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Humaira Taz

Energy Materials


Supervising Faculty: Ramakrishnan KalyanaramanJagjit Nanda

Humaira is originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh. She did her undergraduate in Applied Mathematical Science with concentration in Physics at Wesleyan College in Macon, GA. During the summer after her sophomore year, she worked on direct detection of dark matter under the supervision of Dr. Daniel McKinsey at Yale University. After that, she did research on robot locomotion on granular materials with Dr. Daniel I. Goldman at Georgia Institute of Technology. Coming from a country where load-shedding is a part of daily life, she has wanted to work on renewable energy from an early point in her academic career. Her research interests lie more specifically in using nanoparticles and plasmonics to make more efficient and marketable solar power, and also in conversion and storage of energy from solar power.


Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematical Science – Wesleyan College

Awards and Recognitions

  • Summa cum Laude Honors – 2013
  • Outstanding Senior Award in Faculty of Science - 2013
  • Munroe Science Scholar– 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Judith Newbern Endowed Scholarship – 2012
  • Lise Meitner Award for Outstanding Physics Student – 2011


H. Taz, R. Ruther, A. Malasi, S. Yadavali, C. Carr, J. Nanda, and R. Kalyanaraman. “In-situ localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) spectroscopy to investigate kinetics of chemical bath deposition of CdS thin films”. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. (2015) (In review)

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