Ramesh Adhikari

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Ramesh Adhikari

Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Department/Office Information

Physics and Astronomy
321 Ho Science Center
  • TR 3:00pm - 5:00pm (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, Nicole E. Harmon, K. Paige Williams. "Pristine Leaf Based Electrochemical Resistive Switching Device", Applied Materials Today, doi:10.1016/j.apmt.2021.101077 (2021).
  2. 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, 57 (22), 2209-2213 (2019). 
  3. 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).
  4. 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).
  5. D.J.F. Walker, R.Y. Adhikari, D.E. Holmes, J. E. Ward, T. L. Woodard, K. P. Nevin, and D.R. Lovley. "Electrically conductive pili from pilin genes of phylogenetically diverse microorganisms", The ISME Journal, 12, 48-58 (2018).
  6. Y. Tan, R.Y. Adhikari, N.K. Malvankar, S. Pi, J. E. Ward, T. L. Woodard, K. P. Nevin, and D.R. Lovley. "Expressing the Geobacter metallireducens PilA in Geobacter sulfurreducens Yields Pili with Exceptional Conductivity", mBio, 8(1), e02203-16 (2017). *co-first authors.
  7. Y. Tan*, R.Y. Adhikari*, N.K. Malvankar, S. Pi, J. E. Ward, T. L. Woodard, K. P. Nevin, Q. Xia, M. T. Tuominen and D.R. Lovley. "Synthetic Biological Protein Nanowires with High Conductivity", Small, 12 (33), 4481-4485 (2016). Co-first authors.
  8. Y. Tan, R.Y. Adhikari, N.K. Malvankar, J. E. Ward, K. P. Nevin, T. L. Woodard, J. A. Smith, O. Snoeyenbos-West, A. E. Franks , M. T. Tuominen and D.R. Lovley. "Low Conductivity of Geobacter uraniireducens Pili Associated with Electron Shuttling Mechanism for Extracellular Electron Transfer", Frontiers in Microbiology, 7, 980 (2016).
  9. R.Y. Adhikari, N.S. Malvankar, M. T. Tuominen and D.R. Lovley. "Conductivity of individual Geobacter pili", RSC Advances, 6, 8354-8357 (2016).
  10. 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, 54-63 (2015).
  11. 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 American Chemical Society (JACS), 137 (40), 13130-13137 (2015).
  12. K. K. Yee, Y. L. Wong, M. Zha, R.Y. Adhikari, M. T. Tuominen, J. Hec and Z. Xu. "RoomTemperature Acetylene Hydration by a Hg(II)-laced Metal-Organic Framework", Chemical Communications, 51, 10941-10944 (2015).
  13. 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, 49(1), 651-653 (2013).
  14. 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, 82, 075104 (2011).