Selected Awards and Fellowships
Dr. George Varnavides
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.