Colloquia & Guest Speakers

Tuning Thermal Emissivity with Microstructure

Michelle Povinelli

Monday, October 19, 2020
3 p.m.–4 p.m.

Zoom Virtual Setting

michelle povinelliDr. Michelle Lynn Povinelli is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics and Astronomy at the University Southern California. She is a Fellow of the OSA and the SPIE.

Povinelli is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), and the TR35 Award for innovators under age 35 from MIT's Technology Review magazine. Her research has been funded by a variety of sources including NSF, ARO, NASA, DARPA, DOE, private companies, and foundations. She was a member of the 2018-19 class of the Defense Science Study Group.

She received a BA from the University of Chicago, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD from MIT, all in Physics. She was a postdoctoral researcher in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She has co-authored more than eighty-five journal articles, three book chapters, and three US Patents.