Meet the Innovators Under 35

Vivian Ferry, University of Minnesota

She uses nanocrystals to trap light and increase the efficiency of solar cells.

Vivian Ferry, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Vivian Ferry is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on understanding nanoscale light-matter interactions and optical metamaterials, for application in solar energy conversion and nanophotonic devices. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago and her PhD in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, and she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


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.