Aaswath Raman


Ph.D., Applied Physics, Stanford University, 2013

M.S., Computer Science, Harvard University, 2006

A.B., Physics & Astronomy, Harvard University, 2006

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. cum laude in Physics and Astronomy and Astrophysics, 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.

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