Rafael Jaramillo

  • Assistant Professor of Materials Science and 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

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

Rafael Jaramillo


Our research sits in the big, fun space between materials science, solid state physics, and opto-electronic technologies. Our current projects fall into three categories:

1. Photoconductivity: Fundamental understanding, control through material processing, and utilization in device technology.

2. Layered and phase-change materials: Developing new materials processing methods and demonstrating new uses for layered chalcogenide materials.

3. Complex chalcognides and highly-polarizable semiconductors: Developing chalcogenide electronic materials in the perovskite and related complex, three-dimensional crystal structures.

For more information please see our group website.

Recent News

DMSE Faculty host summer undergraduate researchers

From simulating the physics of spinning magnetic particles to fabricating new materials for infrared chemical sensing, MIT Materials Research Laboratory summer researchers will challenge themselves to learn new skills and develop new scientific insights. A diverse group of top-performing…  

Broadening materials science outreach

Regional employers are coping with too few qualified candidates for materials science-related jobs, MIT Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering …  

Jaramillo MITEI Profile

Professor Rafael Jaramillo was profiled in an MIT News article about new faculty who bring a wide array of energy interests and developments to the Institute. “I try to find where the connections are between the scope of…  

New faculty

Please welcome our newest faculty members: Juejun (JJ) Hu joined the faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in January 2015 as an assistant professor and as the Merton C. Flemings Career Development Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.…