Sample Environment research, Structural Biology, Physical Chemistry, Time-resolved X-ray scattering, Microfluidics, Nanofluidics, Micro-/Nano-fabrication, Photonics, Machine Learning, Synchrotron Infrared Spectroscopy, Cryo-Electron Microscopy, X-ray Free Electron Lasers, Synchrotron studies
Sankar Raju Narayanasamy is a Joint Doctoral candidate between Berkeley Lab, SLAC/Stanford University and the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also an NSF BioXFEL Scholar of the National Science Foundation BioXFEL Science and Technology Center. His current research is an interdisciplinary merge of microfluidics, fluid dynamics, micro-/nano-fabrication, Time-resolved X-ray scattering, Infrared spectroscopy, Machine Learning and structural biology imaging to meet the various sample environment needs of photon science community at Synchrotrons, X-ray Free Electron Lasers and the Cryo-Electron Microscopy facilities. Prior to his current position, he had worked at various renowned research institutes such as Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY/German National Synchrotron), Fraunhofer Society and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF, France). He received his Masters and undergraduate trainings in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras respectively. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and the Royal Microscopical Society, and an elected member in the Sigma Xi Research Honor Society. He was the recipient of the 2020AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science Award by the American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS). He has given several invited keynote talks and tutorials in the versatile fields ranging from aerodynamics to robotics. He also has held a number of professional consulting and research positions and has filed a patent for an Asymmetrical Ducted Flying craft. He has mentored a doctoral researcher and a senior Research fellow in the field of aeroelasticity of bridge decks and has mentored several Masters and undergraduate students in various fields ranging from automotive to physical chemistry.