Graduate Research Assistant
Arkasama is pursuing a PhD degree in mechanical engineering. She is originally from Kolkata, India and moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma in 2011 to attend Oklahoma State University. Her experience growing up in India helped her develop interest in renewable energy and energy efficient solutions. During her undergraduate career, she worked on projects involving ground source heat pump systems and alternative refrigerants. She also gained experience mentoring students as a calculus tutor and a supplemental instructor for physics. She secured an internship at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan during the summer of 2014 where she analyzed carbon nanotubes using a transmission electron microscope.
Arkasama graduated in 2015 with honors and started her graduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin. She joined the Webber Energy group in Spring 2017 and her research focuses on the integration of energy storage and solar photovoltaic energy with the conventional grid in Austin. Arkasama is also interested in engineering education and sustainable energy systems in developing countries.