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Benjamin Richards

Member - Hanrath Group

Ben received his B.S. from Cornell University in 2011 and is now a nanoscience practitioner.

After graduating from Cornell University, Ben received the unique opportunity to continue his undergraduate research-developing high-throughput Ge/Si nanowire synthesis processes. Originally, his research was solely intended to be implemented in battery applications; recently, he has experimented in nanowire solar cell applications. Ben's research involves varying parameters of a scaled process to find the optimal conditions for mass production and higher quality. He also investigates effective implementation of nanowires in batteries.