Dr. Rubi Gul

Senior Scientist

Dr. Rubi Gul is a Senior Scientist at Actinia. Dr. Gul holds a PhD in Applied Physics from Idaho State University. She has over 20 years of experience in research and development in multiple fields, including room-temperature radiation detectors, solar energy conversion, microelectronics, and nanotechnology. Her past research focus areas have included radiation detection materials, high Z-semi-insulating materials, rare earth magnetic nanomaterials, and Ge-based chalcogenides. Before her current role, Dr. Gul led the CdTe-based compounds group at Washington State University with a joint position at Radiation Detection Technologies, Inc. She has been affiliated with Brookhaven National Laboratory, since 2007, as a research associate, visiting scholar, and research collaborator. She has been involved as an investigator on multiple projects connected to advances in semiconductor radiation detectors for nonproliferation, national security, medical, and solar energy applications. Her key skills include Bridgman crystal growth, device fabrication, and device characterization. Dr. Gul is a guest editor for the journal “Crystals,” and she is a member of the IEEE, SPIE, APS, and MRS. She has been an author and co-author of more than 100 publications, 120 conference presentations, and 20 posters.

At Actinia, Dr. Gul is focused vigorously on the development of high performance CsPbBr3 crystals and devices. She has a mandate to improve the quality and performance of detectors by providing feedback on the quality effects of different crystal growth conditions, surface treatments, and device fabrication techniques. Her goal at the company is to quickly translate the team’s innovative materials science and crystal growth approaches into commercial-quality devices for radiation detection.

Dr. Rubi Gul, Senior Scientist at Actinia