Milan Begliarbekov, Ph.D.

  • Technical Cleanroom Manager, Nanofabrication Facility
  • Research Assistant Professor, Nanoscience Initiative

Milan Begliarbekov, Ph.D., was named Technical Cleanroom Manager of the ASRC in April 2014. In this role, he works closely with CUNY and external researchers to develop and implement proper cleanroom fabrication and characterization protocols, and serves as the point of contact for users while they are working in the ASRC NanoFab. Dr. Begliarbekov, who’s academic and research background, is in photonics and quantum transport, worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Lia Krusin’s group at The City College of New York prior to joining the ASRC. In his previous position he was responsible for the micro- and nano-fabrication and testing of photonic and electronic devices based on topological insulators. Dr. Begliarbekov earned a BA in Literature, a BS in Physics, and a Ph. D. in Physics from Stevens Institute of Technology. His doctoral research involved the design, fabrication, and testing of graphene-based devices in Prof. Stefan Strauf’s group.

Research Interests

Milan is the technical cleanroom manager who maintains the daily operations of the NanoFabrication facility. In addition to the fabrication of nanostructured devices, Milan is broadly interested in the conceptual paradigms that inform our understanding of the microstructure of matter. Scientifically he investigates the transport properties of low dimensional electronic materials such as topological insulators and graphene. On the philosophical front, Milan attempts to use the knowledge gained from those experiments to answer the question “What generates our ontological commitment to microscopic entities?”

Job History

  • 2018 – Current: Research Professor, ASRC
  • 2014 – Current: Technical Cleanroom Manager, ASRC
  • 2014 – Current: Adjunct Assistant Professor, John Jay College
  • 2012 – 2014: Postdoctoral Research Associate, The City College of New York
  • 2007 – 2012: Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology
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