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Emil P Kartalov

Associate Professor
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-2125


Grew up in Bulgaria, Europe. Came to the US in 1994 to be freshman at Caltech. Caltech BS Physics 1998, MS Applied Physics 2004, PhD Applied Physics 2004. Green card in 1998 through Diversity Visa Program. US Citizen since 2004. Postdoc at USC 2004-2008. Faculty at USC 2008-2016. Faculty at NPS since May 2016. Married since 2010. One son born 2011. 23 peer-reviewed papers published. 18 US patents issued.
Research Interests
micro fabrication, nanotechnology, and microfluidics for novel materials, biochips, biosensing, nuclear safety and forensics; novel weapons systems
Teaching Interests
electromagnetism, mechanics, microfluidics, microfabrication, optics, fluorescence microscopy, nanotechnology


  • 2012 - Baxter Family Foundation Award, Baxter Family Foundation
  • 2011 - NASA TechBriefs Innovation Award, NASA
  • 2008 - NIH R00 Career Award, NIH
  • 2006 - NIH K99 Career Award , NIH