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Aaswath Raman

“We can use the cold darkness of space to improve every energy process on Earth.”

Aaswath Raman is a scientist passionate about developing new sources of energy and mitigating climate change by harnessing light and heat using new materials. He is an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA, and also co-founder of a clean energy startup, SkyCool Systems. As founding CEO of SkyCool Systems, he led the commercialization and development of radioactive sky cooling, a technology that he developed as a research scientist at Stanford University beginning in 2013. Aaswath received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2013, and his A.B. in Physics and Astronomy and M.S. in Computer Science from Harvard University in 2006. He has published over 25 articles that have been cited over 2200 times in leading journals such as Nature and Nature Energy. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. he was a Program Manager at Microsoft. He has previously collaborated on projects to redesign refugee camps with UNHCR and to re-think governance in rural Sierra Leone. In recognition of his breakthroughs in developing radiative sky cooling, in 2015 Aaswath was named one of MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 (TR35). In 2018 he was invited to speak at TED 2018. His other honors include the Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction, the SPIE Green Photonics Award and the Stanford Postdoctoral Research Award.

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