Principal Investigator

Deep Jariwala
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
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Phone: 847-708-4755 (M)/ 215-746-4380 (O)

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Bio and Research
Deep grew up in Mumbai, India and received his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in 2010 and went on to pursue his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Deep made contributions to the study of charge transport and electronic applications of two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors and pioneering the study of gate-tunable, mixed-dimensional, van der Waals heterostructures at Northwestern. After finishing his Ph.D. in August 2015, Deep joined Caltech as a Resnick Prize Postdoctoral Fellow with the goal of investigating strategies for enhancing light-matter interactions in 2D systems for efficient, ultra-thin, opto-electronic devices. Deep’s research lies at the intersection of solid-state opto-electronics and emerging low-dimensional materials. Specifically, he combines new techniques to assemble, grow and integrate nanostructured materials, including molecular materials with state-of-the-art nano-fabrication methods to create novel electronic and photonic devices. He uses spatially and spectrally resolved current and photon spectroscopy as well as scanning probe techniques to understand charge and energy transport mechanisms across atomically-abrupt and hybrid interfaces which lie at the core of modern semiconductor opto-electronics.

Major Awards and Honors:

  • Frontiers of Materials Award, TMS (2021)
  • Frontiers of Engineering National Academy of Engineering Invitee (2019)
  • Army Research Office Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award (2019)
  • Nanomaterials Young Investigator Award (2018)
  • ACS Nano Letters Early Career Editorial Advisory Board
  • Forbes, 30 Under 30 in Science (2018)
  • Elected to Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society as Full Member
  • American Vacuum Society (AVS) Nanometer Scale Science and Technology Division Early Career Award
  • Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Materials Physics, American Physical Society
  • Young Scientist Award, 43rd Conference on Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces
  • American Vacuum Society (AVS) Named Hilliard Speaker, John E. Hilliard Symposium
  • Resnick Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship, California Institute of Technology
  • Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Silver Award 
  • IEEE Dielectric & Electrical Insulation Society Graduate Fellowship
  • Russell and Sigurd Varian Award, American Vacuum Society
  • Johannes E. and Julia R. Weertman Doctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University
  • AVS Nanometer Scale Science and Technology Division Student Award
  • ASM Chicago Regional Chapter Graduate Award
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, International Institute of Nanotechnology
  • SPIE Optics & Photonics Education Scholarship
  • Extraordinary Student Achievement (Research) Award, IIT-BHU