Chapter Chairs

Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Deep Jariwala

University of Pennsylvania
E-mail:  deep_jariwala @

DEEP JARIWALA is an Associate Professor and the Peter & Susanne Armstrong Distinguished Scholar in Electrical and Systems Engineering as well as Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). He has been an AVS member for over a decade and is currently serving as the chair of the AVS Mid-Atlantic Chapter in addition to being a Vice-Chair/Chair elect of the Nanoscale Science and Technology Division (NSTD).

His research interests broadly lie at the intersection of new materials, surface science and solid-state devices for computing, sensing, opto-electronics and energy harvesting applications. Deep completed his undergraduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in 2010. Deep went on to pursue his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University graduating in 2015. At Northwestern, Deep made contributions to the study of charge transport and electronic applications of two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors and their devices for which he was awarded the Johannes and Julia Weertman Doctoral Fellowship and the Hilliard Award of the department. Deep then moved to Caltech as a Resnick Prize Postdoctoral Fellow from 2015-2017 working on nanophotonic devices and ultrathin solar cells, before joining Penn in 2018 to launch his independent career. Deep’s research has earned him awards of multiple professional societies including the Peter Mark Memorial Award, Paul H. Holloway Award, the Russell and Sigurd Varian Award, the NSTD Early Career Award all from the AVS, The Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award of the American Physical Society, the Army Research Office and Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Awards, TMS Frontiers in Materials Award, Intel Rising Star Award, IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award, IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award, IUPAP Early Career Scientist Prize in Semiconductors, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship as well as the Bell Labs Prize. 

He has published over 140 journal papers with more than 19000 citations and 10 patents. At Penn he leads a research group comprising more than ten graduate and postdoctoral researchers supported by a variety of government agencies (NSF, DARPA, ARO, AFOSR, ONR), industries and private foundations. 

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