Graduate Student Researcher

Erick Guzman

Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM)

Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL)


  • Raman Spectroscopy

900 University Ave.

Riverside, CA 92521

Tel: (951) 827-1012



California State University, Northridge

B.S. Phyiscs


California State University, Northridge

M.S. Physics


Erick Guzman received his B.S. (2017) and M.S. in Physics (2020) from the California State University Northridge (CSUN). During his undergraduate education he worked in the Computational Materials Science Lab of Dr. Gang Lu where he completed research that utilized VASP to simulate the Raman spectra of semiconductor materials from the first principle calculations. During his graduate education he interned at the Army Research Lab and contributed to the Diamond SFET research effort. He completed his M.S. thesis entitled “First-Principle Studies of Raman Spectroscopy and Vibrational and Thermal Properties of Materials”. He joined Professor Balandin’s research group in Fall 2020 to pursue PhD in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Nano Materials and Devices.