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Supratik Guha

Division Director, Nanoscience & Technology (NST)/Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME)

Biography

Supratik Guha is the director of the Nanoscience and Technology division and the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory, and a Professor at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at The University of Chicago. He is also the Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director at Argonne.

Dr. Guha came to The University of Chicago and Argonne in 2015 after spending twenty years at IBM Research where he last served as the Director of Physical Sciences. At IBM, Dr. Guha pioneered the materials research that led to IBM’s high dielectric constant metal gate transistor, one of the most significant developments in silicon microelectronics technology. He was also responsible for initiating or significantly expanding IBM’s R&D programs in silicon photonics, quantum computing, sensor based cyberphysical systems and photovoltaics.

Dr. Guha is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Materials Research Society, American Physical Society, a 2018 Department of Defense Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow, and the recipient of the 2015 Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics. He received his Ph.D. in materials science in 1991 from the University of Southern California, and a B.Tech in 1985 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. At the University of Chicago and Argonne, his interests are focused on discovery science in the area of nano-scale materials and epitaxy for energy, sensing and future information processing.