Palak Jauhari

  • B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Global Challenge: Making Solar Energy Economical

Being a global leader is the same as being a responsible global citizen, someone who believes that every individual is equal and hence, deserves the same respect and resources as the person next to them.”


Hi, I am a senior pursuing a BS/MS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with a minor in Sustainable Urban Environments. 

I am currently researching next-generation solar cells and other optoelectronic materials at the NYU Hybrid Nanomaterials Lab. This summer, I interned with Maxeon Solar Technologies, which helped me gain practical experience in solar cell R&D.

Apart from research at NYU, I am the President of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, the Vice President of external affairs for the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, and a Resident Assistant at Lafayette Hall.

Recently, I was chosen to be a part of the highly selective Young Professionals in Energy NYC Mentorship Program, becoming one of the 24 students from the NYC region to participate in a year-long clean energy-focused professional development program.

I was born in India and lived in Oman before moving to the United States during high school. In my spare time, I enjoy writing, walking the Brooklyn Bridge, and learning French.

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