During his time as a 2015-16 MLK Visiting Associate Professor, Baratunde Cola recruited, advised and supported Ali Sina Booeshaghi, an undergraduate MIT student whose work has received a 2016 SACNAS Student Presentation Award. The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from

Baratunde Cola: 40 Under 40 Award

Friday, 13 November 2015 by

Baratunde Cola was among Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 Awardees. From the Atlanta Business Chronicle (6 Nov 2015): About 400 people turned out for the annual awards event Thursday night in the Fox’s Egyptian Ballroom. A dusting of star power fell on the audience when honoree and Atlanta native Christoper “Ludacris” Bridges stepped to the stage, and Master of

Baratunde Cola and his research team use nanometer-scale components to demonstrate the first optical rectenna, a device that combines the functions of an antenna and a rectifier diode to convert light directly into DC current. Based on multiwall carbon nanotubes and tiny rectifiers fabricated onto them, the optical rectennas could provide a new technology for photodetectors that would operate without