Graduate Student Researcher

Lokesh Ramesh

Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM)

Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL)


  • Composite Materials
  • Van der Waals Materials

900 University Ave.

Riverside, CA 92521

Tel: (951) 827-1012



Anna University

B.E. Mechanical Engineering


Lokesh Ramesh obtained his BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Anna University, Chennai, India in 2020. During his undergraduate studies, he worked as a trainee in the Daimler India and the Southern Railways of India, where he gained expertise on development of high strength composites. He joined Professor Alexander Balandin’s Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center as a graduate student in Materials Science and Engineering. Lokesh is currently working on the syntheses and characterization of novel polymer-based composites with novel quasi-2D and quasi-1D van der Waals materials. His research involves testing the thermal properties and electromagnetic characteristics of such composites in the GHz and THz frequency bands.