Fred Sharifi is a Project Leader in the Energy Research Group in the CNST. He received a B. S. in Physics (magna cum laude) from the University of Illinois, where he continued his graduate education and received a Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics. He then performed postdoctoral research at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ, and at the University of California San Diego, studying electronic transport in one-dimensional superconductors and tunneling spectroscopy of unconventional superconductors. In 1993, he became a faculty member at the University of Florida, where he was awarded an Alfred Sloan Foundation Fellowship, focusing on electronic transport and tunneling in magnetic systems. He joined TRW in 2001, working on superconducting electronics, and for the past five years was a Principal Scientist at GE Global Research in the Advanced Technology Program. Fred has approximately 40 journal publications. At the CNST, Fred is helping to build a research program on nanoscale energy processes in thermoelectrics and photovoltaics.
Energy Research Group
B.S. Physics - University of Illinois
Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics - University of Illinois