Chaitanya Ullal

Associate Professor of 

Materials Science and Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Email: ullalc

Chaitanya Ullal is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He got his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at MIT and did a post-doc in the lab of Stefan Hell, at the former MPI-BPC in Goettingen, Germany. He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, an ACS PRF New Investigator Award, and the 2020 Eastern NY Alfred H. Geisler Memorial Award. His research interests are related to polymers, unconventional nanolithography, and optics. A current emphasis of his work is the imaging and patterning of 3D nanostructured polymers via superresolution optics, which circumvents the diffraction barrier and achieves nanoscale resolutions while using visible light and far-field optics.


Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B. Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay