Viewing Alumni - Industry and Private Sector

October 11, 2016

Dr. Nina Vaidya

Dr. Nina Vaidya received her undergraduate degree in Electrical & Information Engineering from University of Cambridge, England, UK and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, CA, USA, for work on design & fabrication of graded-index optical concentrators and 3D printing to create optics with nanometer smooth surfaces. As a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech, […]

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September 2, 2016

Dr. Alex Welch

Alex defended on October 1st, 2021. She graduated from Stanford University in 2016with a BS in Engineering Physics.  Her previous research focused on using plasmonic hot carriers to create a photon upconverter.  In the Atwater group, she was part of JCAP (Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis) and LiSA (Liquid for Sunlight Alliance), and she was […]

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August 9, 2016

Dr. Stefan Omelchenko

Stefan received his PhD in Materials Science in 2018. His research interests include solar photovoltaics and solar fuels. He has investigated the fundamental charge transport in emerging photovoltaic materials and his current research focuses on developing high efficiency, earth-abundant tandem solar cells. He received a B.S. in Engineering Science and a B.S. in Physics with […]

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August 2, 2016

Qin (Arky) Yang

She finished her B.S. in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, she worked in Prof. Peidong Yang’s group on nanowire for transparent electrodes. Before that, she also did research on organic photovoltaics in Prof. He Yan’s group at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and in Prof. Gui Bazan’s group at […]

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August 26, 2015

Dr. Morgan Putnam

Dr. Putnam received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Caltech in 2010. In 2019, Dr. Putnam joined REsurety as their VP of Solar Analytics. REsurety helps a number of entities to manage financial risks associated with the variability of renewable energy production. Before joining REsurety, he was a Renewable Energy Consultant at Clean Power Research where worked […]

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October 8, 2014

Dr. Rebecca Glaudell

Rebecca received her PhD in Physics while studying interface optimization for photovoltaic devices, especially carrier-selective contacts and passivation of heterojunctions. Rebecca is currently a Senior Process Engineer at MicroLink Devices, working on III-V epitaxial liftoff photovoltaic devices.

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August 26, 2014

Dr. Raymond Weitekamp

Dr. Weitekamp received his PhD in Chemistry from Caltech in 2014. He is a Principal Investigator with Cyclotron Road at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and the founder and CEO of polySpectra.

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July 26, 2014

Dr. Selmer Wong

Dr. Wong received her PhD in Physics from Caltech in 1995. She is currently a Staff Scientist and Project Manager at Sensor Creations, Inc. in Camarillo, California.

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July 26, 2014

Dr. Robb Walters

Dr. Walters received his PhD in Applied Physics in 2007. He is currently President and CEO of Integrated Plasmonics Corporation in Palo Alto, CA.

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July 26, 2014

Darci Taylor

Darci received her MS in Materials Science from Caltech in 2006. She is currently a Data Scientist at Northrop Grumman.

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July 26, 2014

Faisal Tajdar

Faisal received his MS in Materials Science in 2012. He is currently a consultant for McKinsey & Company in the United Arab Emirates.

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July 26, 2014

Dr. Kirill V. Shcheglov

Dr. Shcheglov received his PhD in Applied Physics in 1997. He is currently Chief Scientist at Sensors in Motion.

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July 26, 2014

Dr. Winston Saunders

Dr. Saunders was a postdoc in the Atwater group from 1991-1993. He now leads the Advanced Development Group for Cloud Infrastructure Strategy and Architecture at Microsoft.

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July 26, 2014

Dr. Jennifer L. Ruglovsky

Dr. Ruglovsky received her PhD in Applied Physics in 2006. She is the Assistant Director for Foreign Resource Development Associates in Arlington, VA.

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July 26, 2014

Dr. Christine Richardson

Dr. Richardson received her PhD in Applied Physics in 2006. She is the director of Research, Development and Engineering at Ecolab in Naperville, Illinois.

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July 26, 2014

Dr. Imogen Pryce

Dr. Pryce received her PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2011. She is a Corporate Strategy Lead at Shire in Boston, MA.

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July 26, 2014

Dr. Young-Bae Park

Dr. Park was a senior postdoctoral scholar at Caltech from 2003-2005. He is currently a Senior Manager at Apple.

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July 26, 2014

Dr. Michele Ostraat

Dr. Ostraat received her PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2001. She is a Research Center Leader at Aramco Services Company in Cambridge, MA.

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July 26, 2014

Dr. Ramana Murty

Dr. Murty received his PhD in Applied Physics in 1994. He is currently a Research and Development Scientist at Avago Technologies.

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July 26, 2014

Dr. Kyu S. Min

Dr. Min received his PhD in Materials Science in 1999. He is an Associate specializing in intellectual property law at Knobbe Martens in San Francisco.

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