Short CV/Education and training

  • Madhavi Krishnan did her undergraduate work at Anna University in Madras, India. She received a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2004, following which she she was awarded Alexander von Humboldt and Marie Curie fellowships for postodoctoral work at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany and the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, ETH Zurich. After a short stint as a visiting scholar at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences she was appointed Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry at the University of Zurich. She was awarded the Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein Prize by the Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry in 2016 and also received an ERC Consolidator grant the same year. In 2018 the group moved to Oxford where Madhavi is Associate Professor in Physical & Theoretical Chemistry and Fellow in Physical Chemistry at Merton College.

Selected publications


Media coverage

  • NRC Handelsblad Oct 16, 2010 (Leading Dutch daily)

  • Neue Zürcher Zeitung Oct 20, 2010 (Leading Swiss daily)

  • Spektrum der Wissenschaft June 2011

  • Oct 6, 2010, among several scientific news websites

  • SRF (Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen) DRS1 June 16, 2011

Additional qualifications

  • Sub group in the Nano-optics Group, ETH Zurich, 2008 – 2011


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