Maya Narayanan Nair, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Nanoscience Initiative

After completing Master’s degree in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology from The University of Hull, UK, Dr. Maya Narayanan Nair pursued her Ph.D thesis under the supervision of Dr. Laurent Simon at the Institute of Material Science in Mulhouse, France, working on the subject of the functionalization of epitaxial graphene by metal intercalation and molecules using LT-STM and ARPES. Subsequently, she joined in high resolution photoemission spectroscopy group of Dr. Amina Taleb and Dr. Antonio Tejeda at Synchrotron SOLEIL, France for pursuing her postdoctoral research, where she focused on different ways to open a bandgap in graphene. After completing four years at SOLEIL, last year, with Department of Science and Technology National Fellowship from India, she joined in the lab of Prof. D.D. Sarma at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, where she aimed to study the modification of electronic properties of MoS2 by chemical doping using spectroscopic methods. Then in early this year, with Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Research Fellowship, she joined in the group of Prof. Lino Pereira at KU Leuven, Belgium. Presently, she works on the dilute magnetism in graphene and other 2D materials induced by substitutional and intercalated dopants using low energy ion implantation.