Rafael Jaramillo

Rafael
Jaramillo
Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Ph.D., Physics, The University of Chicago, 2008
M.Eng., Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, 2003
B.S., Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, 2002
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Phone: 

617-324-6871

CV: 

Disciplines: 

  • Electronic Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Phase Transformations
  • Semiconductors
  • Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films
  • Transport Phenomena

Research: 

My research sits in the big, fun space between materials science, solid state physics, and renewable energy technologies. My current interests can be characterized as defect engineering of chalcogenide and oxy-chalcogenide semiconductors. We have a brand-new lab and some exciting equipment, please take a look at the slideshows. Ongoing and proposed topics of research include:

  1. Control of metastable electrical properties of chalcogenide semiconductors for optical neuromorphic computing
  2. Discovery of new complex chalcogenide (eg. II-IV-VI) materials for energy and information technologies
  3. Technique development for characterization of semiconductor interfaces and dielectric films, with focus on degradation mechanisms in photovoltaic devices
  4. Layered chalcogenide and oxy-chalcogenide materials for integrated 2D electronics
Six current DMSE faculty members have been elected to the National Academy for Engineering.