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June 25, 2021

Catherine Ryczek

Catherine is an Applied Physics PhD student who joined the Atwater group in 2021. Prior to this, she graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in physics and a minor in computer science. Outside of the lab she enjoys hiking, photography, and playing D&D.

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June 25, 2021

Susana Torres-Londono

Susana graduated from UC Berkeley where she researched quasi-2D materials. She is very passionate about equity and inclusion within physics and society as a whole. At Caltech, she will be researching high-efficiency/low-cost solar cells.

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April 10, 2021

Samuel Seah

Samuel is a PhD student in applied physics and joined the Atwater group in Winter 2021. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2017 with a MSc in Physics. His research focuses on investigating 2D heterostructures. He is supported by DSO National Laboratories (Singapore). In his free time, Samuel enjoys skiing, baking, playing fingerstyle […]

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January 15, 2021

Annette Boehme

Annette is a PhD student in Applied Physics and joined the Atwater group in fall 2020. Before coming to Caltech, she graduated from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, with an MS in Physics. Her research focuses on artificial photosythesis, including the capture and conversion of CO2. In her free time, she enjoys running, exploring new […]

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October 19, 2020

Andrew Nyholm

Andy is a Materials Science graduate student who joined the Atwater group in Fall 2020. Previously, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania as part of the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research with a B.A. in Physics and a B.S.E. in Materials Science and Engineering.

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September 29, 2020

Jared Sisler

Jared graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BASc in Nanotechnology Engineering.

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August 25, 2020

John Hylak

John graduated from UC Santa Barbara with his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. He joined the Atwater group in Fall 2020.

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August 25, 2020

Lily Shiau

Lily is a Materials Science graduate student and joined the Atwater group in Fall 2020. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2020 with a BS in Materials Science and Engineering. Napping is a favorite pastime.

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June 16, 2020

Rachel Tham

Rachel Tham graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying Materials Science and Engineering. In 2020 she was a WAVE student, working on implementing TMDCs in luminescent solar concentrators, and is mentored by David Needell. She joins the group as a graduate student in Fall 2021.

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June 8, 2020

Morgan Foley

Morgan is a Physics PhD student who joined the Atwater Group in June 2020. He graduated from Trinity College, the University of Cambridge, with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Natural Science and Physics respectively. For his M.Sci. thesis, he worked with Dr. Dan Credgington on TADF Organic LEDs. Outside of the lab, he enjoys badminton, […]

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September 9, 2019

Komron Shayegan

Komron is a PhD student in the Electrical Engineering department. He graduated from Princeton in 2018 with a B.S.E in Electrical Engineering and a concentration in Electronic Devices and Materials. His previous research covered organic electronics and methods to engineer thin-film organic solar cells to improve their efficiency. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Komron worked […]

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July 25, 2019

Melissa Li

Melissa is a PhD student in Applied Physics and joined the Atwater group in July 2019. She graduated from MIT in 2017 with a double major in Physics and Electrical Engineering and received a M.Eng in Electrical Engineering. For her M.Eng, she worked under Prof. Vladimir Bulovic on quantum dot LEDs. Aside from physics, she […]

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July 25, 2019

Arun Nagpal

Arun is an Applied Physics graduate student who joined the Atwater Group in July 2019. Previously, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Physics. His current research projects center around graphene plasmonics. Outside of the lab, Arun enjoys playing squash and the piano.

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March 20, 2019

Prachi Thureja

Prachi is an Applied Physics PhD student conducting research involving design optimization and experimental demonstration of spatiotemporally modulated active metasurfaces. She received her BSc and MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. At ETH, she previously worked on the design and fabrication of chiral metasurfaces for enhanced polarization control. Outside of the […]

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February 12, 2019

Ramon Gao

Ramon is a first year graduate student in Materials Science. He joined the Atwater group in January of 2019.

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December 11, 2018

Magel Su

Magel Su joined the Atwater group in the fall of 2018. In 2018, he graduated with a B.S.E. in materials science and engineering and a minor in chemistry from the University of Michigan. His research experience covers both ultrafast optical sciences and engineering education.

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November 8, 2018

Parker Wray

Parker is a third year electrical engineering graduate student. He joined the Atwater group in the fall of 2018.

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September 24, 2018

Hamidreza Akbari

Hamid received his B.Sc. in Physics and Mechanical engineering and his M.Sc. in Physics from Sharif University of Technology. He joined Atwater group in the summer of 2018 as an applied physics graduate student. His previous research experience includes perovskite solar cells and printing mechanisms for organic and organic-inorganic semiconductor films. His research interests are […]

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August 6, 2018

Sara Anjum

Sara is a PhD student in Materials Science and joined the Atwater group in September 2019. She graduated from Princeton in June 2019 with an A.B. in Physics and a minor in Materials Science and Engineering. Her current research focuses on thermal emission manipulation in metasurfaces. Outside of the lab, she plays the piano and […]

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