Ponniah Ravindran


Academic Interests

Electronic structure studies on solids using state-of the-art density functional methods.

   General Interest

  • Nanophase materials
  • Hydrogen Storage Materials
  • Solar Energy Materials including Tranparent conducting oxides
  • Defects in semiconductors
  • Linear, nonlinear optical properties and other Excited State properties
  • Magneto-optical and Magneto-caloric materials.
  • Magnetic properties, Magnetic anisotropy, Spin, Charge and Orbital ordering
  • Multi-ferroic and other multifunctional materials
  • Structural Phase Stability and High Pressure studies
  • Theory of Alloy Formation
  • Mechanical properties of structural/aerospace engineering materials Superconductivity and  phonons
  • Catalytic Material
Tags: SMN, Inorganic materials chemistry


  • Ashwin Kishore, MR & Ponniah, Ravindran (2017). Tailoring the Electronic Band Gap and Band Edge Positions in the C2N Monolayer by P and As Substitution for Photocatalytic Water Splitting. Journal of Physical Chemistry C.  ISSN 1932-7447.  121(40), s 22216- 22224 . doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b07776
  • Kishore, M. R. Ashwin & Ponniah, Ravindran (2017). Te doped indium (II) selenide photocatalyst for water splitting: A first principles study. AIP Conference Proceedings.  ISSN 0094-243X.  1832 . doi: 10.1063/1.4980582
  • M R, Ashwin Kishore & Ponniah, Ravindran (2017). Enhanced photocatalytic water splitting in C2N monolayer by C-site isoelectronic substitution. ChemPhysChem.  ISSN 1439-4235.  18(12), s 1526- 1532 . doi: 10.1002/cphc.201700165
  • Patra, Lokanath & Ponniah, Ravindran (2017). Prediction of magnetoelectric behavior in Bi2MnTiO6. AIP Conference Proceedings.  ISSN 0094-243X.  1832 . doi: 10.1063/1.4980773
  • Varunaa, R & Ponniah, Ravindran (2017). Phase Stability, Phase Mixing, and Phase Separation in Fluorinated Alkaline Earth Hydrides. Journal of Physical Chemistry C.  ISSN 1932-7447.  121(40), s 21806- 21820 . doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b03265
  • Varunaa, R & Ponniah, Ravindran (2017). Structural phase stability in fluorinated calcium hydride. AIP Conference Proceedings.  ISSN 0094-243X.  1832 . doi: 10.1063/1.4980184
  • Kishore, M. R. Ashwin; Okamoto, Hiroshi; Patra, Lokanath; Vidya, Ravindran; Sjåstad, Anja Olafsen; Fjellvåg, Helmer & Ponniah, Ravindran (2016). Theoretical and experimental investigation on structural, electronic and magnetic properties of layered Mn5O8. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP.  ISSN 1463-9076.  18(40), s 27885- 27896 . doi: 10.1039/c6cp04170a

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  • Lokanath, Patra & Ponniah, Ravindran (2017). First-principles prediction of coexistence of magnetism and ferroelectricity in BiFeWO6.
  • Lokanath, Patra & Ponniah, Ravindran (2017). Prediction of Magnetoelectric behavior in Bi2MnTiO6. AIP Conference Proceedings.  ISSN 0094-243X.  1832, s 130053
  • M R, Ashwin Kishore & Ponniah, Ravindran (2017). Effect of H Impurity on the Photocatalytic Activity of C2N Monolayer.

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Published Mar. 28, 2011 1:57 PM - Last modified Oct. 30, 2012 11:55 AM