Kitty Kumar

Kitty Kumar

Kitty Kumar

Kitty Kumar joined Aizenberg Group as a postdoctoral fellow in 2014 and her work in the group is focused on developing bio-inspired technologies, primarily in the area of robotics and thermoregulation at micro and macro level. She earned her first MSc. in the Department of Physics at Panjab University, India. Her fascination with manipulating materials at nano-scale to change their properties for a broad range of applications by using fundamental science and advance tools led her earn second MSc. degree in Physics at Memorial University, Canada followed by Ph.D. in Materials science and engineering at the University of Toronto. She is focused on developing new techniques for engineering materials for various applications and understanding the underlying physical phenomenon. The title of her PhD. thesis is “High Performance Inverted Pyramidal Texture for Silicon Photovoltaics”.

Awards and honors

2010-2013 Hatch Scholarship in Sustainable Energy Research

2012 Research Excellence Award; Advanced Photovoltaic Devices (APD) Research Group

2012 Best Poster Award for First Author Paper at 38th IEEE Photovoltaic (International) Conference

2012 Best Research Talk Award at Next Generation Solar (National) Conference

2012 McAllister Graduate Fellowship

2011 Research Mentorship Award; Advanced Photovoltaic Devices (APD) Research Group

2008 SGS Fellowship, Memorial University of Newfoundland

2004 Best Student in Physics Award, Government College for Women

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