Jeff Braun graduate student in mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Virginia where he is a member of the ExSiTE Group (Experiments and Simulations in Thermal Engineering). His research is focused on building and improving experimental techniques that use pulsed lasers to study energy transfer at the nanoscale in hopes of improving efficiency in electronic and photovoltaic devices. Jeff has presented some of his research on thermal transport in amorphous materials at four major conferences and has published his work in Physical Review B and Applied Physics Letters. Jeff holds a B.S. in mechanical engineeering and mathematics from the University of Maryland.