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Aravind Baride

Research Assistant Professor


Churchill-Haines Labs 115

Phone: (605) 677-5487



  • Ph D, Materials Chemistry, University of South Dakota, 2015
  • MS, Chemistry, University of South Dakota, 2012


  • NSF-MRI: Acquisition of a Digital Camera for the TEM Instrument at the University of South Dakota, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2020 - 2021)
  • Security Crystals: NIR-To-NIR Upconverting Nanoparticles for Fingerprint Identification and DNA Extraction, National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2018 - 2020)
  • PFI:AIR - TT(GOALI Supplement): Complete Print-Read-Decode Prototype for RGB Upconverting Inks, NSF. Grant Role: Supporting. (2016 - 2017)


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Dhungana, Pramod, Varapragasam, Shelton J., Vemuri, Bhuvan, Baride, Aravind, Shrestha, Namita, Balasingam, Mithira, Gadhamshetty, Venkataramana, Koppang, Miles, and Hoefelmeyer, James. A pH-Universal Hollow-Mn3O4/MWCNT/Nafion™ Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode for Electrochemical Oxygen Reduction. Vol. n/a, Iss. n/a. ChemElectroChem, 2021. (DOI:
  • Shanmugaratnam, Sivagowri, Selvaratnam, Balaranjan, Baride, Aravind, Koodali, Ranjit T., Ravirajan, Punniamoorthy, Velauthapillai, Dhayalan, and Shivatharsiny, Yohi. SnS2/TiO2 Nanocomposites for Hydrogen Production and Photodegradation Under Extended Solar Irradiation, 589. Vol. 11, Iss. 5. Catalysts, 2021. (DOI: 10.3390/catal11050589)
  • Nie, Guangjun, Zang, Yipeng, Yue, Wenjin, Wang, Mengmeng, Baride, Aravind, Sigdel, Aliza, and Janaswamy, Srinivas. Cellulose-based hydrogel beads: Preparation and characterization, 100074. Vol. 2. Carbohydrate Polymer Technologies and Applications, 2021. (DOI:
  • Liu, Y, Subedi, K, Baride, Aravind, Romanova, S, Callegari, E, Huber, C C., Wang, Xuejun, and Wang, Hongmin. Peripherally misfolded proteins exacerbate ischemic stroke-induced neuroinflammation and brain injury., 29. Vol. 18, Iss. 1. Journal of Neuroinflammation, 2021. (DOI: 10.1186/s12974-021-02081-7)
  • Mia, Shahzahan, Varapragasam, Shelton J., Baride, Aravind, Balasanthiran, Choumini, Balasubramanian, Balamurugan, Rioux, Robert M., and Hoefelmeyer, James. Diffusion doping of cobalt in rod-shape anatase TiO2 nanocrystals leads to antiferromagnetism, 4853-4862. Vol. 2. Nanoscale Adv., 2020. (DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00640H)
  • Joseph, Mibin K., Islam, MdSaiful, Reineke, Joshua, Hildreth, Michael, Woyengo, Tofuko, Pillatzki, Angela, Baride, Aravind, and Perumal, Omathanu. Intraductal Drug Delivery to the Breast: Effect of Particle Size and Formulation on Breast Duct and Lymph Node Retention, 441-452. Vol. 17, Iss. 2. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2020. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b00879)
  • Baride, Aravind, May, Stanley, and Berry, Mary. Cross-Relaxation from Er3+(H-2(11/2),S-4(3/2)) and Er3+(H-2(9/2)) in beta-NaYE4:Yb,Er and Implications for Modeling Upconversion Dynamics, 2193-2201. Vol. 124, Iss. 3. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 2020. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b10163)
  • Baride, Aravind, Hawkinson, David, Engebretson, Daniel, and May, Stanley. One- and two-photon electron-transfer induced uncaging of coumarin from cinnamate-capped CdSe quantum dots. Vol. 222. JOURNAL OF LUMINESCENCE, 2020. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2020.117112)
  • Varapragasam, Shelton J. P., Mia, Shahzahan, Wieting, Carly, Balasanthiran, Choumini, Hossan, Md Y., Baride, Aravind, Rioux, Robert M., and Hoefelmeyer, James. Ag-TiO2 Hybrid Nanocrystal Photocatalyst: Hydrogen Evolution under UV Irradiation but Not under Visible-Light Irradiation, 8274-8282. Vol. 2, Iss. 11. ACS APPLIED ENERGY MATERIALS, 2019. (DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b01730)
  • Islam, Md S., Reineke, Joshua, Kaushik, Radhey, Woyengo, Tofuko, Baride, Aravind, Alqahtani, Mohammed S., and Perumal, Omathanu. Bioadhesive Food Protein Nanoparticles as Pediatric Oral Drug Delivery System, 18062-18073. Vol. 11, Iss. 20. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 2019. (DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b00152)
  • Rahman, Md T., Kabir, Md F., Gurung, Ashim, Reza, Khan M., Pathak, Rajesh, Ghimire, Nabin, Baride, Aravind, Wang, Zhenqiang, Kurnar, Mahesh, and Qiao, Qiquan. Graphene Oxide-Silver Nanowire Nanocomposites for Enhanced Sensing of Hg2+, 4842-4851. Vol. 2, Iss. 8. ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, 2019. (DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b00789)
  • Baride, Aravind, Sigdel, Ganesh, Cross, William M., Kellar, Jon J., and May, Stanley. Near Infrared-to-Near Infrared Upconversion Nanocrystals for Latent Fingerprint Development, 4518-4527. Vol. 2, Iss. 7. ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, 2019. (DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b00890)
  • May, Stanley, Baride, Aravind, Hossan, Md Y., and Berry, Mary. Measuring the internal quantum yield of upconversion luminescence for ytterbium-sensitized upconversion phosphors using the ytterbium(III) emission as an internal standard, 17212-17226. Vol. 10, Iss. 36. NANOSCALE, 2018. (DOI: 10.1039/c8nr03538e)
  • Meruga, Jeevan M., Cross, William M., Petersen, Jacob B., May, Stanley, Baride, Aravind, Cessac, Khadijah, and Kellar, Jon J.. Stable Inks Containing Upconverting Nanoparticles Based on an Oil in-Water Nanoemulsion, 1535-1541. Vol. 34, Iss. 4. LANGMUIR, 2018. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03415)
  • Petersen, Jacob, Meruga, Jeevan, Baride, Aravind, Bogart, Chandler, Cross, William, May, Stanley, and Kellar, Jon. Visible-to-Infrared Converting CaCuSi4O10 Security Ink, 73-76. Vol. 2017, Iss. 1. NIP & Digital Fabrication Conference, 2017.
  • Baride, Aravind. Upconverting Nanoparticles for Security Applications. In Upconverting Nanomaterials: Perspectives, Synthesis, and Applications, edited by Claudia Altavilla. CRC Press, 2016.
  • Meng, Xianghua, Baride, Aravind, and Jiang, Chaoyang. Ligand Controlled Morphology Evolution of Active Intermediates for the Syntheses of Gold Nanostars, 6674-6681. Vol. 32, Iss. 26. Langmuir, 2016. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b01592)
  • Baride, Aravind, Meruga, J. M., Douma, C., Langerman, D., Crawford, G., Kellar, J. J., Cross, W. M., and May, Stanley. A NIR-to-NIR upconversion luminescence system for security printing applications, 101338-101346. Vol. 5, Iss. 123. RSC ADVANCES, 2015. (DOI: 10.1039/c5ra20785a)
  • Meruga, Jeevan M., Fountain, Carly, Kellar, Jon, Crawford, Grant, Baride, Aravind, May, Stanley, Cross, William, and Hoover, Randy. Multi-layered covert QR codes for increased capacity and security, 17-27. Vol. 37, Iss. 1. International Journal of Computers and Applications, 2015. (DOI: 10.1080/1206212X.2015.1061254)
  • Petersen, Jacob, Meruga, Jeevan, Baride, Aravind, May, Stanley, Cross, William, and Kellar, Jon. Upconverting Nanoparticle Security Inks Based on Hansen Solubility Parameters, 383-385. Vol. 2015, Iss. 1. NIP & Digital Fabrication Conference, 2015.
  • Meruga, Jeevan M., Baride, Aravind, Cross, William, Kellar, Jon J., and May, Stanley. Red-green-blue printing using luminescence-upconversion inks, 2221-2227. Vol. 2, Iss. 12. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, 2014. (DOI: 10.1039/c3tc32233e)
  • Baride, Aravind, Engebretson, Daniel, Berry, Mary, and May, Stanley. Quenching of coumarin emission by CdSe and CdSe/ZnS quantum dots: Implications for fluorescence reporting, 99-105. Vol. 141. JOURNAL OF LUMINESCENCE, 2013. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2013.03.027)


  • Baride, Aravind, Chowdhury, Amit, May, Stanley, Cross, William, Kellar, Jon J., DeVaux, Linda. Upconversion nanoparticles for latent fingerprint development and DNA extraction. Presented at the ACS Spring 2021, Virtual. (April 8, 2021)
  • Cross, William, Rasmussen, Sierra, Kovarik, Dennis, Ramseyer, Ben, Baride, Aravind, May, Stanley, Kellar, Jon, DeVeaus, Linda. Fingerprint Identification System using NIR-To-NIR Upconverting Nanoparticles. Presented at the PITTCON 2021, Virtual. (March 11, 2021)
  • Haghizadeh, Anahita, Baride, Aravind, May, Stanley, Smith, Steve. Imaging Single Particle Enhanced Upconversion Luminescence from NaYF4:Yb3+,Tm3+ Nanoparticles on Plasmonic Substrates. Presented at the 2020 MRS Virtual Spring/Fall Meeting, Virtual. (December 2020)
  • May, Stanley, Baride, Aravind. Reader systems for security and forensic applications using NIR-to- NIR upconversion nanocrystals. Presented at the Digital Document Security. (May 2019)
  • Baride, Aravind. Latent fingerprint development and imaging with NIR(980nm)-to-NIR(800nm) upconversion nanocrystals. Presented at the ACS Spring 2019. (April 2019)
  • May, Stanley, Baride, Aravind. Upconversion luminescence enhancement using patterned reflective surfaces with applications in security printing. Presented at the ACS Spring 2019. (April 2019)
  • Baride, Aravind. Doped-NaYF4 System for Fingerprint Identification. Presented at the Pittcon 2019. (March 2019)
  • Baride, Aravind. Near-infrared (NIR)-to-NIR upconversion nanocrystals for security-printing and forensic applications. Presented at the 34th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, Germany. (September 2018)
  • Baride, Aravind. Acquisition of upconversion luminescence images exciting with LEDs: A paradigm shift in upconversion imaging. Presented at the ACS Spring 2018. (March 2018)
  • May, Stanley, Baride, Aravind. Beyond the near-field: Enhancing the efficiency of upconversion-luminescence nanomaterials using the diffractive and reflective properties of structured metal surfaces. Presented at the ACS Spring 2018. (March 2018)
  • Baride, Aravind. Scale-Up of the Synthesis of Upconversion Nanoparticles. Presented at the MRS Spring 2017. (April 2017)