Maya Martirossyan

Maya Martirossyan
Photo credit: Sabrina Li

B.S. in Physics, Harvey Mudd College, 2017

Research

Maya is a Ph.D. student researching growth mechanisms of complex crystal structures using molecular dynamics simulations. Prior to joining the Dshemuchadse group, she worked in experimental soft matter physics, studying grain boundary dynamics in 2D colloidal crystals.

Publications

Cash, C.E., Wang, J., Martirossyan, M.M.,, Ludlow, B.K., Baptista, A.E., Brown, N.M., Weissler, E.J., Abacousnac, J., Gerbode, S.J., “Local melting attracts grain boundaries in colloidal polycrystals,” Physical Review Letters 120, 018002 (2018).
Note: Chosen as Editor’s Suggestion and featured in APS Physics Focus story.

Guelou, G., Martirossyan, M., Ogata, K., Ohkubo, I., Kakefuda, Y., Kawamoto, N., Kitagawa, Y., Ueda, J., Tanabe, S., Maeda, K., Nakamura, K., Aizawa, T., Mori, T., “Rapid deposition and thermoelectric properties of ytterbium boride thin films using hybrid physical chemical vapor deposition,” Materialia 1, 244-248 (2018).

Warren, E.L., Makoutz, E.A., Saenz, T., Martirossyan, M., Matheson, A., Neumann, A., Norman, A.G., Tamboli, A.C., Zimmerman, J.D., McMahon, W.E., “Enabling Low-Cost III-V/Si Integration Through Nucleation Of GaP On V-Grooved Si Substrates,” paper presented at World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) (2018).

Oral Presentations

Martirossyan, M., Wang, J., Cash, C., Ludlow, K., Baptista, A., Gerbode, S. (2017). “Probing colloidal grain boundary dynamics using a novel optical blasting technique.” APS 2017 March Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2017).

Honors and Awards

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Don & Lauren Morel Graduate Fellowship in Materials Science

Rick & Betty Tsai Graduate Fellowship in Materials Science

Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) US Graduate Scholarship

Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA) Ethel Jafarian Duffett Scholarship

Volunteering

Maya is currently a volunteer with the Educational Programs Office at the Cornell Center for Materials Research and the Cornell Prison Education Program.

Personal

Maya is from Glendale, CA and in her free time enjoys playing violin, reading, hiking around Ithaca, and has started learning to figure skate since coming to Cornell. She has a cat named Emmy (after Emmy Noether) and far too many plants.

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