Ismail El Baggari is a Principal Investigator and Rowland Fellow at the Rowland Institute at Harvard. He obtained his Ph.D. and M.S. in Physics from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from Yale University. His research focuses on the development of in situ cryogenic electron microscopy for understanding quantum materials and devices.
Our lab seeks to understand and manipulate the properties of quantum materials, a broad class of compounds that exhibit superb electronic, magnetic and structural properties tied to the quantum-mechanical nature of electrons. To arrive at a microscopic understanding, we directly visualize the atomic-scale structure of these materials using cryogenic electron microscopy while simultaneously driving them with external stimuli such as temperature and electric current.