Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Materials Science

Affiliated Faculty

Rana Adhikari

Rana Adhikari

Professor of Physics

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., University of Florida (Gainesville), 1998; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2006-12; Professor, 2012-.

Research Overview

Rana Adhikari's group focuses on new detector technologies for fundamental physics experiments (gravitational waves, dark matter, and near field gravity). These precision measurements require pushing the capabilities in mechanical oscillators, nonlinear optics, acoustic metamaterials, and high efficiency photodetection for quantum measurements.