Current Place of Residence: Berkeley, United States
University: University of California, Berkeley
Current/Recent Course: BA Physics
Namrata is a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, pursuing a Physics (Honors) degree. Her senior thesis, supervised by Professor Naomi Ginsberg, involves understanding the dynamics of self assembly of gold nanocrystal superlattices using optical and x-ray scattering techniques. She has also worked on studying the trajectories of electrons in manganese doped halide perovskites using Monte Carlo simulations. At Oxford, she hopes to continue investigating the origins of intriguing phenomena in promising photovoltaic materials by being at the interface of experimental and computational physics. Namrata is also very passionate about diversity in STEM fields and multimedia storytelling, and has combined both interests by starting “The STEMinist Chronicles” (www.steministchronicles.com), an organization that currently uses photoessays to tell the stories of women in STEM.