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Dr Sara Sangtarash

Dr Sara Sangtarash

Assistant Professor and Leverhulme Fellow

Materials and devices for quantum switching and sensing

Sara dot Sangtarash at warwick dot ac dot uk
+44 (0) 24 7652 4714

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Dr. Sangtarash is an Assistant Professor in Nanoelectronics and Leverhulme Fellow in the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick. She obtained her PhD from Lancaster University as a Marie-Curie Early Stage Researcher, developing the theory of nanoscale transport, within the EU Innovative Training Network MOLESCO“Molecular-scale Electronics: Concepts, Contacts and Stability” . She was awarded the Lancaster JUNO Prize for research excellence in 2016. After finishing her PhD, she became a Senior Research Associate at Physics department, Lancaster University and in 2018 she awarded a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship working on material engineering for high-performance molecular-scale thermoelectricity. Dr Sangtarash joined the University of Warwick in 2020.

Research Interests

  • Graphene-like molecules
  • Graphene nanoribbons
  • Quantum interference
  • Biological sensing
  • Spintronics
  • Deep learning

Research Overview

Magic ratios and mid gap theory for molecular electronics

Magic ratio theory provides a simple but accurate design tool to predict electrical codncutance and thermoelectricity in graphene like molecules.

Selected related publications

Graphene nanoribbon electronics

Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) are quasi one-dimensional single-atom-thin carbon-based nanostructures. Their electronic properties can be controlled by engineering their shape and edge structure which makes them attractive for nanoelectronic applications.

Selected related publications

Quantum interference for molecular electronics

Quantum interference can be used to enhance electronic properties of molecular junctions at room temperature.

Selected related publications

Teaching Interests

ES191: Electrical and Electronic Circuits

ES195: Materials for Engineering

ES197: Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation

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Projects and Grants

  • Horizon Europe EIC PathFinderOpen - UKRI InnovateUK Guarantee Scheme, Co-investigator, No: 101099098
    Project Title: Atomically Precise Nanoribbons Quantum Platform (ATYPIQUAL).
    Duration: 01/10/2023 - 31/03/2027
  • The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, (Covid Extension)
    Duration: 01/05/2022 - 30/04/2024
  • The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, Principle investigator, No: ECF-2018-375
    Project Title: Quantum engineering of high-performance molecular-scale thermoelectricity.
    Duration: 01/05/2019 - 30/04/2022