Rafael Jaramillo will join the faculty as and assistant professor and the Toyota Career Development Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering, beginning summer 2015. He has a B.S. summa cum laude and an M.Eng., both in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University. He also holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Chicago. Rafael is currently a senior postdoctoral fellow at MIT in the Laboratory of Manufacturing and Productivity (LMP). His interests in renewable energy and accomplishments in developing materials systems and techniques for energy applications led to him receiving the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the US Department of Energy. Prior to his appointment in LMP, Rafael was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment. His research interests lie at the intersection of solid state physics, materials science, and renewable energy technologies.