Dr. Ramesh Thamankar

Designation : Associate Professor Senior
School / Centre : School of Advanced Sciences
Department : Physics

Educational Details

Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany

Graduated in 2004

National Institute of Technology Karnataka

Materials Engineering
Graduated in 1999

Mangalore University

Graduated in 1994

Mangalore University

Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry
Graduated in 1992

Post Doctoral Experiences

University of California, Riverside (2004 – 2006)
Max-Planck Institüt fur Mikrostrukturphysik, Halle, Germany (2006 – 2009)
Senior Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR, Singapore (2010 – 2014)
Senior Research Fellow, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) (2014 - 2016)

Research Details

Areas of Specialization
  • Magnetism in Low dimensions
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Device Physics
  • Neuromorphic Devices and Computation
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy/Spectroscopy

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Ongoing Funded Project Details

Title Funding Agency
Atomic characterization of defects in hexagonal Boron Nitride (h-BN): Towards Single Photon Emission (SPE) UGC-CSR project (2022, 3 years)
MoS₂/CaF₂ Nanocomposite based Resistive switching devices for Neuromorphic applications CRG/2022/005093

Completed Funded Project Details

Title Funding Agency
ATOMIC SCALE AND SINGLE MOLECULE LOGIC GATE TECHNOLOGIES www.atmol.eu, budget 6,899,849.00 SGD, from March 2010 to March 2014, Member of a collaborative project
EBIC on nanoscale electronic devices and 2D materials (IMRE/13-1C0432 A*STAR, budget of the project was $315,000.00 (in-kind contribution from IMRE) and $10,000.00 (incremental cost)
Random oxide and metal nanocrystal based switching devices for low-power, high-performance applications SUTD-ZJU Research Grant, RP1300104, budget 360,000SGD, Duration: 12/2013 to 11/2016.

Books / Book Chapters Published Details

Title Publisher Published Year
Vithaldas Raja and R. Thamankar, Resistive Switching and Hysteresis Phenomena at Nanoscale, Book title” Hysteresis in Engineering” ISBN 978-1-83881-972-9, Book edited by: Dr. Giuseppe Viola INTECH OPEN, Under Review 2021
C. Troadec, R. Heimbuch, D. Jie, O. Neucheva, R. Thamankar, Yap Tiong Leh, and Christian Joachim, Single crystal Au triangles as reconfigurable contacts for atomically smooth surfaces: Ultra High Vacuum transfer printing Springer Verlag, Berlin 2015
O. A. Neucheva, R. Thamankar, T. L. Yap, C. Troadec, J. Deng, C. Joachim, Atomic scale Interconnection Machine in ‘Advances in Atom & Single Molecule Machines’, page 23-33, Vol 1 Springer Verlag, Berlin 2012
Cedric Troadec, Jie Deng, Francisco Ample, Ramesh Thamankar, Christian Joachim, Solid State Nano Gears manipulation in ‘Advances in Atom & Single Molecule Machines’, page 215-223, Vol 1 Springer Verlag, Berlin 2012
R. Thamankar, O. A. Neucheva, T. L. Yap, C. Joachim, Surface conductance measurements on a MoS2 surface using a UHV-NANOPROBE system in ‘Advances in Atom & Single Molecule Machines’, page 131-140, Vol 1 Springer Verlag, Berlin 2012

International Collaborations

  • Dr. Joel Molina, Department of Electronics, National Institute for Astrophysics and Optics and Electronics (NIAOE), Mexico
  • Dr. Prashanth Sonar, Department of Chemistry, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Other Information

Personal Website Link : https://www.neosmartlab.com/