Rafael Jaramillo

Rafael Jaramillo is a physicist-by-training who feels an imperative to work to develop sources of energy for our economy that are sufficient, safe, and renewable. Rafael received a B.S. summa cum laude in engineering physics from Cornell University in 2002, an M.Eng. from the same department in 2003, and a Ph.D. in physics from The University of Chicago in 2008. At Chicago he worked on projects that addressed the emergence of antiferromagnetic order in solids. He has held a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and was the 2010 recipient of the Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award from the Advanced Photon Source. From 2009 to 2011 he was a Ziff Environmental Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment, where he worked to better understand electron transport in oxides. From 2013 to 2014, he held an Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Award. During this time he was focused primarily on developing solar cells based on tin sulfide (SnS). He is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at MIT.

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