Vaidyanathan (Ravi) Subramanian, Mentor

Q
If someone asked you to give them an elevator pitch on your research in 3 sentences, what would you say?
A

Materials discovery and devices development to harvest solar energy continues to be a challenge. Eco-friendly and earth abundant elements have a great potential to harvest solar energy. With solar energy: your future is bright!

Questions & Answers

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What do you find most rewarding or gratifying about being a mentor?
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  • The satisfaction I see in their faces when they come to me and report some good results.
  • Student achievement: Their recognition through awards, scholarships, and limelight.
  • Their thank you notes, it makes my day!
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What achievements and/or successes have resulted from being a mentor that you would not have had otherwise?
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Over $30,000 in scholarship funding, several high impact papers, regional and national recognition to SOLAR lab students. Undergraduate’s students at UNR are amazingly talented and have great potential. We should encourage them as much as we can. It is important to recognize Tamara Valentine of the HONORS program at UNR. She rocks!

Q
Share something about yourself that you won’t find on your resume.
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I am a proud father of three wonderful kids!

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