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Georges Pavlidis


Assistant Professor
PhD
georges.pavlidis@uconn.edu

Tel: TBD
Fax: (860)486-5088

Short Bio:

Dr. Georges Pavlidis will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2022 as an Assistant Professor. He earned his M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2013 and his M.S., Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2018. His doctoral research was focused on assessing the reliability of new generation wide bandgap transistors using optical and electrical techniques with high spatial and temporal resolution. He also was awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) EAPSI fellowship to investigate the thermal conductivity of GaN in Japan under the supervision of 2014 Nobel Prize winner Hiroshi Amano. Prior to joining the department, Dr. Pavlidis was a National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg. He leveraged Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) methods to investigate transport mechanisms in isotopically enriched two-dimensional (2D) materials using techniques such as photothermal induced resonance (PTIR).

His current research interests include enhancing the thermal transport across interfaces for the next generation of radio frequency (i.e., 6G+) and power (i.e., electric vehicles) electronics. He focuses on developing novel methods for in-situ transient temperature measurements with nanoscale spatial resolution. Dr. Pavlidis also explores new AFM based techniques to characterize the thermal, chemical and structural properties of future fast and energy-efficient non-volatile memory devices for neuromorphic computing allowing performance closer to human cognition. Further research interests include the quantification of degradation mechanisms in high performance systems and the understanding of electrical/mechanical effects on 2-D/nanomaterial thermal properties with outlook to quantum technologies.

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