VPD Group

Akshay Murthy

Akshay Murthy

Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern University
Room: 1141, Cook Hall
2220 Campus Drive
Evanston Il, 60208-3113

Phone: 847-491-7798
email: akshay.murthy@u.northwestern.edu

Educational Background

2015 - Present Northwestern University, Doctoral Student, Materials Science and Engineering
2012 - 2015 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. Materials Science and Engineering

Research Objectives

I aim to study two-dimensional, atomically thin chalcogenide layered structures. Because these materials are placed under spatial confinement, they tend to exhibit novel, yet tunable properties. I am particularly interested in characterizing heterostructures and/or defect sites within these materials via advanced microscopy techniques. This work will be done in an effort to pave the way for these materials to be used in next-generation electronic devices.