Meet the Innovators Under 35

Aaswath Raman, Stanford University

Your next air-conditioning system might save energy by beaming heat into outer space.

Aaswath Raman, Research Associate, Stanford University

As a Research Associate at Stanford University, Aaswath Raman has developed new approaches to harnessing a ubiquitous, but largely unexploited, source of energy: the cold of space. Building on his expertise in photonics and optics, he leads a team translating these breakthroughs into practical technologies that can deliver cooling without the need for electricity or water. Beyond research, he has worked to redesign refugee camps as part of collaboration with UNHCR, the United Nations' refugee agency, to improve the delivery of legal services in Sierra Leone. He was previously a program manager for Microsoft’s search engine. Raman received a bachelor's degree in physics and astronomy/astrophysics from the Harvard University, a master's degree in computer science from Harvard, and a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.