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Principal Investigator

Dr. Arunima K. Singh

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
Graduate Faculty, SEMTE, Materials Science and Engineering

Contact Information:
Office: PSF 340, Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA-85287
Phone: 480-965-6073  

 Favorite things to do in Arizona: Gardening

Arunima K. Singh joined the Department of Physics at Arizona State University as an assistant professor in August 2018. Prior to joining the ASU faculty, she was a postdoctoral associate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in the Materials Project team, from 2017-2018 and at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in the Materials Genome team, from 2014-2016. She received her doctorate in 2014 from Cornell University and her bachelors in 2009 from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. 




Dr. Tathagata Biswas

Tathagata is a Postdoctoral scholar in Department of Physics. He completed his Ph.D in the field of Computational Physics from Indian Institute of Science. His current research involves development and application of first-principles computational tools to expedite discovery and design of novel materials.


Tara Boland

Tara is a 4th year Ph.D. student in materials science and engineering. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a B.S. in physics with an emphasis on materials science & computational physics. As an undergraduate research assistant, her research focused on simulating thin-film type 2 superconductors as well as nano-wire growth on Si surfaces.  


Adway Gupta

Adway is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Physics. He finished his M.Sc. in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and his B.Sc. from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. His previous work was in computational condensed matter, quantum synchronization and open quantum systems. Other than Physics he loves trivia and reading.


Cody Milne

Cody Milne is a first year PhD student at Arizona State University. He graduated from Idaho State with a BS in Physics, minor in math, where he also spent time working toward a MS before coming to Arizona State. His past research experience includes detector design and other work in experimental neutrino physics. Now he is eager to start doing research in solid state physics. He is specifically interested in the quantum behavior of solids at extreme conditions.

Rachel Gorelik

Rachel is a current Ph.D. student and NSF GRFP fellow in the Materials Science and Engineering program at ASU. In Spring 2021 she joined the labs of Professor Crozier and Professor Singh. Her current research interests are in developing predictive models for the electrochemical stability of metastable materials, as well as studying defect configurations in doped ceria for catalysis applications. She received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Arizona, where she graduated summa cum laude. In her free time, Rachel enjoys writing, travel, designing custom LEGO sets, and playing tennis.










Group Photos 2019




Sydney Olson ASU Physics Senior


Gabriel Munro-Ludders Physics Rotation Student


Ashlyn Liard ASU Sophomore


Rohan Sathe SCENE Student


Aryan Mathur SCENE Student


Rujuta Sane SCENE Student


Rishabh Patil  M.Sc. Student


Piyush Doke M.Sc. Student