- Research Program Mentor
PhD candidate at University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
Circuits, Power Electronics, Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicles, PCB Design, Electricity & Magnetism
BioI am a PhD student at UC Berkeley focusing on power electronics design for future electric aircraft. I went to Cornell University for my undergraduate education, where I worked with a team of students to build highly efficient electric cars. I also conducted research in an analog, integrated circuit design group as well as a mixed biology and robotics lab. I am very passionate about renewable energy and am excited to pursue projects in this domain. Anything with circuits is fun for me! Outside of my research interests, I love to hike, bike, run, camp, climb, and just enjoy the outdoors. I also read a lot in my spare time and work on my own small projects like making an MP3 player or electric longboard.
Human-Powered Renewable Energy Source
Millions of people live without reliable electricity. They lack clean water, light, heat and many other luxuries we take for granted. Companies have provided small human-powered light sources which rely on pulling a cord. Our goal would be to design a similar system which stores enough elastic potential energy for useful applications such as powering electronics, cooking certain foods, or heating water.
An electromagnet, which is simply a coil of wire, can be used to levitate magnets. It creates an alternating magnetic field, which will induce current in nearby coils and could thus be used to power a levitating circuit. We would design the mechanical setup and electrical circuit to create floating lights. Hopefully this could be both beautiful and practical.
Musical instruments are expensive, bulky, and inflexible. What if we could connect with music more fluidly by using an electronic glove that reacts to our gestures and allows the user to effortlessly change instrument, pitch, key, and customize musical composition to their unique preferences?
We are constantly bombarded by ambient noise. People, cars, heaters, music, television, etc. create so much noise pollution that it can be extremely hard to find silence. What if we could design a system with speakers that can cancel all outside noise in an entire room? The short wavelengths of sound make this a very interesting technical challenge, both in terms of electronics design and understanding of physics.