Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Postdoctoral Fellow

Kitty Kumar
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Kitty Kumar joined Aizenberg Group as a postdoctoral fellow in 2014 and her work in the group is focused on developing bio-inspired technologies, primarily in the area of robotics and thermoregulation at micro and macro levels. She earned her first M.Sc. in the Department of Physics at Panjab University, India. Her fascination with manipulating materials at nano-scale to change their properties for a broad range of applications by using fundamental science and advance tools led her earn second MSc. degree in Physics at Memorial University, Canada followed by Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is focused on developing new techniques for engineering materials for various applications and understanding the underlying physical phenomenon. The title of her Ph.D. thesis is "High Performance Inverted Pyramidal Texture for Silicon Photovoltaics." Kitty has recently joined Carmel Majidi's group, a former Harvard MRSEC postdoctoral fellow himself, at Carnegie Mellon University for a second postdoctoral fellowship.