I’m a Postdoctoral Scholar studying Renewable Energy and Energy Meteorology in the Center for Energy Research at University of California San Diego. My postdocoral work and PhD dissertation research was advised by Prof. Carlos F. M. Coimbra, and was funded by projects from National Science Foundation, Department of Energy and California Energy Comission. During my time with the Coimbra Research Group, I was involved with a number of research projects such as high-fidelity solar irradiance forecasting using physical and machine learning models; spectral modeling of longwave and shortwave radiative transfer in the atmosphere; and physics-based estimation of cloud optical properties from cutting-edge remote sensing data (e.g., GOES satellite imaging). Currently, I am expanding my research areas to large-scale thermal energy storage, hybridizing different renewable sources for power production, passive cooling and desalination.
PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2018
University of California San Diego
MS in Mechanical Engineering, 2013
University of Pennsylvania
BEng in Building Science, 2011