“Microscopic and spectroscopic characterization of chemo-mechanically polished, furnace annealed, nitrogen-doped 4H:SiC”,Uma Ramabadran, Bahram Roughani and Diana Phillips, J. Appl. Phys. A,81, 511-515 (2005).

“Materials Processing and Spectroscopic Characterization of 4H-SiC”, Bahram Roughani, U. Ramabadran and Diana Phillips, Proceedings of International Conference on Physics ICP 2004, 119 (2004).

“Chem-Mechanical Polishing and Rapid Thermal Annealing of SiC: Raman Spectroscopy and ESCA(XPS) Studies”, B. Roughani, U. Ramabadran, D. Phillips, W. C. Mitchel and C. L. Neslen,Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. 640, H5.40(2001) [Online Listing, MRS Proceedings Volume 640 # H5.40]

“Comparison of Mechanical and Chemomechanical and Polished SiC Wafers Using Photon Backscattering”, W. C. Mitchel, J. Brown, K. Mahalingam, F. D. Oraxio, Jr., P. Pirouz, H. J. R. Tseng, U. Ramabadran, and B. Roughani, Materials Science Forum, 338-342, 841 (2000) [online listing p841, or ISBN: 0-87849-854-0, 2000]

“Introducing Raman Spectroscopy of Crystalline Solids in the Undergraduate Curriculum.”, Bahram Roughani, David Warner and Uma Ramabadran (2013MRS Proceedings, , mrss13- 1583-eee01-08 doi:10.1557/opl.2013.772.

“Rubidium titanyl arsenate difference frequency generation and validation of new Sellmeier coefficients,” D. L. Fenimore, K. L. Schepler, D. E. Zelmon, S. Kuck, U. Ramabadran, P. V. Richter, and D. Small, J. Opt. Soc. Am B13, 1935 (1996).

“Optical characterization of triallyl thiourea cadmium chloride,” U. Ramabadran, D. E. Zelmon, Rama Vuppuladhadium and David Small, Applied Optics (1996).

”Nonlinear optical crystal development at the USAF Wright Laboratory”, Hopkins, F.K., Fernelius, N.C.; Ohmer, M.C.; Zelmon, D.E., Ramabadran, U.B., Proceedings of the IEEE 1995 National Aerospace and Electronics Conference. NAECON 1995 (Cat. No.95CH35797), 2, pt. 2, 914, 1995.

Investigation of second harmonic generation in glutamic acid-metal complexes, Cooper, T.M., Cline, S.M.; Zelmon, D.E.; Vuppuladhadium, R.; Gupta, S.D.; Ramabadran, U.B. Better Ceramics Through Chemistry VII: Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials. Symposium, 655-9, 1996.

“IR Corrected Sellmeier coefficients for potassium titanyl arsenate,” D. L. Fenimore, K. L. Schepler and U. Ramabadran and S. R. McPherson, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 794 (1995).

“Optical properties of deuterated Zinc Tris thiourea sulphate,” U. Ramabadran, A. L. McPherson and D. E. Zelmon, J. Appl.Phys. 76, 1150 (1994).


Contact Information

Email: uramabad@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9553

Office: 2-323N AB