Physicist, Postdoctoral Fellow at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
I am currently a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellow at LMU Munich in the Nanophotonics Group of Prof. Alexander Högele studying transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) excitons and polaritons. I have received a Distinguished Postdoc Fellowship from the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) in 2021 and a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship from the European Commission in 2022. We use cleanroom nanofabrication to make van der Waals heterostructures and then study them by optical spectroscopy at cryogenic temperatures.
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MCQST Distinguished Postdoc Fellow
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I am Farsane Tabataba-Vakili, a MSCA postdoctoral fellow at LMU Munich in the Nanophotonics group of Prof. Alexander Högele. My current research interests focus on light-matter interaction in two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). at low temperature I study interlayer excitons, as well as exciton-polaritons and exciton-plasmon-polaritons in TMDs coupled to microcavities and plasmonic lattices.
I am from Berlin where I received my B.Sc. (2013) and M.Sc. (2016) degrees in physics at Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin). During my M.Sc., I spent one and a half years at PARC, a Xerox Company in Palo Alto, CA as an intern and working on my master’s thesis, investigating electron-beam pumped ultraviolet-C (UV-C) emitters and UV-A laser diodes. From 2016 to 2020, I was a PhD candidate at the Centre de Nanosciences et Nanotechnologies (C2N) in Palaiseau and at CEA-IRIG in Grenoble under the supervison of Dr. Philippe Boucaud and Dr. Bruno Gayral where I worked on UV-A and visible microlaser photonic circuits in the III-nitride on silicon platform. I obtained my PhD in physics from Université Paris-Saclay in September 2020.
I have received several prizes during my M.Sc. and PhD, including the 2018 Bourse L’Oréal-UNESCO for women in science and the 2017 Physik-Studienpreis from the Berlin Physics Society.
In my free time, I am passionate about scuba diving, traveling, and acrylic painting.