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MRS Nelson "Buck" Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy

Aaswath Raman

Aaswath P. Raman
University of California, Los Angeles

The inaugural MRS Nelson "Buck" Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy will be presented to Aaswath P. Raman, University of California, Los Angeles. This NEW MRS Award recognizes an early-career professional for the development of novel sustainable solutions for the realization of renewable sources of energy. 

MRS acknowledges the generosity of Sophie Robinson for endowing this award in memory of her father, Nelson "Buck" Robinson.

About Aaswath P. Raman

Aaswath P. Raman is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of SkyCool Systems, a startup commercializing radiative sky cooling technology based on research that he originated. Raman previously held a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania, and was a research associate and postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University. His research interests include nanophotonics, metamaterials, thermal sciences, energy systems, solar energy conversion and computational methods.

Raman received his PhD degree in applied physics from Stanford University in 2013, and his AB degree in physics and astronomy and MS degree in computer science from Harvard University in 2006. He is the recipient of the Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction (2011), the SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics) Green Photonics Award (2011), the Stanford Postdoctoral Research Award (2013), the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 (TR35) Award (2015), and recently was an invited speaker at TED 2018.