Faculty

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Harry A. Atwater, Jr.

Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science; Director, Resnick Sustainability Institute

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982; M.S., 1983; Ph.D., 1987. Assistant Professor of Applied Physics, Caltech, 1988-94; Associate Professor, 1994-99; Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science, 1999-13; Howard Hughes Professor, 2002-. Director, 2009-.

Tel: 626-395-2197

246 Watson Laboratory MC 128-95 Pasadena, CA 91125

Assistant

Jennifer Blankenship, WAT 256, 626-395-5916

Tiffany Kimoto, WAT 256, 626-395-3330

Research Group


Research Overview

Professor Atwater's research focuses on electronic and photonic materials and devices, photovoltaics, and materials for micromechanical devices.

List of Research Areas

electronic and photonic materials and devices, photovoltaics, materials for micromechanical devices

Research Centers

The Resnick Institute, The Kavli Nanoscience Institute, Materials on the Brink: Unprecedented Transforming Materials, Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion

Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science