Materials Science and Engineering
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Areas of Expertise
- Research focuses on understanding and controlling the interactions and transport of single electrons in complex materials.
- Examines how nanometer scale structure and composition can be engineered to create new materials with optimized properties. Potential applications for the materials studied range from next-generation computing devices to high-efficiency solar technology (photovoltaics).
- Is knowledgeable about quantum computing/quantum information processing, spintronics and nanostructured photovoltaics.
- Winner of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the respected organization's most prestigious recognition.
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