Aaswath Raman is Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA. 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, and in 2018 he received the MRS Nelson Buck Robinson Award for Science and Technology in Renewable Energy.
Awards & Fellowships
- Materials Research Society (MRS) Nelson Buck Robinson Award (for Science and Technology in Renewable Energy) (2018)
- TED 2018 Invited Speaker (2018)
- MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35 – TR35 (2015)
- Stanford University Postdoctoral Research Award (2013)
- Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction (2011) – Government of Alberta Ph.D. Fellowship.
- SPIE Green Photonics Award (2011) – Best Solar Technologies Paper at SPIE Photonics West 2011.
- Charles S. Noble Scholarship (2005)