Mechanical Engineering ＆ Materials Science
Rational design of materials for energy applications, atomic-scale modeling, electronic structure calculations, electron microscopy
Rohan Mishra’s research interest is to develop quantitative structure-property correlations in materials starting from the atomic scale. To develop such correlations, his group synergistically combines electronic structure calculations with atomic-resolution electron microscope imaging and spectroscopy. The end goal is the rational design of materials with properties tailored for electronic, optical, magnetic and energy applications. Current research topics include perovskite materials for photovoltaic and optoelectronic applications, novel electrocatalysts, oxidizers and wide-bandgap semiconductors.
Professor Mishra joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. He was previously a guest scientist and a postdoctoral scholar (through Vanderbilt University) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Previously, he was a fellow of the Center for Emergent Materials at The Ohio State University.
Mishra earned a doctorate in materials science and engineering from The Ohio State University in 2012 and a bachelor's degree in technology from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka in Surathkal, India in 2008.