Alexander Balandin

Alexander Balandin

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR / VICE CHAIR FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

3121J Engineering V

Email: balandin@seas.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 206-8174
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RESEARCH AND INTERESTS
Professor Balandin’s expertise covers a wide range of areas – from material science and solid-state physics to electronics and nanotechnology. His current research interests include 1D and 2D van der Waals quantum materials, charge-density-wave materials and their device applications, electronic noise in materials and devices, Brillouin – Mandelstam – Raman optical spectroscopy, phononics and phonon engineering, advanced materials for electromagnetic interference shielding and thermal management, engineering applications of graphene and related materials, emerging quantum devices and technologies.
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EDUCATION
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame (1996)
  • M.S. in Applied Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1991)
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
  • The Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow (2021)
  • The Brillouin Medal from the International Phononics Society (2019)
  • Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher (2015)
  • Fellow of The Materials Research Society (2014)
  • The MRS Medal from The Materials Research Society (2013)
  • Fellow of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2013)
  • Fellow of The American Physical Society (2012)
  • The Pioneer of Nanotechnology Award from IEEE (2011)
  • Fellow of The International Society for Optical Engineering (2011)
  • Fellow of The Optical Society of America (2011)