Lamartine Meda, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director of PREM

Telephone Number: 504-520-5324
Room Number: NCF - Room 301L
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General Chemistry I and II Lecture and Lab
Materials Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II


Short Professional Biography

Dr. Meda earned a B.S. in chemistry from Salem State College, Salem, MA in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Materials Inorganic Chemistry in 1998 from Northeastern University where he worked on the synthesis of organometallic precursors, chemical vapor deposition (CVD), and thin film electrochemical characterization. From 1999 until 2001, he served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Center for Nonlinear and Nonequilibrium Aeroscience at The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the Center for Materials Research and Technology at Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee, FL under Professor Hamid Garmestani. From 2002 to 2006, Dr Meda served as a Senior Research Scientist at Excellatron Solid State. There, he worked on the development of thin film batteries using plasma-enhanced metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (PE-MOCVD). He held two patents in thin film batteries. Dr. Meda joined the chemistry faculty at Xavier University of Louisiana in 2008 after spending two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Auburn University.


Research Interest

Dr. Meda’s research interests are in multifunctional nanomaterials, materials for electrochemical energy storage (batteries), chemical vapor deposition of one-dimensional  Nanomaterials


Current Grant Support

1. Nanoscale Imaging Systems, National Science Foundation Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (NSF-PREM), PI– Dr. Lamartine Meda, 09/01/2009–08/31/2014, $3,000,000.

2. Louisiana Alliance for Simulation Guided Materials Applications (LA-SiGMA), National Science Foundation – Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF – EPSCoR) program, "Growth of Nanomaterials by Chemical Vapor Deposition for Application in Lithium-ion Batteries ," subproject, Dr. Lamartine Meda (Principal Investigator, Dr. Michael Khonsari), 09/10 – 09/15, $250,000. (direct costs)

2. Xavier NSF RII C2 Pilot Funding for Collaborative Computational Research Program" National Science Foundation, "Computational and Experimental Investigations of the Reversible Reactions of Lithium with Nanostructured RuO2 as Potential Lithium Ion Battery Electrode Materials" Principal Investigator Dr. Lamartine Meda and CoPIs, Drs. B. Ramu Ramachandran and Collin Wick (Louisiana Tech University), 8/11 – 8/13, $34,000.


Recent Publications
  1. “Lipon thin films grown by plasma-enhanced metalorganic chemical vapor deposition in a N2-H2-Ar gas mixture,” Lamartine Meda and Eleston E.  Maxie, Thin Solid Films 2012, 520, 1799.

  2. “Electrochemical Properties of Tungsten Oxide Nanowires Compared to Bulk Particles,” Lamartine Meda, Aaron M. Dangerfield, Mila’na C. Jones, Christian M. White, Anantharamulu Navulla, Jnp. J. Appl. Phys. 2012, 51 (11PEO6).

  3. “Synthesis, Characterization and Electrochemical Studies of Bulk and Nano Sized LiNi4(PO4)3,” Anantharamulu Navulla and Lamartine Meda, Prepr. Pap.-Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Energy and Fuels 2013, 58(1), 873.

  4. "Reversible High Capacity in Hierarchical Columnar RuO2 Nanoplates and Their Improved Performance in Lithium Ion Batteries,” Anantharamulu Navulla, Geoffrey Stevens, Igor Kovalenko, Lamartine Meda, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2014, 118, 13382−13386.

  5. "Direct Growth of RuO2 Nano-Architectures on Current Collectors and Their Improved Performance in Lithium-Ion Batteries,” Anantharamulu Navulla, Lamartine Meda, ECS Transactions, 2014 (In Press).


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