2017 Resnick Postdoctoral Scholar
Zakaria received his PhD in materials science and engineering (2017), his MS (2012) and BS (2011) in engineering science all from The Pennsylvania State University. During his graduate work, Zak focused on MOCVD growth, characterization and integration of electronic and photonic materials from thin films to atomically thin layers. At Caltech, his research focused on designing semiconductor heterojunctions for highly efficient light emitters comprising of two-dimensional and layered materials.
Zak is currently an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley.
Faculty Sponsor: Harry A. Atwater