Faculty Spotlight: Avik Ghosh

Avik Ghosh is an Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics professor at the University of Virginia, as well as the director of the new UVA site for the MIST Center. He has over 100 refereed papers and book chapters and a book published from World Scientific in the areas of computational nano-electronics and low power devices, including 2D materials, molecular electronics, subthermal switching, nanomagnetic materials and devices, photodetector modeling, neuromorphic computing and nanoscale heat flow. Ghosh earned his doctorate in physics from the Ohio State University and did his postdoctoral fellowship in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University. Avik is a fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP), senior member of IEEE and has received the IBM Faculty Award, the NSF CAREER Award, a best paper award from the Army Research Office, the Charles Brown New Faculty Teaching Award and UVA’s All University Teaching Award. His group’s research on observing negative index behavior in graphene was voted by Physics World as one of the top-10 breakthroughs of 2016.

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