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Professor Geetha Balakrishnan

Professor Geetha Balakrishnan is a Professorial Research Fellow in the Physics Department at the University of Warwick.

Geetha first started working at Warwick as a Post doctoral fellow in superconducting materials in 1986 and later spent some time as a Visiting Scientist at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bombay, India. Geetha moved back to Warwick in 1991 and became one of the founding members of the Superconductivity and Magnetism Group.

In the intervening years Geetha has assembled a state-of-the-art suite of sample preparation facilities and is a world leader in the growth of single crystals of metallic and oxide materials. In 2010 Geetha was made a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

Working at Warwick......
"My position as a Professorial Research Fellow allows me to concentrate primarily on research while combining this with some UG teaching – I enjoy and value both aspects of my job. University investment to supplement EPSRC support for my research has helped me to establish an enviable suite of equipment that has facilitated worldwide collaborations. The flexibility I have with my role in the department allows me to travel widely for experiments and collaborations, and maintain what I see as a healthy work life balance. Warwick Physics is a truly collegiate and friendly department to work in."
- Geetha Balakrishnan