Honors and Awards: NSF CAREER Award – 2019, Penn Engineering S. Reid Warren, Jr. Teaching Award – 2019
Research Expertise: Mechanical metamaterials | Thermionics energy converters | Micro- and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS)
Igor pushes the limits of nanofabrication techniques to create materials and structures with unprecedented mechanical properties and enable applications such as heat-to-electricity direct energy conversion and new levitation techniques for microflyers. Much of his group's research is devoted to fundamentals and applications of ultrathin architected plates called plate mechanical metamaterials. The Bargatin group is very multidisciplinary, engaged in research at the intersections of mechanical engineering, applied physics, electrical engineering, and materials science and engineering.
PhD (Physics and Electrical Engineering) 2008 - California Institute of Technology
BS (Theoretical Physics) 2000 - MV Lomonosov Moscow State University