Neil He is a junior undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University studying Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. He is deeply determined to use his coursework and research experience to make a difference in the fields of clean energy and energy storage. He sees storage technology as a critical obstacle to widespread implementation of clean energy systems and is confident that his unique research experiences, strong academic foundation, and eager entrepreneurial spirit serve him to take full advantage of the opportunities of the ThinkEnergy Fellowship.
Neil’s most significant research endeavors thus far have been in the National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where he worked in Professor Joanna Aizenberg’s laboratory investigating new heat transfer phenomena on nano-engineered slippery surfaces. At his home institution, Neil works with the Student Sustainability Council to develop and promote initiatives to boost campus sustainability.
In addition to these pursuits, Neil runs for the CWRU Track and Field team. He hails from the Boston area and yearns for the chance to hike the White Mountains.