Gijo Raj

Postdoctoral Associate Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MS and Phd, University of Brittany, France ;

Dr. Raj was born in Kerala, India in 1984. After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Polymer Engineering (2006) from the Mahatma Gandhi University, he moved to the European University of Brittany, France to pursue his Master's (2007) and PhD (2010) in biocomposite materials in the group of Professor Yves Grohens. He then moved to the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium) as a Postdoctoral Researcher (2011-2013) in the group of Professor Eric Gaigneaux, where he worked on organic-inorganic hybrid catalysts. He was a Research Engineer (2014-2015) in the group of Professor Frederic Chandezon at the Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) in Grenoble, France where he worked on sheathing semi-conducting polymer nanowires for applications in Organic Field Effect Transistors (OFET). His present research interests are in applying surface chemistry for solving engineering problems, and Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM/AFM) to probe material properties at the nanometer scale.