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Kedar Hippalgaonkar

Kedar Hippalgaonkar

Assistant Professor Nanyang Technological University


Prof. Kedar Hippalgaonkar holds a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor at the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Senior Scientist at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering at the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR).

His interests are in the application of ML/AI tools to unearth novel physics in existing or novel materials, especially with an eye for multifunctional devices towards sustainable energy. His research emphasizes on using high-throughput automated experiments via machine learning optimization and rapid characterization to accelerate materials discovery and device innovation.

He has published over 40 research papers and was nominated as a Journal of Materials Chemistry Emerging Investigator in 2019. He was recognized as a Science and Technology for Society Young Leader in Kyoto in 2015. For graduate research, he was awarded the Materials Research Society Silver Medal in 2014.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Distinction) from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University in 2003 and obtained his Doctor of Philosophy from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley in 2014. While pursuing his doctoral studies, he conducted research on fundamentals of heat, charge, and light in solid-state materials.

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