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Rupak Mahapatra is an experimental particle physicist with expertise in building particle detectors and data analysis. He is currently involved in developing next generation dark matter detectors made of Ge semiconductors with Transition Edge Sensors (TES), utilizing state of the art semiconductor device fabrication instruments in his labs.
James B. Dent, Bhaskar Dutta, Andrew Jastram, Doojin Kim, Andrew Kubik, Rupak Mahapatra, Surjeet Rajendran, Harikrishnan Ramani, Adrian Thompson, and Shubham Verma. “Pathfinder for a high statistics search for missing energy in gamma cascades.” Physical Review D, 105(1), Jan 2022.
I. Alkhatib, et al. “Light Dark Matter Search with a High-Resolution Athermal Phonon Detector Operated above Ground.” Physical Review Letters, 127(6), Aug 2021.
V. Iyer, N. Mirabolfathi, G. Agnolet, H. Chen, A. Jastram, F. Kadribasic, V.K.S. Kashyap, A. Kubik, M. Lee, R. Mahapatra, B. Mohanty, H. Neog, and M. Platt. “Large mass single electron resolution detector for dark matter and neutrino elastic interaction searches.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 1010, 165489, Sep 2021.
I. Alkhatib, et al. “Constraints on Lightly Ionizing Particles from CDMSlite.” Physical Review Letters, 127(8), Aug 2021.
R. Ren, et al. “Design and characterization of a phonon-mediated cryogenic particle detector with an eV-scale threshold and 100 keV-scale dynamic range.” Physical Review D, 104(3), Aug 2021.
Awards & Recognition
- AFS University Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching (The Association of Former Students, 2021)
- AFS College Level Teaching Award (The Association of Former Students, 2020)
- Presidential Impact Fellow (Texas A&M University, 2019)
- Early CAREER Award (Department of Energy, 2010)
- Donation of Entire 6-inch Semiconductor Fab Line (Maxim Integrated Products, 2009)