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  Principle Investigator

Robert Westervelt
Mallinckrodt Professor of Applied Physics and Physics

westervelt[at]seas.harvard.edu
Pierce Hall 234
617-495-3296
Robert Westervelt received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1977. Following a postdoctoral appointment at Berkeley, he moved to Harvard, where he is currently the Mallinckrodt Professor of Applied Physics & Physics. Westervelt serves at the Director of the Center of Nanoscale Systems at Harvard, and Director of the NSF Science & Technology Center for Integrated Quantum Materials.



  Managing Director of CIQM

Naomi Brave
Managing Director of the Science & Technology Center for Integrated Quantum Materials

brave[at]seas.harvard.edu
Pierce Hall 228
617-495-1027



  Postdoctoral Researchers

Sagar Bhandari
Postdoctoral Researcher

sbhandar[at]fas.harvard.edu
McKay Hall 207

Curriculum Vitae
Sagar is a post-doctoral fellow working on studying local electronic properties in nano structures in graphene, superconductors and 2D semiconductors such as MoS2, WSe2 with high spatial resolution using a cooled scanning probe microscope. Sagar got his PhD in Applied Physics in "Imaging Electron Flow in Graphene" from Harvard University in 2015. He received his B.S. in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Trinity College in 2009. His research interests include using different scanning probe techniques such as scanning capacitance microscopy, scanning gate microscopy to image electronic transport in van der Waals materials. He has worked with several undergraduates to make high mobility graphene devices by using the nanofabrication facilities at CNS. He is also interested in electronic transport characterization of new 2D materials. Outside of research, he enjoys anything outdoors such as running, hiking and skiing.



  Graduate Student

Mary Keenan
Graduate Student

mkeenan[at]g.harvard.edu
McKay Hall 207
Mary received her bachelor's degree in physics from Wellesley College in 2017. Currently, she is a graduate student in Applied Physics at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science. As a member of the Westervelt lab, Mary is learning to use cooled scanning gate microscopy as a means of gaining insight into the nuances of electron flow and electronic transport properties in van der Waals materials such as graphene. In her spare time she enjoys running, reading, and dog-walking.



  Undergraduate Students

Alex Kelser
Undergraduate Student

akelser[at]college.harvard.edu
McKay Hall 207
Alex is a junior at Harvard College studying physics and mathematics. As a member of the Westervelt lab, he has been working to image electron flow in graphene. He is particularly interested in electron hydrodynamics, and is looking to observe signatures of hydrodynamic flow using scanning gate microscopy. Outside of the lab, he enjoys playing the French horn and writing in the third person.



  Past Members

Sagar Bhandari 2015 Postdoc, Harvard University
Estelle Kaflon-Cohen 2015 Postdoc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Weili Wang 2014 Postdoc, Wyss Institute, Harvard University
Halvar Trodahl 2011 Mckinsey & Company
Alex Nemiroski 2011 Associate Director, Nanofabrication, Illumina
Keith Brown 2011 Asst Professor, Boston University
Erin Boyd 2010 Congressional Staff, Senator Al Franken
Jesse Berezovsky 2010 Asst Professor, Case Western University
David Issadore 2009 Asst Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Tom Hunt 2007 Google
Kathy Aidala 2006 Assoc Professor, Mt Holyoke College
Parisa Fallahi 2006 Postdoc, ETH Zurich
Ania Bleszynski 2006 Asst Professor, UC Santa Barbara
Andy Vidan 2006 Assoc Technology Officer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Hak-Ho Lee 2005 Asst Professor, Harvard Medical School
Ian Chan 2003 Stanford Research Systems
Brian LeRoy 2003 Assoc Professor, University of Arizona
Chungsok Lee 2003 College Consulting
Mark Topinka 2002 Founder, SunPrint
Lester Chen 2001 Amazon.com Inc.
David Duncan 2000 Senior Partner, Insight Consulting
Marjia Drndic 2000 Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Carol Livermore 1998 Assoc Professor, Northeastern University
Rex Beck 1998 Minister, Cleveland Heights OH
Mark A. Erikssonf 1997 Professor, University of Wisconsin
Aram. S. Adourian 1996 Chief Scientific Officer & Senior VP, BG Medicine
Catherine L. Hirshfeld Crouch 1996 Assoc Professor, Swarthmore College
Junmin Hu 1996 Barclay’s Global Investors
Jordan A. Katine 1996 Hitachi Global Storage Technology
H. Scott Yang 1995 Cardiology, Kaiser Permanente
Michael Berry 1994 Assoc Professor, Princeton University
Frederick Waugh 1994 MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Douglas Mar 1994 Liquidia Technologies
John Baskey 1994 Strategic Decisions Group
Alex J. Rimberg 1992 Professor, Dartmouth College
Raj Seshadri 1992 Managing Director, BlackRock Inc.
Andrew M. Kahn 1991 Asst. Professor, School of Medicine, UC San Diego
Peter F. Hopkins 1990 Seagate Technology
Charles M. Marcus 1990 Professor, Niels Bohr Institute, Univ. Copenhagen
Kenneth L. Babcock 1989 CEO, Affinity Biosensors
Elizabeth G. Gwinn 1987 Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Michael Burns 1987 Senior Research Associate, Boston College
Stephen W. Teitsworth 1986 Assoc. Professor, Duke University
Alex C. Sacharoff 1985 Vice President, Summit Technologies


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