As a graduate student in materials science, Clara investigated the mechanical stability of Si microwire array solar cells embedded in flexible polymer matrices. Clara received her BS in engineering at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering as a member of the inaugural class. Prior to Caltech, Clara worked as a product engineer at Spectrolab, where she became interested in investigating the reliability of highly efficient solar cells. Clara's research aimed to improve the mechanical properties of thin film flexible solar cells for enhanced efficiency, reliability and affordability.
RSI Research: Optimizing Structural Robustness and Flexibility of Vertically- Aligned Si Microwire Array Solar Cells