Lauren Garten

Lauren Garten

Assistant Professor

Lauren Garten joined the School of Material Science and Engineering as an assistant professor in Fall 2021. Her group focuses on developing new materials for energy and electronic applications, particularly at the nexus between ferroelectricity, ferromagnetism, electronics, and photovoltaics. 

Lauren received her B.S. in ceramic engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. She then went on to earn a Ph.D. in material science from the Pennsylvania State University for her work on ferroelectric, piezoelectric, and dielectric synthesis and characterization with Prof. Susan Trolier-McKinstry. She then became a post-doc at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory working on metastable materials for energy applications. After a very short stint as a material scientist at Sandia National Laboratory, she won the NRC Research Associateship from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Math which was hosted at the U.S. Naval Research Lab (NRL). She then received the Jerome and Isabella Karle Distinguished Scholar Fellowship from NRL to work on lead-free multiferroic materials and devices.


Office Location:
Pettit 210

  • Departmental Bio

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

    Research Focus Areas:
  • Advanced Materials
  • Electronics
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Energy Storage
  • Nanomaterials
  • Solar
  • Additional Research:

    Electronics, Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage, Solar

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