Ramachandran, Roshini


Contact Information

Young Hall Rm 3077B
(310) 825-1571

Short Biography

Roshini Ramachandran joined UCLA in July 2017 as a Boyer teacher-scholar.  She received her Bachelors degree in Chemistry from Madras University, Chennai and her Master's degree in Applied Chemistry from Anna University, Chennai. She received a Ph.D in Inorganic Chemistry from The University of Georgia with research focus on the synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials for high-performance applications.


Roshini Ramachandran was born in Chennai (India), where she pursued her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Chemistry. She was elected as President of the Students' Union in her final year of undergraduate studies, through which she established various peer-teaching and outreach programs in her university.

In 2017, Roshini graduated with a Ph.D in Inorganic Chemistry from The University of Georgia, Athens (UGA). Her Ph.D research focused on the synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials for defense and refractory applications. At UGA, Roshini taught introductory and upper-level lecture and lab courses, and implemented several teaching-as-research projects to improve classroom engagement and inquiry-based learning. Roshini was instrumental in establishing UGA's 'STEM Peer Learning Assistant Program' and developed a pedagogy of teaching course for undergraduate Peer Learning Assistant.

Roshini was selected to join the UCLA Chemistry department as a postdoctoral Boyer teacher-scholar and will be conducting research in Dr. Alex Spokoyny's group.

Honors & Awards

  • CIRTL Scholar - Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (since 2015)
  • Future Faculty Fellow - The University of Georgia (2016–2017)
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award - The University of Georgia (2015–2016)
  • Kenneth W. Whitten Teaching Award - The University of Georgia (2014–15, 2015–16)
  • Graduation Honors with Distinction - Anna University (2012)
  • Student Innovative Project Award - Anna University (2011)
  • Best Outgoing Student of the College - Stella Maris College (2010)
  • Student Council President - Stella Maris College (2009-10)


  • Ramachandran, R.; Salguero, T. T. “Nanostructuring of Strontium Hexaboride via Lithiation”. Inorganic Chemistry, 57.1 (2018): 4–7.
  • Ramachandran, R.; Johnson-McDaniel, D.; Salguero, T. T. "Formation and Scrolling Behavior of Metal Fluoride and Oxyfluoride Nanosheets." Chemistry of Materials, 28.20 (2016): 7257–7267.
  • Sunaoshi, T.; Kaji, K.; Okada, S.; Voelkl, E.; Ramachandran, R.; Salguero, T.T. “Expanding the Depth of Field for Imaging with Low keV Electrons: High Resolution Surface Observations of Nanostructured LaB6 Using Low keV Secondary and Backscattered Electrons”. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 23.S1 (2017): 1830.