Sean manages the Energy Systems group in the Hardware Systems Laboratory, which seeks to impact the way energy is produced, managed, and utilized through a diverse set of projects. These include: advanced cooling technologies for next-generation air conditioning and refrigeration; atmospheric CO2 capture for renewable, infrastructure-compatible liquid fuels; and enhanced geothermal systems.
Trained as an experimental physicist, Sean has experience in a broad array of areas including optics, electronics, micromechanical systems, microfabrication, vacuum, and cryogenics.
Dr. Sean Garner received his Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University, and B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Physics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He also did a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University.
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