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Ethan D. Minot

Department of Physics

Ethan D. Minot

Department of Physics


Ethan is an experimental physicist investigating questions related to nanoscale systems such as carbon nanotubes and graphene. The broader impact of his work ranges from solar energy harvesting to medicine. Current investigations in his lab include photocurrent generation in carbon nanotubes, quantum phases in 1d materials, and the development of graphene biosensors for neuroscience applications.



Ph.D., Cornell University, 2004, Physics

B.S., Massey University (New Zealand), 1999, Physics

Research areas

Condensed Matter


  • 2018: College of Science Milton Harris Award in Basic Research
  • 2011: NSF CAREER Award
  • 2010: Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator Award