Professor Tamargo and her group at City College are investigating the growth and properties of wide bandgap II-VI semiconductors by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and their applications in photonic devices. They are also investigating the growth by MBE of a new class of materials known as topological insulators and their novel physical properties.
Maria Tamargo joined the Chemistry department at City College in 1993 and is a member of the CUNY doctoral faculty in both Chemistry and Physics...
Prof. Maria Tamargo of City College and Director of the NSF CREST IDEALS center has been selected to receive the 2017 MBE Innovator Award for 'advancing the growth of wide bandage II-VI semiconductors by molecular beam epitaxy and demonstrating their unique physical properties and potential novel device applications'.
A five-year grant from the NSF's Centers for Research Excellence in Science and Technology will go toward creating the new CREST Center for Interface Design and Engineered Assembly of Low-dimensional Systems. Known by the acronym IDEALS, the Center will be devoted to increasing minority participation and diversity in the field of materials science.