I grew up in Yerevan, Armenia. I obtained my Bachelors, Masters and PhD degree from the Yerevan State University under the supervision of Prof. A. Kirakosyan and Prof. K. Moulopoulos (University of Cyprus) working mostly on electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanostrucutres. After staying for two more years as a researcher at the same place, in 2013 I moved to University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada for a postdoctoral position in the group of Prof. T. Chakraborty. There, I switched my research direction into numerical investigation of the fractional quantum Hall effect and other interacting topological phases. In 2016 I moved to the City College of New York, New York, US for my second postdoctoral position in the group of Prof. P. Ghaemi. There I got also involved in exciton-polaritons in novel 2D materials, defect states in iron based superconductors, while maintaining my fascination and interest with interacting topological phases of matter.
Since September 2018 I am an ISTplus fellow in the group of Prof. M. Lemeshko working on chiral induced spin selectivity, hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites, dipolar excitons and other related projects.
Besides physics I am also interested in computer science, art, history and finance.