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Raj N. Singh, Sc.D.

Raj N. SinghRegents Professor

Oklahoma State University
700 North Greenwood Avenue, HRC-200
Tulsa, OK 74106-0700

Phone: 918-594-8650
Fax: 918-594-8628



Professional Profile

Professor Singh is a Regents Professor, Williams Companies Distinguished Chair Professor, Director Energy Technologies Programs, and Head of School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Oklahoma State University. He received his Sc.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from M.I.T. and has worked at several R&D organizations (Argonne National Laboratory and GE R&D Center) and University of Cincinnati (UC) before joining his present position. He has also served as Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at UC. His current research areas are processing and properties of nanostructured materials and nanotubes/nanorods, materials for fuel cells, batteries, nanomaterials for medicine, "Smart"/ferroelectric materials, structural composites, and novel thin films. He has developed novel processes for manufacturing ceramic composites and electrolytes for battery, which have been commercialized and continue to have major impacts on the future applications of materials in advanced systems. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, a Fellow of the ASM International, and a Fellow of the Graduate School at UC, recipient of numerous awards, and author or co-author of over 250 research articles, 25 patents, and articles in several books.

Professional Preparation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Ceramics Sc.D.

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Canada

Physical Metallurgy M.S.

Indian Institute of Technology

Kanpur, India

Metallurgical Engineering



  • Regents Professor, Oklahoma State University (2015)
  • National Academy of Inventors Fellow, (2015).
  • Albert Sauveur Achievement Award, ASM International (2016).
  • Fellow of the Graduate School, University of Cincinnati (2007).
  • Outstanding Research Faculty Awards, College of Engineering (2005, 2006).
  • Herman Schneider Professor of Materials Engineering  (2003).
  • Fellow of the ASM International (1996).
  • Faculty Achievement Award, University of Cincinnati (1995).
  • Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (1992).
  • Whitney Gallery of Technical Achievers; GE-CR&D (1990).
  • Distinguished Service Awards; Argonne National Lab (1978), GE-CR&D (1984).
  • Publication Awards; GE-CR&D (1984, 1988).
  • Patent Awards; GE-CR&D: Bronze, Silver, and Gold Patent Medallions (1983, 1987, 1988).


1/12-Present Oklahoma State University Distinguished Chair Professor and Head
7/07-7/10 University of Cincinnati
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Department Head
9/03-12/11  Herman Schneider Professor of Materials Engineering


1/91-12/11   University of Cincinnati
Materials Sciences and Engineering
7/97-12/99 University of Cincinnati
Materials Sciences and Engineering
Department Head
12/79-12/90 General Electric R&D Center
Schenectady, NY
12/73-12/79 Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, IL
9/72-12/73 Massachusetts Institute of Technology DSR Staff

Areas of Current Research 

  • Nanostructured Materials: Diamond thin films, BN-Nanotubes
  • Energy Storage Materials: Materials for Li-Ion and Na-S Batteries
  • Biomaterials: Nanomaterials for drug delivery and biocompatibility/functionality
  • Thermal Management: Diamond thin films for thermal management of electronics
  • Fuel Cells: Electrode, Electrolyte and Self-repairable sealing materials for SOFC
  • Composites: High temperature ceramic composites processing and properties
  • Electrical Ceramics: Piezoelectric and shape-memory materials processing and properties

More information about Professor Singh's current research

Selected Publications

  1. S. Samantaray and R.N. Singh, " A Review of Synthesis and Properties of Cubic Boron Nitride Thin Films," International Materials Reviews 50(6), 313-344 (2005).
  2. D. Das and R.N. Singh, " A Review on Nucleation, Growth, and Low-Temperature Synthesis of Diamond Thin Films," International Materials Reviews 52(2), 1-37 (2007).
  3. Raj N. Singh, "Self-Repairable Glass Seals for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC)," JMR 27(15), 1-7(2012).
  4. N. Govindaraju, C. Kane, and R.N. Singh, "Processing of Multilayered Nanocrystalline and Microcrystalline Diamond Thin Films Using Ar-rich Microwave Plasmas", Journal of Materials Research, 26(24), 3072 – 3082 (2011).
  5. N. Govindaraju, and R.N. Singh, "Processing of Nanocrystalline Diamond Thin Films for Thermal Management of Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Power Electronics", Materials Science and Engineering: B Advanced Functional Solid-State Materials, 176(14), 1058 –1072 (2011).
  6. N. Govindaraju, D. Das, P.B. Kosel, and R.N. Singh, "High-Temperature Dielectric Behavior of Nanocrystalline and Microcrystalline Diamond Thin Films", ECS Transactions, 33 (13), 155 - 168 (2010).
  7. I. Dutta and R.N. Singh, "Processing, Electro-Mechanical Behavior and Microstructure of Strontium Modified Lead Zirconate Titanate Ceramics", Ferroelectrics 393, 71-87 (2009).
  8. I. Dutta, R.N. Singh, "Effect of Electrical Fatigue on the Electromechanical Behavior and Microstructure of Strontium Modified Lead Zirconate Titanate Ceramics", Materials Science and Engineering B 166, 50-60 (2010).
  9. N. Govindraju and R.N. Singh, " Theoretical Consideration of the Parameter Space for Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Thin diamond Films,"  Computational Materials Science 43, 423-439 (2008).
  10. N. Govindraju, D. Das, R.N. Singh and P.B. Kosel, " High Temperature Electrical Behavior of Nanocrystalline and Microcrystalline Diamond Films, " J. Mater. Research 23(10), 2774-2786 (2008).
  11. D. Das, R.N. Singh, I.T. Barney, A.G. Jackson, and S.M. Mukhopadhyay, " Effect of Oxygen on Growth and Properties of Diamond Thin Film deposited at Low Surface Temperature,' J. Vac. Sci. Tech. A 26(6), 1487-1496 (2008).
  12. L. Guo, and R.N. Singh, "Selective Growth of Boron Nitride Nanotubes by Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition           at Low Substrate Temperature, Nanotechnology, 19, 1-6 (2008).
  13. N. Govindraju, W.N. Liu, X. Sun, P.Singh, and R.N. Singh, " A Modeling Study on the Thermomechanical Behavior of Glass-Ceramic and Self-Healing Glass Seals at Elevated Temperatures," J. Power Sources 190, 476-484 (2008).
  14. R.N. Singh, " Sealing Technology for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells," Int. J. Appl. Ceram. Tech., 4[2], 134-144 (2007).
  15. R.J. Narayan, W. wei, C.Jin, M. Andara, A. Agarwal, R.A. Gerhardt, C-C Shih, C-M Shih, S-J Lin, Y-Y Su, R. Ramamurti, and R.N. Singh," Microstructural and Biological Properties of Nanocrystalline Diamond Coatings," Diamond and Related Mater. 15, 1935-40 (2006).
  16. Y. Yu and R.N. Singh, " Effect of Composition and Temperature on Field-Induced Properties in the Lead Strontium Zirconate Titanate System", J. Appl. Phy., 88[12] 7249-7257 (2000).
  17. U. Anandkumar, S. Kumar, and R. N. Singh, "First Matrix Cracking Behavior of Ceramic Composites at Elevated Temperatures",  Acta Mater., 47[12], 3339-3352 (1999).
  18. S. Kumar and R.N. Singh," Energy Release Rate and Crack Propagation in Piezoelectric Materials. Part-I Mechanical /Electrical Load," Acta Mater., 45[2], 849 (1997).
  19. S. Kumar and R.N. Singh, " Effects of the Coating Properties on the Crack Deflection and Penetration in Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic," Acta Mater., 45[11], 4721-4731 (1997).
  20. U. Anandkumar, S. Kumar, and R. N. Singh, "First Matrix Cracking Behavior of Ceramic Composites at Elevated Temperatures",  Acta Mater., 47[12], 3339-3352 (1999).
  21. K.L. Luthra, R.N. Singh, and M.K. Brun, "Toughened Silcomp Composites-Process and Preliminary Properties," Am. Ceram. Soc. Bull., 72, 79-85 (1993).
  22. R.N.Singh, " Asymmetric Polarization Behavior of Sodium Beta" Alumina Electrolyte", J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 70(4), 221 (1987).
  23. R.N.Singh, " Surface Characteristics of Sodium Beta" Alumina Electrolyte Compositions", J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 67, 637 (1984).

Research Group

  • Dr. Nirmal Govindaraju: Senior Research Associate
  • Dr. Janaki Iyer: Post-doctoral Associate-CHS/MSE
  • Ms. Parvaneh Rouhani: Graduate student
  • Mr. Thomas Howell: Graduate student at UC/AFRL
  • Mr. Mike Tottmayer: Graduate student at UC/AFRL
  • Mr. C. Kane: Graduate student at UC
  • Mr. Marshall Harrup: Graduate Student
  • Ms. Disna Samarkoon: Graduate Student
  • Ms. Deidre Vance: Graduate Student

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