Deblina Sarkar will start as an Assistant Professor at MIT in 2019. She is currently an MIT Translational Fellow and NIH K99 postdoctoral fellow. Her work has led to more than 40 publications till date (citations: 2546, h-index: 21, i-10 index: 27 according to Google Scholar), which have appeared in the popular press worldwide
Personal Website: https://deblina-sarkar.mit.edu/
Lab Website (HIRING): https://www.media.mit.edu/groups/nano-cybernetic-biotrek/overview/
Her Ph.D. dissertation was honored as one of the top 3 dissertations throughout USA and Canada in the field of Mathematics, Physical sciences and all departments of Engineering by the Council of Graduate Schools in the period 2014-2016. She was UCSB’s nominee for this nationwide contest, after winning the Lancaster Award for the best Ph.D. dissertation at UCSB in 2016. She is the recipient of numerous other awards and recognitions, including the U.S. Presidential Fellowship (2008), Outstanding Doctoral Candidate Fellowship (2008), one of three researchers worldwide to win the prestigious IEEE EDS PhD Fellowship Award (2011), a “Bright Mind” invited speaker at the KAUST-NSF conference (2015), Falling Walls Lab Young Innovator’s Award at San Diego (2015), “Materials Research Society’s Graduate Student Award” (2015), named a “Rising Star” in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2015), invited speaker at TEDx (2016), MIT Translational Fellowship (2017) and Technology Review’s one of the Top 10 Innovators Under 35 from India (2018). She has also received the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award.