Gururaj Naik, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, has been promoted to associate professor with tenure, effective July 1. He is among six faculty members in the George R. Brown School of Engineering to earn promotion.
Naik earned his M.E. in microelectronics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru in 2008 and his Ph.D. in ECE from Purdue University in 2013. He was a postdoctoral scholar in the Dionne group at Stanford University before joining the Rice faculty in 2016. He is the director of the Nanophotonic Materials Laboratory, where his research interests include the control of light and heat at the nanoscale for applications in energy, sensing and security. He is a senior member of Optica (formerly OSA) and an associate editor of Optical Material Express.