Aakash Kumar

Role:  Mentorship Committee Coordinator


Aakash is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Energy Sciences Institute working with Prof. Diana Qiu, where he employs world’s fastest supercomputers to understand the atomic and electronic structure of materials; and how their defects could be engineered to design novel energy materials like batteries and solar-cells.

He received his Ph.D. from University of Florida and did postdoctoral research at University of Pennsylvania before joining Yale in 2020.  He values the role of mentorship in education, and promoting a more diverse STEM community to coalesce the varied thinking and problem solving skills.  

Contact: aakash.kumar@yale.edu