Deep Shah is a 4th year student at The Ohio State University. He
currently conducts research on advanced III-V photovoltaics on Si in
Dr. Steven Ringel's group with the goal to drive down the cost of solar
energy and to increase cell eficiency. In addition, Deep is the current
project manager for OSU's branch of Engineers for a Sustainable, and
for the two years prior, he was the president. He is also a part of the
primer leadership development program, the Buckeye Leadership
Fellows Program (BLF), where he works on real world projects that
help his community beyond the OSU campus.
Deep is very interested in interdisciplinary learning, so while at Ohio
State, he has adopted and implemented a new engineering
curriculum, called the Grand Challenges Scholars Program, within the College of Engineering. The goal of the curriculum is to prepare future engineers to address one of the 14 grand challenges the National Academy identified in 2008; these engineers must be prepared to translate invention to the market place while understanding the societal implications such ideas bring. He intends to graduate with honors and honors research distinction in May of 2015 with a degree in chemical engineering and a minor in economics. He grew up in Troy, OH, but was originally born in India and was raised there until he was five. His post-graduate plans are to pursue a PhD in chemical engineering with a focus on reducing the
environmental impact from the automotive industry through fuel cell and/or battery research.