I'm a fifth year PhD student in the EECS department at UC Berkeley, advised by Prof. Eli Yablonovitch. My research interests include solar cells (investigating improvements to the optical design with thermodynamic calculations), thermophotovoltaics (using photovoltaics for highly efficient heat to electricity conversion), subwavelength light trapping (what surface texture is optimal for increasing absorption in photovoltaic cells?), and inverse electromagnetic design (in order to find the optimal solar cell surface texture, as well as for other applications in designing imaging systems).
Previously, I received my bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering at MIT (class of 2010), and worked in the research group of Prof. Tonio Buonassisi. I'm thankful for funding provided by the Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship and the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Fellowship.