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Charudatta Phatak

Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Group Leader/Materials Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Functional Nanoscale Heterostructures Research Group at Argonne National Lab

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Materials Science and Engineering

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Ph.D Materials Science Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

M.Tech Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering, IIT-Bombay, India

B.Tech Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering, IIT-Bombay, India


Research Interests

  • Domain behavior and interactions in nanopatterned functional ferromagnets and oxide nanostructures
  • Investigation of anodes for advanced Li-ion batteries
  • Grain boundary investigation in solid electrolytes for fuel cells and Li ion batteries
  • Development of multi-dimensional imaging using TEM and X-ray microscopy
  • Advanced computational methods for data acquisition and analysis in electron microscopy

Significant Recognition

  • Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program Honoree, 2019
  • Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Award, 2014

Significant Professional Service

  • Symposium organizer and chair at Annual Meeting of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020)
  • Chair, IEEE Nanotechnology Council Chicago Chapter