Shelly Ben-David

Shelly  Ben-David
MIT EECS | Landsman Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Farnaz Niroui
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Areas of Research: Quantum
Years: 2022-2023
Research Project Title:

Onsite Synthesis of Quantum Materials for Device Integration

abstract:Perovskite quantum dots have shown superior optoelectronic properties--with high absorption coefficients, tunable band gaps, and low binding energies--but have been difficult to integrate into nanoscale devices due to their small size (<15 nm). We are developing an approach for deterministic and scalable onsite fabrication of quantum dots through localizing reaction conditions (<50 nm) to induce chemical transformations with nanoscale resolution and precision for controlled material formation. Once fully developed and characterized, this method will allow for the creation and simple integration of quantum dots into on-chip optical cavities to create single photon sources: features that are conventionally challenging to fabricate, yet a foundational component for many quantum technologies.

Through SuperUROP, I hope to use and develop the skills that I have acquired in my past nanotechnology and fabrication classes. I have been fascinated with nanoscience and materials for a long time and am excited that SuperUROP is giving me the opportunity to explore it further in a research setting while guiding me to improve my skills as a scientist and engineer outside of the lab.