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Anjan Soumyanarayanan

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Anjan grew up in Ahmedabad, India, and moved to Singapore in 2000 to complete his high school education. A National Science Scholarship from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, enabled him to pursue his physics education at Cambridge University, UK (BA, 2002-05) and MIT, USA (PhD, 2006-13) respectively.

He has worked as a Research Fellow at Harvard University, USA (2009-present) and as a Research Officer at the Institute for Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE), Singapore (2005-06). He is currently employed as a Scientist at Data Storage Institute (DSI) to investigate emerging approaches to spin-based data transfer and storage.

Anjan is interested in electronic condensed matter physics - i.e. in understanding how electrons behave, interact and order. During his PhD, he constructed and performed low temperature spectroscopic experiments (esp. spectroscopic STM) on 2D electron systems. Having focused on charge ordered phases during his PhD, he is looking to explore the physics of magnetic phases using thermodynamic and transport techniques.