Sarah Sofia

Sarah is a Ph.D. candidate in the Mechanical Engineering department, working in the PV Lab with Professor Tonio Buonassisi. She received her B.S. in Physics and Astrophysics at Haverford College in 2014, and earned her S.M. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT while working in the PV Lab in 2016.

Supported by the Martin Family Fellowship, Sarah will be working on tandem solar cells, a high efficiency solar cell architecture, and working to enable cost effective tandem solar modules. She is performing techno-economic analyses that combine device modeling, location-specific energy yield calculations, and manufacturing cost analysis, and additionally uses the analyses to guide tandem solar cell device development and fabrication to identify a path to cost effective tandem solar cells and help enable Next Gen technology to be viable to be brought to market.