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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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March 18, 2018

Kyle Virgil

Kyle has a BS in Chemistry with Honors from NC State University (graduated May 2016), with minors in philosophy and biological sciences. He was a Fulbright Fellow from 2016-2017 at Uppsala University working with Prof Leif Hammarström. Kyle joined the Atwater group as a first year PhD student in Chemistry in the fall of 2017. He […]

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February 2, 2018

Souvik Biswas

Souvik is an Applied Physics graduate student in the Atwater group since the fall of 2017. His research focuses on electrically tunable strong light-matter interactions in van der Waals systems (2D materials). More specifically, his work aims at understanding the fundamental optical properties of black Phosphorus (from monolayer to multilayers) for tailoring excitonic emission at cryogenic […]

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September 19, 2017

Megan Phelan

Megan is a PhD student in the Materials Science option and joined the Atwater group in September 2017. She graduated from Yale in 2015 with a B.S. in Physics, and her current interests are in high-efficiency photovoltaic devices. Her previous research experience includes capacitance-voltage profiling of III-V photovoltaics, as well as a brief stint at […]

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September 19, 2017

Eowyn Lucas

Éowyn is a PhD student in Materials Science who joined the Atwater group in September 2017. Before coming to Caltech, she gained a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University. Her research at Caltech focuses on electrochemical capture of CO2 from ocean water as well as electrochemical CO2 conversion to fuels. […]

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September 22, 2016

Haley Bauser

Haley is a graduate student in the Applied Physics option and joined the Atwater group in September 2016. She is currently part of the MOSAIC team working on the design and fabrication of a tandem solar cell using luminescent solar concentrators. The goal is to have a working prototype that is highly efficient, but low […]

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September 22, 2016

Areum Kim

Areum is a graduate student in Applied Physics and joined the Atwater Group in September 2016. She received her MS/BS in Integrative Engineering from Chung-Ang University, Korea in August 2016. At Chung-Ang University, she worked in Prof. Sung Gyu Pyo’s group on electrochemistry based nanomaterials for solar cells and fuel cells. She is supported by […]

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August 8, 2016

Cora Went

Cora is a graduate student in Physics who joined the Atwater group in August 2016. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015 with a BS in Physics. She has experience researching power-dependent photoluminescence spectroscopy of III-V semiconductors at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany. In […]

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November 30, 2015

Samuel Loke

Samuel did his undergraduate in Imperial College London and graduated with a BEng, 1st Class Hon. in Materials Science. He is presently working under Space Solar Project Initiative, supporting it by developing selective frequency antireflective coatings as well as investigating the performance and space compatibility of lead halide perovskite-based and 2D van der Waal heterostructure-based […]

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April 29, 2015

Phil Jahelka

Phil Jahelka graduated from Reed College with a BA in Physics in 2014, where he wrote his thesis on the validity of the envelope function and effective mass approximations under Darrell Schroeter. Phil joined the Applied Physics option at Caltech in 2014 and is currently researching III-V nanowire on Si tandem solar cells.

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