Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Materials Science

Faculty

Harry A. Atwater, Jr.

Harry A. Atwater, Jr.

Otis Booth Leadership Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science; Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science; Director, Liquid Sunlight Alliance

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982; M.S., 1983; Ph.D., 1987. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 1988-94; Associate Professor, 1994-99; Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science, 1999-2002; Howard Hughes Professor, 2002-. Director of Resnick Sustainability Institute, 2009-15; Director of Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, 2014-21; Booth Leadership Chair, 2021-; Director, Liquid Sunlight Alliance, 2021-.


Assistant(s)

EAS Chair Matters
Maria Cervantes
Gates Thomas Laboratory
(626) 395-4108
maria.cervantes@caltech.edu

LiSA Matters
Tiffani Walker
Jorgensen Laboratory
(626) 395-1572
tiffaniw@caltech.edu

Research Group Matters
Thomasine Murphy
Watson Laboratory
(626) 395-3330
tvmurphy@caltech.edu

Research Group Website

Research Overview

Professor Atwater's research focuses on quantum and nanophotonics, metamaterials and metasurfaces, artificial photosynthesis, two-dimensional materials, nano- and micro-structured photovoltaics, space solar power and plasmonics.

List of Research Areas

quantum and nanophotonics, metamaterials and metasurfaces, artificial photosynthesis, two-dimensional materials, nano- and micro-structured photovoltaics, space solar power and plasmonics

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