- Undergraduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
My teaching expertise includes Physical chemistry, Material chemistry, and General chemistry. Prior to joining Hood College, I have taught a variety of chemistry courses such as general chemistry, physical chemistry, food chemistry, and horticulture chemistry.
My research interest involves conducting surface chemistry related experiments on 2D-materials (such as graphene, silica), thin films, and oxide-supported metal nanoclusters by utilizing sophisticated scientific instruments such as X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, X-ray Diffraction, Auger electron spectroscopy, Low energy electron diffraction, Scanning electron microscope etc. Graphene related chemistry, Bond activation in alkanes, Identification of active sites, and Hydrodesulfurization reactions are few topics of research interest.
Abeyrathna, M. T.; Chakradhar, A.; Sivapragasam, N.; Burghaus, U., Water adsorption on two-dimensional silica film. Applied Surface Science. 2016, 364, 822–828.
Chakradhar, A.; Sivapragasam, N.; Abeyrathna, M. T.; Burghaus, U., Support effects in the adsorption of water on CVD graphene: an ultra-high vacuum study. Chemical Communications 2015, 51 (57), 11463-6.
Chakradhar, A.; Burghaus, U., Adsorption of water on graphene/Ru(0001) - an experimental ultra-high vacuum study. Chemical Communications 2014, 50, 7698-7701.
Chakradhar, A.; Shan, J.; Komarneni, M. R.; Lu, M.; Burghaus, U., Identifying rims along nano-sized clusters as catalytically active sites - The case of CuOx/silica model catalysts nanofabricated by electron beam lithography. Chem Phys Lett 2012, 544, 70-72.
Tsverin, Y.; Popovitz-Biro, R.; Feldman, Y.; Tenne, R.; Komarneni, M.; Yu, Z.; Chakradhar, A.; Sand, A.; Burghaus, U., Synthesis and characterization of WS2 nanotubes supported on cobalt catalyst for hydrodesulfurization. Materials Research Bulletin 2012, 47, 1653-1660.
Chakradhar, A.; Liu, Y.; Schmidt, J.; Kadossov, E.; Burghaus, U., Adsorption and dissociation kinetics of alkanes on CaO(100). Surf Sci 2011, 605 (15-16), 1537-1543.
- Ph.D., North Dakota State University
- B.S., Minnesota State University, Moorhead