Farnaz Niroui is an Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She joined MIT and RLE in the fall of 2018. Her research explores the limits of the nanoscale, to study the physical phenomena uniquely emerging at dimensions in the few nanometer regime or smaller, and accordingly engineer new paradigms of active devices. In achieving this objective, her work integrates device engineering with materials science and chemistry, to develop hybrid nanofabrication techniques to enable precise yet scalable processing of nanoscale architectures capable of uniquely controlling light-matter interactions, electronic transport, and exciton dynamics. By understanding surfaces, interfaces and the mechanics of emerging materials, her work further adds dynamic tunability to such nanoscale systems.
Prior to joining MIT, Farnaz Niroui was a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. and S.M. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT and her bachelor’s degree in nanotechnology engineering from University of Waterloo.