Rafael Jaramillo

Thomas Lord Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Rafael Jaramillo is the Thomas Lord Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. Jaramillo’s research interests span materials science, semiconductor physics, and renewable energy technologies, with emphasis on defect- and phase-engineering of chalcogenide compound semiconductors. Jaramillo received his BS and MEng in applied and Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University and his PhD in Physics from The University of Chicago.

Selected Publications


June 8, 2021: Imperial College London, Imperial and MIT researchers join forces to tackle pollution and climate change.
June 14, 2019: MIT News, Materials Research Laboratory welcomes area teachers, community college students.
May 31, 2018: MIT News, GAIN program to connect community college students to career opportunities.