Electrical engineering MS/PhD student Abhinandan Borah has been awarded a Masters Student Fellowship from EDS (Electron Device Society). The IEEE EDS fellowship program recognizes and supports master’s–level study and research on electron and ion-based devices. Borah was selected for one of the two fellowships awarded from a worldwide pool of applicants.
Borah came to Columbia to work with Professor James Teherani in 2016. After earning his BTech in electronics and communication engineering from National Institute of Technology Silchar in 2013, he worked at IBM India as an associate systems engineer. In 2014, he joined Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, as a junior research fellow through the Department of Science and Technology, India. At TIFR, he worked on experimental studies of 2D materials for applications in electronics and nanoelectromechanics.
At Columbia, Borah conducts both experimental and theoretical work on 2D semiconductor materials and devices. His current research in the Teherani group focuses on van der Waals heterostructures. These structures of multiple 2D materials stacked atop one another are named for the weak van der Waals out-of- plane bonding exhibited by 2D materials. Made from a wide selection of atomically thin materials, they have demonstrated exciting physics and promising results for electronic and optoelectronic applications.