Andrew Torma

WEBSITE(S)| Mohite Research Group

Advisor: Dr. Aditya Mohite (CHBE)

Andrew is a 4th year PhD candidate in the Applied Physics Graduate program since 2019. He is a part of the Materials Physics or Energy Management Lab (MPEM), where his research focuses on the structural and optical properties of perovskite based materials and heterostructures. Within MPEM, he designs and characterizes low dimensional perovskites for quantum information, nonlinear optics, and energy-efficient optoelectronic applications. 

Prior to Rice, he received a B.S. in both Physics and Chemistry from the College of William & Mary in Virginia in 2017, where he performed his senior thesis on the subject of ferromagnetism in thin films, and he worked as a research technologist at Aptinyx Inc., whose research focused on discovery and design of neuro-therapeutics.

Andrew is originally from the Chicagoland area. While not yet taking an official instructor role at Rice, he has held many teaching roles in his extracurricular activities and is ready to bring those skills to the classroom. In the field of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Andrew wants to focus on student motivation and how to present material to make it more equitable. When he is not with the CTE or researching, you can spot him running and biking around Houston training for his endurance races or exploring the many local coffee shops of Houston.

Research Areas

Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, Photonics and Plasmonics


B.S. in Physics and Chemistry, College of William & Mary, 2017

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Honors & Awards

CTE Graduate Fellow

ACS Certified B.S.


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