Faculty: Aaswath Raman
|Ph.D., Applied Physics, Stanford University
M.S., Computer Science, Harvard University
A.B., Physics & Astronomy and Astrophysics, Harvard University
Aaswath Raman is Assistant Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include metamaterials, nanophotonics, machine learning and renewable energy systems. He was previously a Research Associate at Stanford University, where he originated a research program on radiative sky cooling.
Aaswath received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2013, and his A.B. in Physics and Astronomy, and M.S. in Computer Science from Harvard University in 2006. He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals including Nature, Nature Energy and Physical Review Letters. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. he was a Program Manager at Microsoft. He is also a co-founder of SkyCool Systems.
He is the recipient of the Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction from the Government of Alberta, Canada, the SPIE Green Photonics Award for his work on solar cell research, and the Stanford Postdoctoral Research Award. In recognition of his breakthroughs in developing radiative sky cooling, in 2015 Aaswath was named one of MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 (TR35) as an Energy Pioneer. Recently, Aaswath was invited to speak at TED 2018.
Awards & Fellowships
- MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35 – TR35 (2015)
- Stanford University Postdoctoral Research Award (2013)
- Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction (2011) – Government of Alberta Ph.D. Fellowship.
- SPIE Green Photonics Award (2011) – Best Solar Technologies Paper at SPIE Photonics West 2011.
- Charles S. Noble Scholarship (2005)