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Ashley DaSilva

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • 10PublicationsNumber of items in Ashley's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 9Followers

Research interests

I am interested in the electrical and magnetic properties of two dimensional condensed matter systems. My thesis is on transport in two dimensional systems of Dirac fermions (graphene and topological insulators).

About

I grew up in Rhode Island, USA. As an undergraduate, I studied physics (major) and mathematics (minor) at the University of Massachusetts. There I did a senior thesis project on granular materials under the supervision of Dr. Narayanan Menon. I received my phd in physics from the Pennsylvania State University in August 2012, under the advising of Dr. Jainendra Jain. My thesis topic was the transport in systems of Dirac fermions. At Penn State, I was a member of the Center for Nanoscale Science (http://www.mrsec.psu.edu/), an NSF funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). I was also active in the student club Physics and Astronomy for Women (http://www.clubs.psu.edu/up/paw/) which provides mentoring, outreach, and professional development for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdocs. I also enjoy hiking, camping, swimming, and travel.

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Recent publications

  • Demonstration of surface transport in a hybrid Bi2Se3/Bi2Te3 heterostructure.

    • Zhao Y
    • Chang C
    • Jiang Y
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  • Enhancement of photonic density of states in finite graphene multilayers

    • DaSilva A
    • Chang Y
    • Norris T
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas at Austin

August 2012 - Present

Graduate Assistant

Department of Physics and Center for Nanoscale Science, Pennsylvania State University

August 2007 - August 2012(5 years)

Teaching Assistant

Department of Physics, Pennsylvania State University

August 2007 - May 2010(3 years)

Education

PhD

Pennsylvania State University

August 2007 - August 2012(5 years)

B.S.

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

September 2003 - May 2007(4 years)