Swastik Kar

Associate Professor
Location: 111 DA (Dana Research Center), Boston, MA 02115

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Experimental Nanophysics, Materials Science, Nanoelectronics

Publications

About

Education and Professional Preparation: Presidency College, Calcutta University, India, BS in Physics: 1995 Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, MS in Physics: 1998 Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, PhD in Physics: 2004 Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, Postdoc in Experimental Physics (2003-2004) Rensselaer Polytechnic…

Education and Professional Preparation:

  • Presidency College, Calcutta University, India, BS in Physics: 1995
  • Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, MS in Physics: 1998
  • Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, PhD in Physics: 2004
  • Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, Postdoc in Experimental Physics (2003-2004)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, Postdoc in Nanomaterials Physics (2004-2008)

Appointments:

  • Associate Professor: Department of Physics, Northeastern University, USA (July, 2016 onward)
  • Assistant Professor: Department of Physics, Northeastern University, USA (September, 2010 – June, 2016)
  • Research Assistant Professor: Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA (July, 2008 – August, 2010)
  • Adjunct Faculty: Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA (August-December, 2009)

Associate Professor Kar in the news

Professors’ venture wins MassChallenge award

Ask any academic researcher about their long-term goals and, among them, you’ll likely hear some variation of the phrase “societal impact.” That’s precisely the motivation behind Guardion, a venture developed by two Northeastern faculty members: Swastik Kar, professor of physics, and Yung Joon Jung, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering.

Jung and Kar’s $200K NSF Grant Could Commercialize Low-Cost Radiation Detectors

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Professor Yung Joon Jung, along with co-principal investigator Associate Professor Swastik Kar of the Department of Physics, has been awarded a $200K grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for an interdisciplinary research project that uses nanotechnology to create highly sensitive and marketable detectors of radioactivity and nuclear radiation.

Physics discovery unlocks ingredients of 2-D sandwich

Layering 2-D crystals is a little like building a club sandwich, says Northeastern physicist Swastik Kar. But a new discovery allows researchers to rearrange the ingredients, producing new properties and opening up a world of possibilities for new materials.