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BioRajan (Raj) Kumar is a Lecturer in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Stanford University. He teaches a variety of core undergraduate courses, including both lecture and laboratory sections. Raj enjoys discussing fundamental materials science concepts with students and strives to help them develop strong research and communication skills.
Raj received his both his BS (Northwestern) and his PhD (UC Berkeley) in Materials Science and Engineering. During his PhD, Raj studied electrochemical energy storage devices with an emphasis on developing printable batteries for integrated electronic systems. He also completed part of his PhD at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory through the Department of Energy SCGSR Fellowship. As a graduate student, Raj received the UC Berkeley Teaching Effectiveness Award and Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. He also led workshops on effective teaching strategies for first-time graduate student instructors.