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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dante DeMeo

Research Assistant Professor

Dante DeMeo

Dante DeMeo

Research Assistant Professor

Phone 617-627-3217
Halligan Hall
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
thermophotovoltaics, optoelectronics, energy harvesting, nanofabrication
Biography: 

Dante DeMeo is a part-time research assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts University.  When he is not working in Professor Vandervelde’s Renewable Energy and Applied Photonics Lab, DeMeo is working at his ecommerce company as cofounder and CTO, where he oversees software development and IT. DeMeo was previously an intelligence community postdoctoral fellow and a research fellow at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems. He earned his PhD, MS, and BS in Electrical Engineering at Tufts University. DeMeo’s research focuses on using optoelectronic devices such as thermophotovoltaics to harvest thermal energy.

Education: 
PhD, Electrical Engineering, Tufts University, 2013
MS, Electrical Engineering, Tufts University, 2010
BS, Electrical Engineering, Tufts University, 2008
Selected Honors and Awards: 
2016: Cambridge Select Inc. named one of the fastest-growing companies in America, INC 500
2013: Engineering Innovation Fellowship, National Science Foundation/American Society for Engineering Education
2012: Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award
2009-2012: Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation