Members

Principal Investigator

Name Research Area(s)
Professor Jagdish Narayan
Novel approaches to thin film epitaxy, semiconductor thin film heterostructures and solid-state devices, and nanostructured materials, ion implantation and defects in semiconductors, rapid thermal and transient thermal processing of semiconductors, laser-solid interactions, doping, diffusion and gettering in semiconductors and supersaturated semiconductor alloys for advanced electronic devices, high temperature superconductors, diamond and diamond-like thin films, atomic scale characterization of defects and interfaces, physical and chemical vapor deposition of thin films, pulsed laser deposition, Laser-MBE, atomic-resolution electron microscopy, electrical and optical properties, modeling of thin film growth and defects and interfaces.

Adjunct Faculty

Name Research Area(s)
Professor John T. Prater
To enable the bottom-up design and fabrication of highly complex multifunctional materials with new and unprecedented properties, e.g. negative index composites with optical cloaking properties or new classes of smart materials that can alter their behavior in response to environmental stimuli. Identification of robust pathways for directed self-assembly of materials, developing new analytical techniques capable of characterizing materials at the nanoscale, and seeking to understand complex behavior that emerges in highly coupled systems, e.g. studying frustration effects in magnetic systems, or better understanding field coupling effects in multiferroics. Surface and interface engineering in support of materials integration. Development of in-situ and ex-situ analytical methods to characterize the nanoscale structure and determine the physical characteristics that will lead to the specific material properties being sought. Investigation of novel methods that will lead to large-scale, large-quantity processing of nanomaterials.

Senior Research Faculty

Dr. Ritesh Sachan
Project:
Office: 3030, Engineering Building I
Professional background:
2013 Ph.D. (Materials Science and Engineering) University of Tennessee
2008 M.S. (Materials Science and Engineering) Korea Institute of Science and Technology
2006 B.Tech (Metallurgical Engineering) Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi
Dr. Punam Pant
Project:
Office: 3030, Engineering Building I
Research Interests: My research interests include semiconductor materials and devices, thin film growth, nanomaterials, laser-solid interactions, strain relaxation, defects and interfaces in heteroepitaxial structures.
Professional background:
2005 M.S (Materials Science and Engineering) North Carolina State University
2010 Ph.D. (Materials Science and Engineering) North Carolina State University
Dr. Sudhakar Nori
Project:
Office: 3030, Engineering Building I
Research Interests: Design, development, and characterization of nanomaterials for multilayered thin films and semiconductor applications. Investigation of structural, optical, electrical transport and magnetic properties of multilayered thin films and complex oxide heterostructures. Structure-property correlations of diverse classes of materials: diluted magnetic semiconductors and other oxide thin films: Ni: MgO, ZnO, and VO2 based-systems, high-Tc superconductors, metallic alloys, perovskite metal oxides, fullerenes. Development of next-generation smart materials for ultrahigh density hard disk drives and read/write memories, ultrafast sensors, and smart window applications.
Dr. Srinivasa Rao Singamaneni
Project:
Office: 3030, Engineering Building I
Research Interests: Thin Film Growth and Material Physics of nanocrystalline simple and complex oxides. Non-metallic magnetism in carbon-based materials. Magneto-electric coupling, the magnetization switching mechanism and E-field control of magnetization in Bi-based multiferroic heterostructures

Graduate Students

Anagh Bhaumik
Email: abhaumi@ncsu.edu       Google Scholar
Project: High-temperature superconductivity and room-temperature ferromagnetism in carbon-based materials. 
Office: 3030, Engineering Building I
Professional background:
2008 B.Tech. (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering) NIT Rourkela, India
2008-12 Design Engineer MECON Ltd., India
2014 M.S. (Materials Science) Missouri State, USA
Siddharth Gupta
Email: sgupta32@ncsu.edu      Google Scholar
Project: Non-equilibrium assisted nanosecond laser processing of carbon-based materials
Office: 3030, Engineering Building I
Professional background:
2015 B.Tech. (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering) IIT Roorkee, India
2016 Research Associate (Materials Science and Engineering; Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Institute) NUS, Singapore
2019 M.S. (Materials Science and Engineering) North Carolina State University
Adele Moatti
Project: Decoupling of Structural and Electrical Transitions in Epitaxial Vanadium Oxide Thin Film Heterostructures
Office: 3030, Engineering Building I
Professional background:
2010 B.S. (Materials Science and Engineering) IUST, Iran
2013 M.S. IUST (Materials Science and Engineering) IUST. Iran
Alexander  Niebroski
Email: awniebro@ncsu.edu
Project: Superhard and wear-resistant coatings in carbon-based materials
Office: 3030, Engineering Building I
Professional background:
2016 B.Sc.Eng. (Materials Science and Engineering) Arizona State University, USA
Daniel Rasic
Email: drasic@ncsu.edu
Project: Electric field induced magnetic switching in epitaxial ferromagnetic/multiferroic thin film interfaces.
Office: 3030, Engineering Building I
Professional background:
2015 B.S. (Physics) North Carolina Central University
2018 M.S. (Materials Science and Engineering) North Carolina State University
Ariful Haque
Email: ahaque@ncsu.edu
Project: Electron field emission from carbon-based materials
Office: 3030, Engineering Building I
Professional background:
2012 B.S. (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
2015 M.S. (Materials Science) Missouri State, USA
Pratik Joshi
Email: pjoshi5@ncsu.edu
Project: Pulsed laser annealing of carbon-based materials
Office: 3030, Engineering Building I
Professional background:
2017 B.Tech. (Metallurgical Engineering) College of Engineering, Pune
2019 M.S. (Nuclear Engineering) North Carolina State University

High School Students

Roger Narayan
Email: narayan.roger@gmail.com
Project: Computer simulation of laser-solid interactions leading to the formation of diamond, Q-carbon and Q-carbon-diamond composites.
Professional Background:
High School: Wake Health Sciences/Enloe
Office: 3030, Engineering Building I

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