John Robertson

Name: John Robertson

Status at Tulane: Graduate Student, Physics

Office: 105 Stanley Thomas Hall

Project: 2-Dimensional Materials

Email: jrober12 [at]

John was first inspired to pursue science when he learned about the NASA missions as a small child. When he took his first physics class in high school, he knew that it could take him far enough to make a positive impact on the world and has been his focus ever since. John found a perfect fit for himself at the Florida Institute of Technology, where he graduated in 2013 with a BS in physics. His work at Florida Tech provided his foundation in physics while also affording time to pursue is passions in spaceflight, technology, and renewable energy.

John started attending Tulane University in the fall of 2013 and joined the Escarra group the following spring. He joined the group for the opportunity to work on cutting edge electronics and semiconductors. John is currently focused on the development of 2-dimensional materials and technologies, with the goal of making solar cells atomically thin and flexible. You can often find John in the lab growing new semiconductors, or in the cleanroom running his favorite machines.

Favorite things about New Orleans: Po-Boys, Mardi Gras, and the St. Charles Streetcars