A. Alperen Günay received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2014, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign (UIUC) in 2016 and 2019, respectively. His graduate work focused on thermal management, energy conversion, interfacial science, and renewable energy. He also spent two years as a postdoctoral project researcher at The University of Tokyo under Dr. Junichiro Shiomi where he worked on radiative cooling, silicon-based thermoelectrics, nanoscale energy transport, and sorption dynamics of metal-organic-framework (MOF) coatings.
His research efforts are focused on designing self-standing ecological devices for thermal applications and includes a combination of fundamental and applied research on nanomaterials, energy conversion materials and thermal management through phase change.