Professor Singamaneni’s research interests include Plasmonic engineering in nanomedicine (in vitro biosensing for point-of-care diagnostics, molecular bioimaging, nanotherapeutics), photovoltaics (plasmonically enhanced photovoltaic devices), surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) based chemical sensors with particular emphasis on the design and fabrication of unconventional and highly efficient SERS substrates, hierarchical organic/inorganic nanohybrids as multifunctional materials, bioinspired structural and functional materials, polymer surfaces and interfaces, responsive and adaptive materials and scanning probe microscopy and surface force spectroscopy of soft and biological materials.
Professor Singamaneni joined the Washington University in St. Louis faculty in January 2010. From 2006 to 2009, he was a graduate research assistant in Professor Vladimir V. Tsukruk’s lab. He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2013), Dean’s Faculty Award for Innovation in Research (2013), MRS graduate student Gold Award (Fall 2008), Materials Research Society Best-Poster Award (Spring 2007) and departmental creative and scholarly award at Western Michigan University in 2004. Professor Singamaneni has co-authored over 85 refereed articles in archival journals, eight invited reviews, six book chapters and a book.