MSE Welcomes Dr. Hari Nair
MSE would like to welcome Dr. Hari Nair to the department. He will be joining Materials Science as an Assistant Research Professor. Most recently, Hari held a research associate position at Cornell University exploring the growth of ruthenate Ruddlesden-Popper thin films using molecular beam epitaxy. This work lead to the first demonstration of superconducting Sr2RuO4 thin films in the United States, a goal that eluded researchers for over 20 years. Hari received his Ph.D. in ECE from The University of Texas at Austin. His doctoral work involved molecular beam epitaxy growth of GaSb-based semiconductor alloys to extend the emission wavelength of type-I diode lasers into the 3-5μm range. Hari received his B.Tech. in Engineering Physics from Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Dr. Nair’s research lies at the confluence of materials science and electrical engineering. His work will focus on understanding and tuning the fundamental properties of novel materials in thin film form by leveraging a combination of epitaxial strain, dimensionality and heterostructures in order to develop the next generation of electronic and optoelectronic devices.