Undergraduate Students

Stefano Roccasecca

email: srocca@sas.upenn.edu

Stefano is a Junior studying Physics with a Concentration in Computer Techniques. He plans to submatriculate into the Master’s in Physics Program from the University of Pennsylvania then possibly pursue a PhD.  He is from Weston, Florida and spends most of his free time watching or playing soccer.

His research interests include nanophotonic and optoelectronic device simulation. He is also interested in quantum information science and its commercialization.

Suyash Pati Tripathi

email : suytri33@gmail.com


He is a visiting student in the group from India. He is currently pursuing his undergraduate studies from the Indian Institute of Technology (Guwahati) in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. He plans to continue doing research after graduation and is planning to join a PhD program. Apart from academics, He is also interested in singing and badminton.

His research interest includes simulation, fabrication and characterization of novel semiconductor optoelectronic devices. While working at the intersection of physics and material science, Suyash enjoys working on projects that convert novel physical phenomena into usable and scalable devices.

Saif Khawaja

email: saifnk@wharton.upenn.edu

Saif Khawaja is a sophomore hoping to graduate with a dual degree in Statistics and Physics. Having grown up in Dubai, he hopes to stay in the US to pursue an academic career. Outside of physics, Saif spends his time producing music or playing jazz.

His research interests are in exploring new materials’ applications to transistors and other electronic devices.

Natalia Acero

email: nacero@sas.upenn.edu

Natalia is a Freshman studying Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Physics. She is from Bogotá, Colombia and plans to go back to work on the development of solar energy in Latin America. In addition to academics, Natalia enjoys playing volleyball, swimming, and drawing.

Her research interests are innovative ways to facilitate the use of reneweable energy in nanotechnology, specially solar energy. More specifically, she explores the properties of Van der Waals heterostructures as a function of device performance.