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Prabhakar R. Bandaru

Research Interests

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage: Capacitors & Batteries
  • Nonlinearity in Novel Nanostructures
  • Thermal Metamaterials
  • Photoemission Physics
  • Fluid-Nanostructure Interactions


Prab Bandaru is presently a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department (MAE), at U.C. San Diego. He is an Affiliate Professor of the Center for Memory and Recording Research (CMRR) department. Professor Bandaru is also affiliated to the Electrical Engineering (ECE) and the Nanoengineering (Nano) departments at UCSD. His research group is mainly interested in topics related to electrochemical energy storage, control of thermal energy, and fluid flow at the nanoscale. The basis of the underlying investigations is materials physics and chemistry, invoking the electrical, optical, and thermal properties of materials at the mesoscopic and microscopic levels. The group investigates various applications which include information processing and storage and sensors.


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Research Group

Postdoctoral Researcher

Name: Cihan Kuru

E-mail: ckuru@ucsd.edu


Graduate Students


Name: Erick Martinez Loran

E-mail: erm013@eng.ucsd.edu


Name: Serdar Yavuz

E-mail: seyavuz@eng.ucsd.edu


Prabhakar R. Bandaru


Professor, MAE

Phone: 858-534-5325

Fax: 858-534-5698


Website: Bandaru

Office: EBU II 258


UC, San Diego
Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MS: 0411
9500 Gilman Drive, 0411
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0411