Brockhouse Associate Scientist
Narayan Appathurai obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Banaras Hindu University in India. He did his postdoctoral research at Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics and at Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University. Before joining the Brockhouse group at the CLS, he worked as a Staff Scientist for several years at the Synchrotron Radiation Center (SRC) in Madison and at the Advanced Photon Source (APS). Narayan has extensive experience in instrumentation and he was involved in the design and fabrication of end stations such as COLTRIMS, ARPES, and TOF electron spectrometer. His current research focuses on using different synchrotron techniques to characterize materials such as biominerals and semiconductor nanomaterials.