Roberto Brenes  rbrenes@mit.edu  Roberto is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering and a member of ONE Lab at MIT. His research focuses on materials processing and photophysics of perovskite solar cells. Roberto received his SB in electrical engineering and physics from MIT.

Roberto Brenes
rbrenes@mit.edu

Roberto is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering and a member of ONE Lab at MIT. His research focuses on materials processing and photophysics of perovskite solar cells. Roberto received his SB in electrical engineering and physics from MIT.

  Madeleine Laitz  mlaitz@mit.edu  Madeleine is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering and a member of ONE Lab at MIT. Her research focuses on the photophysics and optoelectronics of perovskite solar cells. She received her BS in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester and her MS in chemistry from Imperial College London.

Madeleine Laitz
mlaitz@mit.edu

Madeleine is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering and a member of ONE Lab at MIT. Her research focuses on the photophysics and optoelectronics of perovskite solar cells. She received her BS in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester and her MS in chemistry from Imperial College London.

  Nicole Moody  nmoody@mit.edu  Nicole is a PhD student in Physical Chemistry and a member of the Bawendi group at MIT. Her current research focuses on materials development for colloidal quantum dot solar cells. Nicole received her BS in physical and theoretical chemistry from Rice University.

Nicole Moody
nmoody@mit.edu

Nicole is a PhD student in Physical Chemistry and a member of the Bawendi group at MIT. Her current research focuses on materials development for colloidal quantum dot solar cells. Nicole received her BS in physical and theoretical chemistry from Rice University.

  Owen Morris  omorris@mit.edu  Owen is a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering and a member of the Grossman group at MIT. His research focuses on nanostructured device architectures for colloidal quantum dot solar cells. Owen received his BSci in physics from the University of Glasgow.

Owen Morris
omorris@mit.edu

Owen is a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering and a member of the Grossman group at MIT. His research focuses on nanostructured device architectures for colloidal quantum dot solar cells. Owen received his BSci in physics from the University of Glasgow.

  Sarah Sofia  ssofia@mit.edu  Sarah is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering in the PV Lab at MIT. Her research focuses on silicon-based multijunction solar cells and multijunction solar cell cost modeling. Sarah received her BS in physics and astronomy from Haverford College.

Sarah Sofia
ssofia@mit.edu

Sarah is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering in the PV Lab at MIT. Her research focuses on silicon-based multijunction solar cells and multijunction solar cell cost modeling. Sarah received her BS in physics and astronomy from Haverford College.

  Melany Sponseller  melanys@mit.edu  Melany is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering and a member of ONE Lab at MIT. Her current research focuses on the design, fabrication, and characterization of quantum dot solar cells. She received her BS and MS in electrical engineering from Stanford.

Melany Sponseller
melanys@mit.edu

Melany is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering and a member of ONE Lab at MIT. Her current research focuses on the design, fabrication, and characterization of quantum dot solar cells. She received her BS and MS in electrical engineering from Stanford.

  Mingxiu Sun  mingxiu@mit.edu  Mingxiu (Sun) is a SM candidate in Mechanical Engineering and a member of Brian Anthony's group at MIT. His current research focuses on packaging, assembly, and process control of photonic devices. Sun received his BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Mingxiu Sun
mingxiu@mit.edu

Mingxiu (Sun) is a SM candidate in Mechanical Engineering and a member of Brian Anthony's group at MIT. His current research focuses on packaging, assembly, and process control of photonic devices. Sun received his BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

  Richard Swartwout  swartr@mit.edu  Richard is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering and ONE Lab and an MIT Tata Fellow. His research focuses on transparent conductors, flexible substrates, and deposition techniques for perovskite solar cells. Richard received his BS in materials engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Richard Swartwout
swartr@mit.edu

Richard is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering and ONE Lab and an MIT Tata Fellow. His research focuses on transparent conductors, flexible substrates, and deposition techniques for perovskite solar cells. Richard received his BS in materials engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

  Ella Wassweiler  ellawass@mit.edu  Ella is a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering and a member of ONE Lab at MIT. Her current research focuses on novel deposition methods and device architectures for colloidal quantum dot solar cells. Ella received her BS in electrical engineering from the University of Iowa.

Ella Wassweiler
ellawass@mit.edu

Ella is a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering and a member of ONE Lab at MIT. Her current research focuses on novel deposition methods and device architectures for colloidal quantum dot solar cells. Ella received her BS in electrical engineering from the University of Iowa.

  Ryan Zimmerman  rzim@mit.edu  Ryan is an SM candidate in Mechanical Engineering and a member of ONE Lab at MIT. His research focuses on techniques for manufacturing flexible crystalline silicon solar photovoltaics and designing methods to deploy PV modules. He received his BS in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech.

Ryan Zimmerman
rzim@mit.edu

Ryan is an SM candidate in Mechanical Engineering and a member of ONE Lab at MIT. His research focuses on techniques for manufacturing flexible crystalline silicon solar photovoltaics and designing methods to deploy PV modules. He received his BS in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech.

 
 

Undergraduates

  Adira Balzac  abalzac@mit.edu  Adira is a sophomore undergraduate pursuing her BS in materials science and engineering at MIT. Her current research is on developing diagnostic characterization tools for photovoltaic stability and degradation.

Adira Balzac
abalzac@mit.edu

Adira is a sophomore undergraduate pursuing her BS in materials science and engineering at MIT. Her current research is on developing diagnostic characterization tools for photovoltaic stability and degradation.

  Aidan Driscoll  aidand@mit.edu  Aidan is a sophomore undergraduate pursuing his BS in physics and theater arts at MIT. His current research is on building new instrumentation for deposition of mixed organic-inorganic perovskite materials.

Aidan Driscoll
aidand@mit.edu

Aidan is a sophomore undergraduate pursuing his BS in physics and theater arts at MIT. His current research is on building new instrumentation for deposition of mixed organic-inorganic perovskite materials.

  Anna Johnson  anna2021@mit.edu  Anna is a sophomore undergraduate pursuing her BS in materials science and engineering and is a member of the Bawendi Lab at MIT. Her current research focuses on life-cycle assessments of novel photovoltaics.

Anna Johnson
anna2021@mit.edu

Anna is a sophomore undergraduate pursuing her BS in materials science and engineering and is a member of the Bawendi Lab at MIT. Her current research focuses on life-cycle assessments of novel photovoltaics.

  Bella Montanaro  bellmont@mit.edu  Bella is a sophomore undergraduate pursuing her BS degree in mechanical engineering and is a member of ONE Lab at MIT. Her current research is on building a large-area, light soaking tool to monitor chemical degradation of photovoltaic materials in real time.

Bella Montanaro
bellmont@mit.edu

Bella is a sophomore undergraduate pursuing her BS degree in mechanical engineering and is a member of ONE Lab at MIT. Her current research is on building a large-area, light soaking tool to monitor chemical degradation of photovoltaic materials in real time.

  Brandon Motes  btmotes@mit.edu  Brandon is a sophomore undergraduate pursuing his BS degree in physics and electrical engineering and is a member of ONE Lab at MIT. His current research is on building high-throughput characterization tools for photovoltaic device optimization.

Brandon Motes
btmotes@mit.edu

Brandon is a sophomore undergraduate pursuing his BS degree in physics and electrical engineering and is a member of ONE Lab at MIT. His current research is on building high-throughput characterization tools for photovoltaic device optimization.

  Elaine Ng  elaineng@mit.edu  Elaine is a sophomore undergraduate pursuing her BS degree in physics and is a member of ONE Lab at MIT. Her current research is on developing circuit interconnects for flexible silicon photovoltaics.

Elaine Ng
elaineng@mit.edu

Elaine is a sophomore undergraduate pursuing her BS degree in physics and is a member of ONE Lab at MIT. Her current research is on developing circuit interconnects for flexible silicon photovoltaics.

  Dasol Yoon   dyoon@mit.edu   Dasol is a senior undergraduate pursuing her BA degree in physics with a minor in computer science at Wellesley college and is a member of the Bawendi Lab at MIT. Her current research focuses on improving efficiency and stability of PbS quantum dot solar cells.

Dasol Yoon
dyoon@mit.edu

Dasol is a senior undergraduate pursuing her BA degree in physics with a minor in computer science at Wellesley college and is a member of the Bawendi Lab at MIT. Her current research focuses on improving efficiency and stability of PbS quantum dot solar cells.

 
 

Postdocs

  Patrick Brown  prbrown@mit.edu  Patrick is a postdoctoral researcher at the MIT Energy Initiative. His current research focuses on technical and regulatory strategies for integrating high levels of renewable energy and energy storage onto the electric grid. He received his PhD in physics from MIT and his BS in physics and chemistry from the University of Notre Dame.

Patrick Brown
prbrown@mit.edu

Patrick is a postdoctoral researcher at the MIT Energy Initiative. His current research focuses on technical and regulatory strategies for integrating high levels of renewable energy and energy storage onto the electric grid. He received his PhD in physics from MIT and his BS in physics and chemistry from the University of Notre Dame.

  Michel Nasilowski  micheln@mit.edu  Michel is a postdoctoral researcher in GridEdge and the Bawendi group at MIT. His research interests include the synthesis, characterization, and applications of solution-based nanomaterials. Michel received his PhD, Master's, and Engineer's degrees in chemistry from ESPCI ParisTech.

Michel Nasilowski
micheln@mit.edu

Michel is a postdoctoral researcher in GridEdge and the Bawendi group at MIT. His research interests include the synthesis, characterization, and applications of solution-based nanomaterials. Michel received his PhD, Master's, and Engineer's degrees in chemistry from ESPCI ParisTech.

 

Research Scientists

 
 
  Nicola Ferralis  ferralis@mit.edu  Nicola is a research scientist and director of experimental research in the Grossman group at MIT. His research interests include novel characterization techniques for photovoltaics, statistical analysis of material data through machine learning, and instrumentation design. Nicola received his PhD from Penn State University and his Laurea from University of Padova, both in physics.

Nicola Ferralis
ferralis@mit.edu

Nicola is a research scientist and director of experimental research in the Grossman group at MIT. His research interests include novel characterization techniques for photovoltaics, statistical analysis of material data through machine learning, and instrumentation design. Nicola received his PhD from Penn State University and his Laurea from University of Padova, both in physics.

  Anna Osherov  osherov@mit.edu  Anna is a research scientist in ONE Lab at MIT and lab manager of the Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center Shared Experimental Facilities. Her research focuses on the correlation between morphology, microstructure, and physical properties of materials. Anna received her PhD and MSc in materials science and engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Anna Osherov
osherov@mit.edu

Anna is a research scientist in ONE Lab at MIT and lab manager of the Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center Shared Experimental Facilities. Her research focuses on the correlation between morphology, microstructure, and physical properties of materials. Anna received her PhD and MSc in materials science and engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

  Annie Wang  aiwang@mit.edu  Annie is a research scientist in ONE Lab at MIT. Her research interests include flexible substrates, MEMS, and organic optoelectronics. Annie received her PhD, MEng, and SB from MIT, all in electrical engineering.

Annie Wang
aiwang@mit.edu

Annie is a research scientist in ONE Lab at MIT. Her research interests include flexible substrates, MEMS, and organic optoelectronics. Annie received her PhD, MEng, and SB from MIT, all in electrical engineering.


Administrative Team

  Vladimir Bulović  bulovic@mit.edu  Vladimir is the Faculty Director of the Tata-MIT GridEdge Solar program, Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT, and Associate Dean for Innovation in the MIT School of Engineering. He co-directs the MIT Innovation Initiative and is the faculty leading the design and construction of MIT.nano. Vladimir leads the Organic and Nanostructured Electronics Laboratory (ONE Lab).

Vladimir Bulović
bulovic@mit.edu

Vladimir is the Faculty Director of the Tata-MIT GridEdge Solar program, Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT, and Associate Dean for Innovation in the MIT School of Engineering. He co-directs the MIT Innovation Initiative and is the faculty leading the design and construction of MIT.nano. Vladimir leads the Organic and Nanostructured Electronics Laboratory (ONE Lab).

  Dane deQuilettes  danedeq@mit.edu  Dane is the Perovskite Team Lead in GridEdge and a postdoctoral researcher in ONE Lab at MIT. His research focuses on photophysics and surface passivation for perovskite solar cells. Dane received his PhD in chemistry and nanotechnology from the University of Washington and his BS in chemistry with a minor in applied mathematics from Pepperdine University.

Dane deQuilettes
danedeq@mit.edu

Dane is the Perovskite Team Lead in GridEdge and a postdoctoral researcher in ONE Lab at MIT. His research focuses on photophysics and surface passivation for perovskite solar cells. Dane received his PhD in chemistry and nanotechnology from the University of Washington and his BS in chemistry with a minor in applied mathematics from Pepperdine University.

  Samantha Farrell  stf@mit.edu  Samantha is the administrative assistant for Prof. Vladimir Bulović, ONE Lab, and the GridEdge program. Samantha is also an independent singer and songwriter with several critically acclaimed albums.

Samantha Farrell
stf@mit.edu

Samantha is the administrative assistant for Prof. Vladimir Bulović, ONE Lab, and the GridEdge program. Samantha is also an independent singer and songwriter with several critically acclaimed albums.

  Anurag Panda  apanda@mit.edu  Anurag is the Emerging Technologies and Market Team Lead in GridEdge and a postdoctoral researcher in ONE Lab at MIT. His research focuses on development of physical vapor transport-based printing of perovskite solar cells. He also researches energy needs of low-income communities in India to inform how to best deploy solar energy to increase energy access. Anurag received his PhD in materials science and engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his BE in electrical engineering from the Cooper Union.

Anurag Panda
apanda@mit.edu

Anurag is the Emerging Technologies and Market Team Lead in GridEdge and a postdoctoral researcher in ONE Lab at MIT. His research focuses on development of physical vapor transport-based printing of perovskite solar cells. He also researches energy needs of low-income communities in India to inform how to best deploy solar energy to increase energy access. Anurag received his PhD in materials science and engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his BE in electrical engineering from the Cooper Union.

  Monica Pegis  pegis@mit.edu  Monica is a part-time administrative assistant for GridEdge. Based in Vancouver, she is a professional violinist and a frequent guest artist at music festivals around the country.

Monica Pegis
pegis@mit.edu

Monica is a part-time administrative assistant for GridEdge. Based in Vancouver, she is a professional violinist and a frequent guest artist at music festivals around the country.

 

Principal Investigators

  Brian Anthony  banthony@mit.edu  Brian is the Director of MIT’s Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Program and a Principal Research Scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He leads the Device Realization and Computational Instrumentation Group, which specializes in developing instruments and techniques to monitor and control physical systems.    https://devicerealization.mit.edu/

Brian Anthony
banthony@mit.edu

Brian is the Director of MIT’s Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Program and a Principal Research Scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He leads the Device Realization and Computational Instrumentation Group, which specializes in developing instruments and techniques to monitor and control physical systems.

https://devicerealization.mit.edu/

  Marc Baldo  baldo@mit.edu  Marc is the Director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) and Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. He leads the Spin and Excitonic Engineering Group, which specializes in digital logic and optoelectronics, including organic light-emitting devices and low-cost solar cells.    http://www.rle.mit.edu/seegroup/

Marc Baldo
baldo@mit.edu

Marc is the Director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) and Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. He leads the Spin and Excitonic Engineering Group, which specializes in digital logic and optoelectronics, including organic light-emitting devices and low-cost solar cells.

http://www.rle.mit.edu/seegroup/

  Moungi Bawendi  mgb@mit.edu  Moungi is the Lester Wolfe Professor of Chemistry at MIT and a pioneer in the synthesis, spectroscopy, and applications of colloidal nanocrystals. He has served as a scientific advisor to several companies including QD Vision, Lumicell, Quantum Dot Corporation, and Nanosys.    http://nanocluster.mit.edu/

Moungi Bawendi
mgb@mit.edu

Moungi is the Lester Wolfe Professor of Chemistry at MIT and a pioneer in the synthesis, spectroscopy, and applications of colloidal nanocrystals. He has served as a scientific advisor to several companies including QD Vision, Lumicell, Quantum Dot Corporation, and Nanosys.

http://nanocluster.mit.edu/

  Tonio Buonassisi  buonassisi@mit.edu  Tonio is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and co-founder of the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems. He leads the Photovoltaics Research Laboratory, which develops techniques for improving the cost effectiveness of commercial and next-generation solar cells.   http://pv.mit.edu/

Tonio Buonassisi
buonassisi@mit.edu

Tonio is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and co-founder of the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems. He leads the Photovoltaics Research Laboratory, which develops techniques for improving the cost effectiveness of commercial and next-generation solar cells.

http://pv.mit.edu/

  Jeff Grossman  jcg@mit.edu  Jeff is the Morton and Claire Goulder and Family Professor in Environmental Systems and faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. His group specializes in computational and experimental studies spanning nanomaterials, electronic devices, water desalination, and renewable energy.    http://www.rle.mit.edu/gg

Jeff Grossman
jcg@mit.edu

Jeff is the Morton and Claire Goulder and Family Professor in Environmental Systems and faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. His group specializes in computational and experimental studies spanning nanomaterials, electronic devices, water desalination, and renewable energy.

http://www.rle.mit.edu/gg

 

Alumni

  Deniz Bozyigit  Current position: Chief Technology Officer, Battrion AG

Deniz Bozyigit
Current position: Chief Technology Officer, Battrion AG

  Chia-Hao Marcus Chuang  Current position: Data Scientist, Macy's

Chia-Hao Marcus Chuang
Current position: Data Scientist, Macy's

  Dong-Gwang Ha  Current position: PhD Candidate, MIT

Dong-Gwang Ha
Current position: PhD Candidate, MIT

  Han-Ming Hau  Current position: Undergraduate, University of Southern California

Han-Ming Hau
Current position: Undergraduate, University of Southern California

  Max Hoerantner  Current position: Vice President of Engineering and Co-Founder, Swift Solar

Max Hoerantner
Current position: Vice President of Engineering and Co-Founder, Swift Solar

  Huashan Li  Current position: Associate Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University

Huashan Li
Current position: Associate Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University

  Robert Nick  Current position: Desktop Metal

Robert Nick
Current position: Desktop Metal

  Claudio Vergara  Current position: Lead Product Architect, Off-Grid Electric

Claudio Vergara
Current position: Lead Product Architect, Off-Grid Electric

  Tony Wu  Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard

Tony Wu
Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard

  Haomiao Zhang  Current position: Assistant Professor, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China  .

Haomiao Zhang
Current position: Assistant Professor, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

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  David Zhitomirsky  Current position: Electro-Optical Engineer and Materials Scientist, E Ink

David Zhitomirsky
Current position: Electro-Optical Engineer and Materials Scientist, E Ink