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2021 Fellow

Suhas Mahesh

PhD Institution
University of Oxford
Postdoctoral institution and lab

Sargent Group, University of Toronto

Suhas is a physicist who is pioneering next-generation photovoltaic technology to combat climate change. During his PhD at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, Suhas worked with Professor Henry Snaith FRS to unravel the origin of energy losses in perovskite photovoltaics, earning a thesis commendation award for the ‘exceptional’ research.

As a Schmidt Science Fellow, Suhas has pivoted his science to focus on accelerated materials discovery for clean-energy technologies. During his Placement in the Sargent Group, University of Toronto, Suhas will use machine learning and accelerated experiments to sift through the perovskite materials family, discovering materials for photovoltaics, display technologies, and energy-efficient lighting.

By acquiring bilingual proficiency in accelerated experiments and computation, Suhas hopes to find ways to develop next-generation materials for solving grand challenges like energy storage, clean electricity, and decarbonization. Suhas’ other passions include composing classical poetry, science outreach, and promoting open science.