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Kitty Kumar

Kitty Kumar
Visiting Lecturer
Tower 523
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University; Ph.D. - University of Toronto
Professional Experience: 


Manuscripts in Review or in Preparation

  • “Biologically Inspired Functionally Graded 3D printed Hybrid Robotic Grippers.” Kumar,K.; Liu, J.; Ali, M.; Tolley, M. T.; Weaver, J.; Aizenberg, J.; Ingber, E. D.; Bertoldi; K.
  • “Inverted Pyramidal Gratings for High Efficiency Ultra-Thin Silicon Photovoltaics.” Kumar, K; Khalatpour, A; Nogami, J; Kherani, N. P.
  • “Corrugated Design for Fast Response and Low Input Pneumatic Actuators.” Kumar,K.; Boatti, E.; Dorancy, J. F.; Aizenberg, J.; Ingber, E. D.; Bertoldi; K.
  • “Biologically inspired Millifluidic Design for Uniform Cooling on Large-area Windows and Photovoltaics.” Kumar,K.; Hancock, M.; Doherty, T.; Aizenberg, J.; Ingber, E. D.; Bertoldi; K.

Published Journal Articles

  • 2014 - "Interferometric Femtosecond Laser Processing for Nanostructuring Inside Thin Film." Ho, S.; Kumar, K.; Lee, K. K.; Li, J.; & Herman, P. R. Advanced Optical Technologies, 3(5-6), 499-513. DOI: 10.1515/aot-2014-0047
  • 2014 - "Quantized structuring of transparent films with femtosecond laser interference." Kumar, K.; Lee, K. K.; Li, J.; Nogami, J.; Kherani, N. P., & Herman, P. R. Light: Science & Applications, 3(3), e157. DOI:10.1038/lsa.2014.38
  • 2013 - “Ultrafast laser direct hard-mask writing for high efficiency c-Si texture designs.” Kumar, K.; Lee, K. K.; Nogami, J.; Herman, P. R.; & Kherani, N. P. EPJ Photovoltaics, 4, 45101. DOI:
  • 2012 - “Femtosecond laser direct hard mask writing for selective facile micron-scale inverted-pyramid patterning of silicon.” Kumar, K.; Lee, K. K. C.; Herman, P. R.; Nogami, J.; & Kherani, N. P. Applied Physics Letters, 101(22), 222106. DOI:
  • 2012 - “Ultrafast laser direct hard-mask writing for high performance inverted-pyramidal texturing of silicon”. Kumar, K.; Lee, K. C.; Nogami, J.; Herman, P. R.; & Kherani, N. P. (2012, June). In 2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), (pp. 002182-002185). IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2012.6318029
  • 2008 - “Orientationally correlated colloidal polycrystals without long-range positional order”. Arcos, C.; Kumar, K.; González-Viñas, W., Sirera, R.; Poduska, K. M., & Yethiraj, A. Physical Review E, 77(5), 050402. DOI:

Professional Affiliations and Organizations

  • PV Innovation Network, Canada; Member
  • Materials Research Society; Member 

Awards and Honors

  • 2010-2013 - Hatch Scholarship in Sustainable Energy Research
  • 2012 - Research Excellence Award; Advanced Photovoltaic Devices (APD) Research Group
  • 2012 - Best Poster Award for First Author Paper at 38th IEEE Photovoltaic (International) Conference
  • 2012 - Best Research Talk Award at Next Generation Solar (National) Conference
  • 2012 - McAllister Graduate Fellowship
  • 2011 - Research Mentorship Award; Advanced Photovoltaic Devices (APD) Research Group 
  • 2008 - SGS Fellowship, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • 2004 - Best Student in Physics Award, Government College for Women 
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