AlketI am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Neural Circuit Formation Group working on discovering novel technology for long-term recording and stimulation in the brain. The objective is to develop high-density microelectrode arrays, wireless stimulation and utilize nanofabrication potential to study neural activities.

I received my Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Boston University in 2014 under the mentorship of Prof. Shyam Erramilli working on developing photothermal systems for materials characterization and  biochemical detection. As  a member of Infrared Spectroscopy Group at Photonics center, I worked on developing a label-free unltrasensitive spectromicroscopy method for biochemical detection. It is based on the mid-infrared photothermal response induced by tunable high power lasers such as Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs).

I graduated from Boston University in 2006 with dual degree in Physics and Mathematics. After that I worked for almost a year at First Marblehead Corporation as a loan officer and then for over two years at EIC Labs as a Staff Scientist. At EIC labs I worked on the Advanced Materials devision where we developed new high band gap semiconductors for THz emissions and detectors and gamma-radiation detectors.

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