Dr. George Varnavides

Selected Awards and Fellowships

Dr. George Varnavides

Postdoctoral Scholar

George is originally from Cyprus where he grew up and studied before moving to the US to obtain his BS in materials science & engineering and BS in civil & environmental engineering from MIT in 2017. Enamored with the Boston weather, George decided to stay at MIT to pursue his graduate studies in the department of Materials Science, co-advised by Prof. Narang at Harvard, where he recently defended his thesis entitled “Electron Hydrodynamics in Crystalline Solids: Microscopic Origins, Mesoscopic Size Effects, and Macroscopic Observables”.

Currently, George is a postdoctoral Miller research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley – co-hosted by Prof. Mary Scott in MSE and Prof. Joel Moore in Physics – where he’s developing new computational imaging modalities to observe current densities in anisotropic electron fluids with high spatial resolution using a transmission electron microscope.

When he doesn’t have his science cap on, George enjoys camping, teaching generative art, and singing along to musical theater videos.