Dr. Rooban Venkatesh K.G. Thirumalai received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2013 before joining the Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies. At his current position as a Research Engineer III, Dr. Thirumalai’s job responsibilities include research, teaching and training various equipment focusing on the XRD and electron microscopes (SEM & TEM). Dr. Thirumalai’s research focuses on experimental design, implementation, and analysis of a wide variety of materials. Dr. Thirumalai has significant experience in materials characterization techniques.