Shaista Babar is a postdoctoral appointee at Argonne National Laboratory, where she works on the atomic layer deposition of metals, oxides, nitrides and sulphides. Main focus is on the fabrication, testing, and understanding materials sciences of micro-channel plates (MCPs).
She received her Ph.D. in Materials Engineering and Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Dec. 2014. She also holds an M.S. degree in Engineering Sciences from the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology and a B.S. in Physics and maths from Peshawar University.
Her PhD focus was on the kinetics of nucleation and growth of thin-film/nano-particles deposited by CVD/PECVD. She has one patent and numerious publications out of her PhD work on the inhibitor-controlled nucleation.