Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Aug. 2016
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Apr. 2012
Bachelor of Engineering
Manipal University, Manipal, India Jun. 2010
Biography: Dr. Reddivari received her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2016. Her doctoral research focused on studying performance losses in current battery technologies to guide the development of novel energy storage materials that will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels in the future. Specifically, she developed computer models that can simulate the complex reaction chemistry of manganese-containing lithium-ion batteries.
Dr. Reddivari enjoys working on experiential learning projects and engaging with students outside of the classroom. Her passion led to the startup and running of the STEM Lab on the Clarkston campus. She currently advises the Clarkston Women in STEM student organization that meets every Friday at 11 AM in CC1180. In the past, she worked with female engineering students in Liberia, helping them establish the first student affiliate of the Society of Women Engineers in the continent of Africa (Blog). She was instrumental in implementing a leadership camp for female engineering students from the University of Liberia and the University of Michigan.
Dr. Reddivari is currently working on a College to Career project to develop Portfolium based modules that will guide engineering students to recognize marketable skills that are developed through their course work. Further, students will be able to identify gaps in essential workplace skill sets and work towards bridging those gaps.
- Recognitions and Awards
Faculty Advisor Of The Year, Perimeter College Georgia State University, 2019
Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, Perimeter College, Georgia State University, 2018
Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors, University of Michigan, 2016
Rackham Graduate School Outstanding Instructor Award, University of Michigan, 2016
Distinguished Leadership Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2016
Martin Luther King Spirit Award, University of Michigan, 2014
Reddivari, S., Lastoskie, C., Wu, R., & Zhang, J. (2017). Chemical composition and formation mechanisms in the cathode-electrolyte interface layer of lithium manganese oxide batteries from reactive force field (ReaxFF) based molecular dynamics. Frontiers in Energy, 11(3), 365–373. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11708-017-0500-8
Reddivari S., Rimer S., Dreyer E., and Cotel A., Towards a global virtual community of female engineering students and professionals: I. Impacts of grassroots international partnerships of student organizations on U.S. engineering undergraduate cultural competency, ASEE Annual Conference, New Orleans LA, 2016.
Rimer S., Reddivari S., Dreyer E., and Cotel A., Towards a global virtual community of female engineering students and professionals: II. Impacts of leadership camp on Liberian undergraduate women studying engineering, ASEE Annual Conference, New Orleans LA, 2016.
Reddivari, S., Rimer, S. (2014, Oct. 23). Mentoring International Student SWE Collegiate Groups. Presented at Society of Women Engineers Annual meeting 2014, Los Angeles CA.
Alfaro, J.F., Rimer, S., Reddivari, S., Kuruvilla, S.,Jones, B., Jones, M., . . . and Stadler, L., (2012). Summer Start – Course for First and Second Year College Students. USAID-funded Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development (EHELD) project,
Open.Michigan: http://open. umich.edu/education/engin/eheld/summer-start/.