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Théo finished his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in June and is continuing his senior thesis research on Evaporative-Radiant cooling with Professor Forrest Meggers. He is personally and professionally focused on sustainable behaviors and technologies with an emphasis on buildings.
Wesley is a 2nd year PhD Student working in Dr. Daniel Steingart’s lab researching next generation lithium metal battery chemistries. After completing an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, he worked in management consulting at Accenture and as a battery scientist at a Silicon Valley battery startup before going to graduate school to explore the deeper complexities of battery technology.
Andrew Kim is a 5th year PhD student in Electrical Engineering studying batteries with Professor Dan Steingart. His research focuses mostly on how different temperatures affect the performance of alkaline batteries and lithium-ion batteries. Outside of work, his interests lie in cooking, gardening and agriculture.
Hongshan is currently a 4th year PhD in the School of Architecture with the technology and computational design track. With background in mechanical engineering, energy systems and building simulation, she has been working at the cross-disciplinary Meggers C.H.A.O.S. Laboratory for the last three and a half years – moving on to close in for her dissertation topic to investigate the relationship between the built environment and the thermal comfort of the occupants within it. Currently involved in several research project including urban water issues and geothermal energy delivery, her work so far has been examining the individual connections rather than the overarching chain of delivery.
Sean is a 3rd year student pursuing a master’s degree at Princeton University’s School of Architecture. His focus is on Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) and additive manufacturing. He also works closely with Forrest Meggers’ CHAOS (Cooling and Heating in Architecturally Optimized Systems) Lab on fabricating components and housings for their sensors and experiments.
Nicholas is the Co-founder and CEO of Hearth Labs, a Princeton spin-out improving building energy efficiency and comfort. He is also a researcher in Forrest Meggers’ CHAOS (Cooling and Heating for Architecturally Optimized Systems) Lab located in the Andlinger Center. His background is in computer science with a focus on intelligent systems. His previous experience includes working at a startup augmenting human intelligence through machine learning, drone research and quantitative finance development.
Dr. Michael Bozlar is a materials scientist with broad interests in the field of organic and inorganic nanomaterials, including polymers, carbonaceous structures, and ceramics. He has strong expertise in the synthesis, processing, and characterization of a broad spectrum of materials at various scales. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering jointly from CentraleSupelec and Ecole Normale Superieure Paris-Saclay (France). At Princeton, he has done extensive research in the area of graphene for various energy related applications, such as Li-ion batteries. His current research is focused on the design of new generations of energy-efficient materials for a sustainable environment.