Mihir Pendharkar

Mihir Pendharkar

Graduate Student Researcher
3221F Engineering Sciences Building


  • B.E., Instrumentation Engineering, VIT Pune, India, 2011
  • M.S., Electronics and Photonics, ECE, UC Santa Barbara, 2013


Mihir joined UCSB in Fall 2011 and started working with the group, in Spring 2012, on low temperature VIS-IR spectroscopy and transmission spectroscopy of various III-V semiconductors. As part of his PhD, he is now working on MBE growth of narrow band gap III-V semiconductors and ferromagnets for quantum computing and spintronics applications. He is also working on in-situ characterization with low temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy & Atomic/Magnetic Force Microscopy in a superconducting 3-axis vector magnet environment and in-situ Magneto Optic Kerr Effect measurement.


Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) growth of III-V semiconductor heterostructures, low temperature VIS-IR spectroscopy, transmission spectroscopy, Magneto Optic Kerr Effect, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, spintronics and quantum computing


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