Mikko Haataja

Mikko Haataja
Ph.D., McGill University, 2003
D404C Engineering Quadrangle

Research Area(s)

Materials Science

Short Bio

NSF Career Award E-Council Teaching Award Winner (2nd time) Howard B. Wentz, Jr. Junior Faculty Award (2007)

Professor Haataja's research focuses on theoretical and computational materials science, physics of materials, and physical biology. Current work includes studies of microstructure formation during solid-solid phase transformations and solidification, growth of electrodeposited thin films and quantum heterostructures, dynamics of driven interfaces in the presence of mobile impurities, recrystallization kinetics, signaling in cells, and regulation & self-organization of "lipid rafts" in the plasma membrane