Dr. Pavel Shapturenka is an NRC/NASEM Postdoctoral Fellow in the Polymers & Complex Fluids group, with a general interest in developing and extending the frontier of useful electronic and photonic surfaces via solution-processable and area-scalable materials and methods. He is currently developing methods and metrology for aligning sorted and highly purified carbon nanotube populations to a high degree of nematic order and spectroscopically characterizing resulting assemblies to evaluate viability for electronic and plasmonic metasurfaces as well as single-photon sources for supplying quantum photonic circuitry.
His dissertation work explored the integration of colloidal nanopatterning with standard nanofabrication techniques to enable bio-inspired photonic, optoelectronic, and surface wetting functionality in silicon and III-V semiconductor platforms.
2021 CSP Technologies Teacher-Scholar Fellowship
2018 Szilagyi Energy Breakthrough Fellowship, UCSB Institute of Energy Efficiency
2016/2017 NSF GRFP Honorable Mention