2015-16 Graduate Fellows

Pasqual Rivera

I am a condensed matter physicist studying the coupled optical and electronic properties of 2D materials. I specialize in micro- and nano-scale fabrication and characterization of 2D semiconductor heterostructures, where the atomically sharp heterojunction results in novel optoelectronic response.

Advisor: Xiaodong Xu

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