Ramesh Adhikari

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Ramesh Adhikari

Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Department/Office Information

Physics and Astronomy
321 Ho Science Center
  • M 10:00am - 12:00pm (321 Ho Science Center)
  • T 12:30pm - 2:30pm (321 Ho Science Center)

Ph.D. in Physics (2016) University of Massachusetts Amherst

M.S. in Physics (2014) University of Massachusetts Amherst

B.A. in Physics & Mathematics (2011) Berea College

Courses taught at Colgate:

Courses Taught


PHYS 233: Introductory Electricity & Magnetism

Fall - 2020

PHYS 334: Speical Relativity & Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Spring - 2021

PHYS 432: Electromagnetism

Spring - 2021

PHYS 410: Advanced Topics & Experiements

Fall - 2020


Bioelectronics, conducting polymers and biomaterials, charge transport mechanism.

(Undergraduate student authors underlined.)

  1. R.Y. Adhikari*, J.J. Pujols. ” Highly rigid & transparent supramolecular fibrils of tyrosine”, Nano Select, 1, 2022. Link
  2. R.Y. Adhikari*, N.E. Harmon, K. P. Williams. “Pristine leaf-based electrochemical resistive switching device”, Applied Materials Today, 24, 2021. Link
  3. R. Hudson, R.Y. Adhikari, M.T. Tuominen, I. Hanzu, M. Wilkening, S. Thayumanavan, J. L. Katz. “Evaluation of carboxylic, phosphonic and sulfonic acid protogenic moieties on tunable poly(metaphenylene oxide) ionomer scaffolds”, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 22 (57), 2209-2213, 2019. Link
  4. R.Y. Adhikari*, J. Terrell, J. Targos, K.A. Huffman, H. Wang, J. Cradlebaugh. “Electrical Characterization of Leaf-based Wires & Supercapacitors”, RSC Advances, 9, 27289-27293, 2019. Link
  5. W.B. Lane, R.Y. Adhikari. “Evaluating the presence of response-shift bias in the CLASS with a two-pass survey”, Physics Education Research (PER) Conference Proceedings, DOI: 10.1119/perc.2018.pr.Lane (2018). Link
  6. D.J.F. Walker, R. Y. Adhikari , D.E. Holmes, J.E. Ward, T. L. Woodard, K. P. Nevin, D. R. Lovley ‘Electrically conductive pili from pilin genes of phylogenetically diverse microorganisms’, The ISME Journal, 12, 48-58 (2018). Link
  7. Y. Tan, R. Y. Adhikari , Nikhil S. Malvankar, J.E. Ward, T. L. Woodard, K. P. Nevin, D. R. Lovley ‘Expressing the Geobacter metallireducens PilA in Geobacter sulfurreducens Yields Pili with Exceptional Conductivity’, mBio, 8, 1 e02203-16 (2017). Link
  8. Y. Tan#, R. Y. Adhikari#, N. S. Malvankar, S. Pi, J. E. Ward, T. L. Woodard, K. P. Nevin, Q. Xia, M. T. Tuominen, D. R. Lovley ‘Synthetic Biological Protein Nanowires with High Conductivity’, Small, 12, 4481-4485, 2016. Link (# Co-first authors.)
  9. Y. Tan, R. Y. Adhikari, N. S. Malvankar, J. E. Ward, K. P. Nevin, T. L. Woodard, J. A. Smith, O. L. Snoeyenbos-West, A. E. Franks, M. T. Tuominen and D. R. Lovley ‘The Low Conductivity of Geobacter uraniireducens Pili Suggests a Diversity of Extracellular Electron Transfer Mechanisms in the Genus Geobacter’, Frontiers in Microbiology, 7 (980), 2016. Link
  10. R.Y. Adhikari, N.S. Malvankar, M. T. Tuominen and D.R. Lovley ‘Conductivity of individual Geobacter pili’, RSC Advances, 6, 8354-8357, 2016. Link 
  11. T. C. Bayram, N. Orbey, R.Y. Adhikari and M. T. Tuominen ‘Fluoropolymer Based Formulations as Protective Coatings in Oil/Gas Pipelines’, Progress in Organic Coatings, 88, 2015. Link
  12. M. Bag, L. A. Renna, R.Y. Adhikari, S. Karak, F. Liu, P. M. Lahti, T. P. Russell, M. T. Tuominen and D. Venkataraman ‘Kinetics of Ion Transport in Perovskite Active Layers and its Implications for Active Layer Stability’, Journal of the Americal Chemical Society (JACS), 137 (40), 2015. Link
  13. K. K. Yee, Y. L. Wong, M. Zha, R.Y. Adhikari, M. T. Tuominen, J. Hec and Z. Xu ‘Room-Temperature Acetylene Hydration by a Hg(II)-laced Metal-Organic Framework’, Chemical Communications, doi: 10.1039/c5cc03943f, 2015. Link
  14. S. Malkowski, R.Y. Adhikari, J. Boissevain, C. Daurer, B.W. Filippone, B. Hona, B. Plaster, D. Woods and H. Yan ‘Overlap Technique for End-Cap Seals on Cylindrical Magnetic Shields’, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 1(49), 2013. Link
  15. S. Malkowski, R. Adhikari, B.Hona, C. Mattie, D. Woods, H. Yan and B. Plaster ‘Technique for High Axial Shielding Factor Performance of Large-scale, Thin, Open-ended, Cylindrical Metglas Magnetic Shields’, Review of Scientific Instruments, 7(82), 2011. Link