Todd Karin works in the Energy Materials and Systems group, where he develops technologies with the ultimate goal of reducing the environmental impact of human activities. These projects include developing energy storage materials, novel sensors, recycling technologies and more. He also works in the Compact Optical Sensing Group, developing deployable optical systems for biomedical applications. The research aims to drastically reduce the cost of medical testing equipment to improve cancer screening and extend care to low-income communities.
Prior to joining PARC, Todd investigated quantum optical properties of semiconductor defects and developed novel optical super-resolution microscopy methods. He has expertise in optical systems, semiconductor physics, quantum optics, and semiconductor devices.
Dr. Karin holds a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Washington and a B.A. in Physics from UC Berkeley. He received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a University of Washington Clean Energy Institute fellowship.