University of Southern California – Viterbi School of Engineering
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Los Angeles, CA
June 2011 – August 2011
- Synthesized lead sulfide (PbS) quantum dots (QDs) that are well suited for solar energy conversion in solar cells.
- Analyzed the PbS QDs’ optical properties to quantify their efficiency in absorbing infrared light.
Harvard University – School of Engineering and Applied Science
Spring 2010 - May 2011
- Spearheaded a project to develop new electrode materials to improve the efficiency of fuel cells.
- Developed new techniques to create high surface-area metal catalysts.