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.
C. W. Fink, S. L. Watkins, T. Aramaki, P. L. Brink, J. Camilleri, X. Defay, S. Ganjam, Yu. G. Kolomensky, R. Mahapatra, N. Mirabolfathi, W. A. Page, R. Partridge, M. Platt, M. Pyle, B. Sadoulet, B. Serfass, and S. Zuber and. “Performance of a large area photon detector for rare event search applications.” Applied Physics Letters, 118(2), 022601, Jan 2021.
James B. Dent, Bhaskar Dutta, Doojin Kim, Shu Liao, Rupak Mahapatra, Kuver Sinha, and Adrian Thompson. “New Directions for Axion Searches via Scattering at Reactor Neutrino Experiments.” Phys. Rev. Lett., 124(21), 211804, May 2020.
C. W. Fink, S. L. Watkins, T. Aramaki, P. L. Brink, S. Ganjam, B. A. Hines, M. E. Huber, N. A. Kurinsky, R. Mahapatra, N. Mirabolfathi, W. A. Page, R. Partridge, M. Platt, M. Pyle, B. Sadoulet, B. Serfass, and S. Zuber. “Characterizing TES power noise for future single optical-phonon and infrared-photon detectors.” AIP Advances, 10(8), 085221, Aug 2020.
Joseph Street, Rupak Mahapatra, Eric Morrison, Mark Platt, and Richard Schnee. “Removal of 210Pb by etch of crystalline detector sidewalls.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 976, 164280, Oct 2020.
Awards & Recognition
- Honorary Faculty Position (National Institute of Science and Education Research (NISER), India, 2016)
- Spokesperson of the MINER Experiment (Elected by The MINER Collaboration, 2016)
- Honorary (Adjunct) Faculty Position (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Calcutta, India, 2012)
- Early CAREER Award (Department of Energy, 2010)
- Donation of Entire 6-inch Semiconductor Fab Line (Maxim Integrated Products, 2009)