Reeja Jayan

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012
Summary:

Our group studies the role of external electromagnetic fields, such as microwave and millimeter waves in accessing regions of the free energy/phase space diagram of a material, hitherto unavailable to conventional synthesis routes. Examples include structurally integrated ordered-disordered ceramic oxides and oxide-polymer composites with unexpected electronic and mechanical properties, adaptive oxides for resistive switching, supersaturated mixed oxide solid solutions with hierarchical structure. An additional benefit involves employing low temperatures for directly processing such materials on fibers and flexible, light-weight substrates for applications in sensing and energy harnessing, storage.

We have extensive experience in the synthesis of inorganic and organic thin films using solution based sol-gel/microwave-assisted synthesis and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) polymerization. We carry out microscopic, spectroscopic and analytical characterization of thin films, as well micro/nano-fabrication processes for building and testing of photovoltaic, battery, and sensing devices.

Selected Publications: 
  1. “Unlocking the structure of mixed amorphous-crystalline ceramic oxide films synthesized under low temperature electromagnetic excitation,” N. Nakamura, M. W. Terban, S. J. L. Billinge, B. Reeja-Jayan, Journal of Materials Chemistry A (2017) (in press). 
  2. “Regression Design for Low-Temperature Microwave-Assisted Crystallization of Ceramic Thin Films”, N. Nakamura, J. Seepaul, J. Kadane, B. Reeja-Jayan, Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, 33, 314 (2017).
  3. “Microwave-assisted Low Temperature Thin Film Growth in Solution”, B. Reeja-Jayan, K. L. Harrison, K. Yang, Chih-Liang Wang, A. Yilmaz, and A. Manthiram, Scientific Reports, 2, 1003 (2012). 
  4. “Organic Passivation of Silicon Through Multifunctional Polymeric Interfaces”, M. L. Castillo, A. Ugur, H. Sojoudi, N. Nakamura, Z. Liu, F. Lin, R. E. Brandt, T. Buonassisia, B. Reeja-Jayan, K. K. Gleason, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 160, 470 (2017).
  5. “A Group of Cyclic Siloxane and Silazane Polymer Films as Nanoscale Electrolytes for Microbattery Architectures”, B. Reeja-Jayan, N. Chen, J. Lau, J. A. Kattirtzi, P. Moni, A. Liu, I. G. Miller, R. Kayser, A. P. Willard, B. Dunn, and K. K. Gleason,  Macromolecules, 48, 5222 ( 2015).
Most Cited Publications: 
  1. "Carbon-coated high capacity layered Li[Li0.2Mn0.54Ni0.13Co0.13]O2 cathodes ,"Jun Liu, Qiongyu Wang, B. Reeja-Jayan, Arumugam Manthiram, Electrochemistry Communications,12, 750 (2010)
  2. "Controlling the Growth and Luminescence Properties of Well-Faceted ZnO Nanorods," E. De la Rosa, S. Sepu´lveda-Guzman, B. Reeja-Jayan, A. Torres, P. Salas, N. Elizondo, and M. Jose Yacaman, J. Phys. Chem. C ,111, 8489 (2017)
  3. "Conductive Surface Modification with Aluminum of High Capacity Layered Li[Li0.2Mn0.54Ni0.13Co0.13]O2 Cathodes," Jun Liu, B. Reeja-Jayan, and Arumugam Manthiram, J. Phys. Chem. C,114, 9528 (2010)
  4. "Synthesis of assembled ZnO structures by precipitation method in aqueous media,"S.Sepulveda-GuzmanB.Reeja-JayanE.de la RosaA.Torres-Castro,V.Gonzalez-Gonzalez, M.Jose-YacamanMaterials Chemistry and Physics, 15, 172 (2009)
  5. "Structural Characterization and Luminescence of Porous Single Crystalline ZnO Nanodisks with Sponge-like Morphology," B. Reeja-Jayan, E. De la Rosa, S. Sepulveda-Guzman, R. A. Rodriguez, and M. Jose Yacaman, J. Phys. Chem. C,112, 240 (2008)
Recent Publications: 
  1. “Organic Passivation of Silicon Through Multifunctional Polymeric Interfaces”, M. L. Castillo, A. Ugur, H. Sojoudi, N. Nakamura, Z. Liu, F. Lin, R. E. Brandt, T. Buonassisia, B. Reeja-Jayan, K. K. Gleason, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 160, 470 (2017).
  2. “Unlocking the structure of mixed amorphous-crystalline ceramic oxide films synthesized under low temperature electromagnetic excitation,” N. Nakamura, M. W. Terban, S. J. L. Billinge, B. Reeja-Jayan, Journal of Materials Chemistry A (2017) (in press). 
  3. “Regression Design for Low-Temperature Microwave-Assisted Crystallization of Ceramic Thin Films”, N. Nakamura, J. Seepaul, J. Kadane, B. Reeja-Jayan, Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, 33, 314 (2017).
  4. “A Group of Cyclic Siloxane and Silazane Polymer Films as Nanoscale Electrolytes for Microbattery Architectures”, B. Reeja-Jayan, N. Chen, J. Lau, J. A. Kattirtzi, P. Moni, A. Liu, I. G. Miller, R. Kayser, A. P. Willard, B. Dunn, and K. K. Gleason,  Macromolecules, 48, 5222 ( 2015).

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