Michelle graduated from Caltech with a PhD in materials science. Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, she obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in materials science and engineering in 2012. Her undergraduate research focused on computational methods to design silver nanowire networks for applications as flexible transparent conductors. As a Resnick fellow, she investigated the applicability of monolayer semiconductors to ultralight solar cell devices, and ways to improve their absorption and efficiency through unique "2+1D" geometries.
Michelle is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at MIT.
RSI Research: Towards Ultralight High Efficiency Solar Cells Using 2+1D Materials and Architectures