Science Fellow 2011
Assistant Professor, Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jessika Trancik aims to accelerate the development of clean energy. Her quantitative models examine energy technologies such as thin-film photovoltaics to determine which approaches will best mitigate climate change. Jessika is also working to optimize energy nanotechnologies with applications from batteries to solar panels. Her work combines materials science, physics and operations research, and has received support from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. Her research has been featured in journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Nano Letters, and in media from SEED Magazine to MSNBC. Through her work on low-carbon energy sources, Jessika is advancing new ways to responsibly meet the world’s energy needs.