Alumni Goldhirsh-Resnick First-Year Graduate Fellow
Prineha graduated from Caltech with a PhD in applied physics. She did her undergraduate work at Drexel University in materials science and engineering and worked at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center. At Drexel, she served as president of their Engineers Without Borders chapter. Prior to Caltech, her research had been rooted in addressing the need for improved energy storage solutions and she focused on developing commercially viable, sustainable, low cost battery systems. At Caltech, she worked as part of JCAP investigating light absorbers. In 2014, Prineha won the Dow-SISCA Runner-up Prize for the project, "Light Capture, Conversion & Catalysis Strategies for an Integrated Photosynthetic Solar-Fuels Generator via New Materials Physics".
Prineha is currently an Assistant Professor of Materials Science at Harvard University.
RSI Research: Tetranuclear, Homo- and Heterometallic Clusters for Dioxygen Reduction
Faculty Adviser: Harry A. Atwater
PhD Thesis: Light-Matter Interactions in Semiconductors and Metals: From Nitride Optoelectronics to Quantum Plasmonics