Shomik Verma
Shomik Verma Marshall Scholar at the University of Cambridge, M.Phil. in Materials Science
Duke University, 2019, B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering

“My GCSP focus was making solar energy economical. My experiences through GCSP showed me real-world impacts of technologies we develop in the lab. I received funding from GCSP to travel to California to install free solar panels for underserved communities and to travel to Argentina to install solar water heaters for a developing community. Seeing real families benefit from solar technologies was incredibly impactful and provided motivation for my research. GCSP also allowed me to attend a multiphysics numerical simulation conference, where I presented my research and won a Best Paper Award. I look forward to continuing to develop novel solar technologies during my time at Cambridge as a Marshall Scholar!”