• Assistant Professor, Physics And Astronomy


  • PhD, Applied Physics, Caltech


I started as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2014. Prior to that, I was a Nanoelectronics Research Initiative postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University in the Physics Department. I obtained my PhD in Applied Physics in 2009 at Caltech, where I was a Gordon and Betty Moore graduate fellow for four years. My undergraduate degree is in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. My research interests include (i) synthesis/nanofabrication of atomically-thin materials and heterostructures (including graphene, topological insulators and other new 2D materials), (ii) development of novel hybrid measurement tools, (iii) experimental investigation of the rich, complex physics occuring in these systems and (iv) potential applications of atomically-thin materials and heterostructures.