Quest for Learning Never Ends
Teki has developed a suite of four nanomaterials innovations that aim to hasten more widespread adoption of next-generation green technologies.
Ranganath Teki has earned his doctorate in chemical engineering from Rensselaer, but his quest for learning and knowledge is far from complete. Along with his cutting-edge nanomaterials research and clever green energy innovations, Teki is fostering an undying fascination for the world around him and a greater appreciation for the connectedness of it all.
“I believe there’s a certain harmony in the universe, and my education and research is part of my attempt to understand that harmony,” Teki says. “I believe that life is not just about money, or success, or having a family, but about discovering oneself.”
In his time at Rensselaer, Teki has developed a suite of four nanomaterials innovations that aim to hasten more widespread adoption of next-generation green technologies. At the heart of Teki’s research is the technique of oblique angle deposition using sputtering, which allows him to grow vast forests of nanoscale structures of different materials. The process is relatively fast, inexpensive, and allows single-step creation of unique nanostructures with controllable shape, size, and symmetry.
Taken together, Teki’s four innovations hold the promise of advancing the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of key green energy technologies that could impact all people of all nations.