Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Michael Fusella

Academic Advisor(s): Barry P. Rand
Office: F210 D1 Engineering Quadrangle

I am originally from Niskayuna, NY, a small town near Albany. I obtained my B.S. in Applied Physics from Columbia University in 2012. As someone who has an avid interest in alternative energy sources, I spent much of my undergraduate career studying plasma physics and fusion energy and working on Columbia’s High Beta Tokamak – Extended Pulse (HBT-EP). At Princeton, I am continuing to study alternative energy sources through my research on organic photovoltaics, a solution that is better positioned to address today’s energy problems. I enjoy studying the physics of electronic materials and am interested in applying my research to build practical solutions. In my free time I enjoy playing piano, reading tech blogs (particularly those related to Apple), woodworking, taking photographs, and exploring new places.