Mihir Pendharkar

Postdoctoral Researcher
3221F Engineering Sciences Building


  • B.E., Instrumentation Engineering, VIT Pune, India, 2011
  • M.S., Electronics and Photonics, ECE, UC Santa Barbara, 2013
  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara, 2019


Mihir Pendharkar is a postdoctoral researcher in the group. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering at UCSB in 2019 on "Molecular Beam Epitaxy of Low Dimensional Electron Systems for Topological Quantum Computation". 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 worked on MBE growth of low dimensional narrow band gap III-V semiconductors (quantum wires and wells of InAs, InSb and InAsSb). His current work emphasizes on growth of superconductor-semiconductor heterostructures for topological quantum computing.

Mihir has received UCSB’s University Award of Distinction (2018), Ovshinsky Student Award from the American Physical Society’s Division of Materials Physics (2018) and Young Scientist Award from the Conference on Physics & Chemistry of Surfaces & Interfaces (2018), among other awards.


- Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) growth of III-V semiconductor-superconductor heterostructures

- Scanning tunneling microscopy

- Topological quantum computing


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