Swastik Kar

Associate Professor,  Physics


  • s.kar@neu.edu
  • 111 DA
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, Massachusetts 02115


  • 617.373.3375

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Nov 03, 2020

Startup Guardion Wins NASA Science Mission Directorate Challenge

MIE Professor Yung Joon Jung’s startup, Guardion, was one of six winners of the NASA Science Mission Directorate Challenge.

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May 21, 2020

Patent for Fabricating Carbon Nanoribbons

MIE Professor Yung Joon Jung and affiliated Physics Associate Professor Swastik Kar were awarded a patent for “Fabrication of carbon nanoribbons from carbon nanotube arrays.”


Apr 11, 2020

FY21 TIER 1 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 19 COE faculty and affiliates who were recipients of FY21 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 13 different projects.

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Jan 30, 2020

Eight COE Projects Selected for GapFund360

Northeastern’s GapFund360 program helps Northeastern’s researchers bridge the gap between promising lab results and demonstrating a commercially viable prototype. Awards range from $50K -$100K. Nine projects were selected from a pool of 39 applications from across the university; COE contributed 25 of the applications and seven projects were selected for funding. Congratulations to the following COE researchers whose projects were selected for Phase I or Phase II GapFund360 funding: ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif, MIE Assistant Professor Safa Jamali, ECE Assistant Professor Sarah Ostadabbas, ChE/COS Associate Professor Carolyn Lee-Parsons, ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia, ECE Associate Research Scientist Salvatore D’Oro, ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE Principal Research Scientist Yousof Naderi, ECE Postdoc Ufuk Muncuk, ECE Professor Vincent Harris, ECE Associate Research Scientist Parisa Andalib, ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi, and ECE Research Assistant Professor Zhenyun Qian.


Aug 01, 2018

Jung and Kar Awarded Patent for Ultrasensitive Ion Detector

MIE Professor Yung Joon Jung and affiliated Physics Associate Professor Swastik Kar were awarded a patent for “Ultrasensitive ion detector using carbon nanotubes or graphene”.


Nov 05, 2017

Professors Jung, Kar, and MIE Alumnus Win Gold at the MassChallenge and $550K CASIS-Boeing Research Grant

MIE Professor Yung Joon Jung, COS Associate Professor Swastik Kar, and ME Alumnus Dan Esposito, E’08, were awarded the $50K gold medal at the 2017 MassChallenge, for their start-up company, Guardion, which uses nanotechnology to create highly sensitive, low-cost, networked detectors of radioactivity and nuclear radiation.


Jul 19, 2017

Jung and Kar’s $200K NSF Grant Could Commercialize Low-Cost Radiation Detectors

MIE Professor Yung Joon Jung was awarded a $200K NSF grant for "Design and Development of High-performance Miniature Radiation Detectors using Ultrasensitive Graphene and Carbon Nanotube ion Sensors".


Apr 28, 2017

Detecting Nuclear Threats

MIE Associate Professor Yung Joon Jung and affiliated Physics Associate Professor Swastik Kar have developed technology that can aid in the detection of nuclear threats.


Aug 09, 2016

NU sets record attendance at the International Materials Research Conference in Mexico

With 15 presentations, NEU will establish a new record number of presentations at the 25th Anniversary of the International Materials Research Conference in Cancun, Mexico next week. Talks will be given by faculty and students in ChE, MIE, and elsewhere. Prof. Webster (ChE) will be giving the keynote address in the Harnessing Surface Topography and Mechanics to […]

May 02, 2016

Faculty and Staff Awards 2016

2016 Faculty and Staff Awards Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2015-2016 academic school year. Faculty Fellow Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE Carol Livermore, MIE Marilyn Minus, MIE Rising Star Staff Award Gabrielle Fiorenza, Co-op Nicole Nightingale, Dean’s Office Outstanding Teachers […]

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