Dr. Gokul Gopalakrishnan

Contact Info

608.342.7339
280 Sesquicentennial Hall
1000 Southwest Rd
Platteville, WI 53818

Department Info

Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
0280 Sesquicentennial Hall

Biography

About

Dr. Gopalakrishnan earned his PhD in Physics from Ohio State University, and Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Dr. Gopalakrishnan's doctoral work was in experimental condensed matter physics, probing the interactions between electrons and phonons in quantum-confined systems at low temperatures and high magnetic fields. He had a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University studying electronic phase transition in the thin film oxides. Prior to joining UW-Platteville he worked as a research associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he developed experimental techniques to fabricate suspended silicon nanostructures and investigate their properties. His current research is based on fabrication of semiconductor nanostructures for multiple purposes ranging from fundamental investigations of materials properties in the in the nanoscale to applications such as MEMS and microfluidic devices.