Igor Bargatin Joins Penn Engineering Faculty

Igor BargatinThe School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the appointment of Igor Bargatin as the Class of 1965 Term Assistant Professor in the Department of  Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics.

Dr. Bargatin received his Ph.D. in Physics and Electrical Engineering in 2008 from Caltech and his undergraduate degree in Theoretical Physics in 2000 from from Moscow State University.

Dr. Bargatin’s research interests are focused on micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) for new applications in energy conversion, optics, and smart materials. He applies his knowledge of physics and engineering disciplines to design and test new types of devices, such as microfabricated thermionic energy converters, which convert heat directly to electricity at very high temperatures by literally boiling electrons off a surface and using them as a “working fluid” in a heat engine. His group is engaged in research at the intersections of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, and applied physics.

To learn more about Dr. Bargatin and his research, visit his faculty profile.