Tarunika is a PhD candidate at the UA Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) Department. She was born and raised in Chennai, India. She got her undergraduate degree in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering for the National Institute of Technology, Trichy. Her bachelor's thesis focused on improving the surface properties of titanium alloys used in hip-implants, to improve bio-compatibility and increase implant lifetime. Her research interests are primarily in cosmochemistry, and the origin and early history of the solar system. Tarunika's graduate work focuses on using state-of-the-art electron microscopy techniques to study mineral assemblages from calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions (CAIs) and using their structures and chemical compositions to understand processes that occurred in the solar protoplanetary disk.
- B.Tech Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
Ramprasad T., Seifert L., Zega T.J. Microstructural Analysis of a Refractory-siderophile Grain, Found in a Calcium-Aluminum-Rich Inclusion. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2020.
Seifert L., Ramprasad T., Zega T.J. Structure and Chemistry of a Supernova Orthopyroxene Grain in the CO Chondrite Dominion Range 08006. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2020.
Ramprasad T., Zega T.J. Transmission Electron Microscopy of Refractory Minerals from Primitive Chondritic Meteorites. Material Science and Technology 2019.
Ramprasad T., Hanecour P., Seifert L., Zega T.J. Understanding the Origin and Evolution of Meteoritic Refractory Minerals Through Transmission Electron Microscopy. Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference 2019.
Seifert L., Haenecour P., Zega T.J., Ramprasad T. Coordinated Analyses of a Supernova Polycrystalline Olivine Aggregate in the CO Chondrite Dominion Range 08006. Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference 2019.
Ramprasad T., Haenecour P., Zega T.J. Microstructural Analysis of a Compact Type-A Calcium-Aluminum Rich Inclusion in the Northwest Africa (NWA) 5028 CR2 Chondrite. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2019.
Ramprasad T., Mane P., Zega T.J. Aberration-corrected STEM/TEM Chemical Analysis and Imaging of Meteoritic Refractory Oxide Assemblages. Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference 2018.
Ramprasad T., Mane P., Zega T.J. Transmission Electron Microscope Analysis of a Spinel-Perovskite assemblage within a refractory inclusion from the Northwest Africa (NWA) 5028 CR2 Chondrite. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018.
Howe J.Y., Ramprasad T., Hanawa A., Inada H., Jimenez J., Hoyle D., Voelkl E., Zega T.J. Collection Efficiency of the Twin EDS Detectors for Quantitative X-ray Analysis. on A New Probe-Corrected TEM/STEM. Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference 2017.
Ramprasad T., Haenecour P., Howe J.Y., Gnanaprakasa T.J., Hanawa A., Jiminez J., Muralidharan K., Zega T.J. The Structure and Energy loss spectroscopy of Self-Assembled C60 Crystals. Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference 2017.