PTYS/LPL Faculty

Mines 125E

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Krishna Muralidharan

Associate Professor

Astrobiology, Cosmochemistry, Planetary Materials

In situ resource utilization and manufacturing in space

Ph.D., 2004, University of Arizona

Current Grants

  • Thermodynamic Origins of Refractory Dust in the Early Solar System and Ancient Stars (NASA): Role-Co-PI
  • Following the Molecular History of Stellar Ejecta: Combining Observations with Laboratory Spectroscopy and Imaging (NSF): Role-Co-PI
  • Advancing Additive Manufacturing Frontiers on Earth and Beyond (RIF-ABOR): Role-PI
     

Former Postdocs

  • Abu Asaduzzaman
  • Slimane Laref
  • Venkateswara Rao Manga
  • Sahila Perananthan
     

Selected Publications

1.    Asaduzzaman, A. M.; Zega, T. J.; Laref, Slimane, Runge K, Deymier P, Muralidharan K, “A computational investigation of adsorption of organics on mineral surfaces: Implications for organics delivery in the early solar system,”  EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 408, 355-361 (2014)
2.    Vattuone L, Smeriri M, Savio L, Asaduzzaman AM, Muralidharan K, Rocca M, “Accretion disc origin of water,” PHIL. TRANS. R. SOC. A, 371 20110585 (2013).
3.    Asaduzzaman A, Muralidharan K, Ganguly J, “Incorporation of water into olivine during nebular condensation: Insights from density functional theory and thermodynamics, and implications for phyllosilicate formation and terrestrial water inventory,” METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE  50, 578-589 (2015)
4.    Muralidharan K, Stimpfl M, Deymier P, de Leeuw NH, Drake MJ, “Origin of water in the inner Solar System: A kinetic Monte Carlo study of water adsorption on forsterite,” ICARUS  198, 400-407 (2008)  
5.    ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF LUNAR MINERAL BASED COMPOSITES, Hayes, A, Ye, P, Loy, DA, Muralidharan K, Potter, BG, Barnes JJ, Developing a New Space Economy 2019 (LPI Contribution 2152)
6.    THERMODYNAMIC MODELING OF CONDENSATION OF PEROVSKITE AND SPINEL SOLID SOLUTIONS PERTAINING TO SOLAR NEBULA CONDITIONS, Manga V, Muralidharan K, Zega TJ, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 52 (S1), A223 (2017).
7.    ADSORPTION AND ASSEMBLY OF SIMPLE ORGANICS, AMINO ACIDS, AND SUGAR MOLECULES ON MINERAL GRAINS IN THE ACCRETION DISK, Tamijiani A, Asaduzzaman A, Zega TJ, Runge K, Muralidharan K, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 52 (S1), A345 (2017).
8.    THE STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC STATES OF SELF-ASSEMBLED C60 CRYSTALS, Ramprasad T, Howe J, Gnanaprakasa TJ, Hanawa A, Jiminez J, Muralidharan K, Zega TJ, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 23(S1),1818-1819 (2017).
9.    UNDERSTANDING THE ORIGINS OF THE FIRST SOLAR-SYSTEM SOLIDS, Zega, T. J., Manga, V., Watanabe, K., Domanik, K., Mane, P., Hanawa, A., Inada, H., Howe, J. Y.,  Microscopy and Microanalysis, 23(S1),396-397 (2017).
10.    ENDOGENOUS SOURCE OF ORGANICS AND WATER IN EARTH-LIKE PLANETS, Muralidharan K, Asaduzzaman A, Zega TJ, Astrobiology Science Conference 2017 (LPI Contrib. No. 1965) (2017).
11.     NANOSCALE ANALYSIS OF PEROVSKITE GRAINS FROM ALLENDE AND AXTELL METEORITES, Zega TJ, Manga VR, Domanik K, Muralidharan K, Howe J, Lunar and Planetary Science XLVIII (2017):  Abstract 3033.
12.    ORIGIN OF WATER IN EARTH WITH HIGH D/H RATIO RELATIVE TO PROTOSOLAR NEBULA, AND AN EXPLANATION OF ITS SIMILARITY WITH THE ISOTOPIC RATIOS OF CARBONACEOUS CHONDRITES AND ASTEROID VESTA, Ganguly J, Asaduzzaman A, Muralidharan K, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 51(S1),A277 (2016).
13.    SOME - PERHAPS MOST - WATER IN THE EARTH MUST RESULT FROM ADSORPTION ON TO GRAINS IN THE ACCRETION DISK,  K. Muralidharan, Stimpfl M. de Leeuw N. H. Deymier P. A. Runge K. Drake M. J, 41st Lunar and Planetary Science conference, # 1882, 2009: Publisher: Lunar and Planetary Institute

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Semester Course Day/Time Location Resources
Spring 2020 PTYS 413-001 MW 11:00-12:15p.m. Kuiper 312 Syllabus
Spring 2020 PTYS 513-001 MW 11:00-12:15p.m. Kuiper 312 Syllabus

Last updated on August 5, 2020