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Piranavan Kumaravadivel


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Piranavan Kumaravadivel (aka Piran) received his PhD in Physics from Stony Brook University, New York, USA where he studied quantum electronic transport in ballistic graphene devices. His thesis was particularly focused on quantum transport signatures of relativistic-like fermions in graphene and proximity induced superconductivity in graphene devices near charge neutrality and in the quantum Hall regime.

After his PhD , Piranavan was a postdoctoral associate at Yale University, USA where he extended his work to other topological materials such as topological crystalline insulators, semimetals and superconductors. Later he moved to the University of Manchester and the National Graphene Institute, UK to join Prof Sir Andre Geim and resume work with graphene and other low dimensional material heterostructures. Some of his work include work include micro-magnetometry of 2D magnets, magneto-phonon oscillations in graphene, 1-D helical states in twisted bilayer systems, ballistic Brown-Zak quasi-particles in graphene superlattices and giant intrinsic magnetoresistance in high mobility Dirac plasma in graphene.

Piranavan Kumaravadivel has expertise in condensed matter physics, low temperature magneto-transport measurements and nanofabrication. He joined TNO and the QuTech collaboration in May 2023 and is involved in qubit research and its applications for quantum computation.

In his spare time, Piranavan enjoys travelling, reading, cricket, and a good chat about life, the Universe and everything!