Please join us in welcoming Dr. Anuj Saini to the Department of Physics, who is appointed as our new Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics. He is an experimental physicist working in biophysics and nano-scale physics. Dr. Saini currently serves as the primary instructor for PHYS 221: Introduction to Modern Physics.
In terms of research, he is working on on developing better methods for understanding the various physical processes during the breakdown of various soft- and bio-materials. Dr. Saini uses novel single molecule microscopy techniques to understand the various physical processes in natural- and induced- degradation in man-made material systems at the micro and nanoscale.
Dr. Saini joins Department of Physics faculty after enjoying a decade long history of successful collaboration with CWRU combined with a research background in soft matter, imaging, and biophysics. He is a Ph.D. – Physics alumnus and served as a postdoctoral scholar in the laboratories of Professor Lydia Kisley, Departments of Physics and Chemistry. Dr. Saini recently published results for detecting the kinetics of corrosion redox reactions at the single molecule level by observing fluorophore “turn-on” events. This research earned him the Microscopy & Microanalysis 2021 postdoctoral award.
Dr. Saini encourages undergraduate scientists and engineers excited about interdisciplinary research to consider joining his research group. For details, visit Materials Degradation Lab or Dr. Saini’s faculty profile page.