Dr. Arash Takshi is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and a faculty affiliate in the Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) at the University of South Florida. Before joining USF, Dr. Takshi was working as a Research Assistant at the University of Maryland, where he collaborated with a research group to develop an energy harvesting system for wireless sensors. From 2007 to 2009, he was a Research Scientist at the University of British Columbia, working on the development of Organic/Bio photovoltaic devices. Dr. Takshi has more than forty publications in scientific journals and ten pending and granted patents. Dr. Takshi’s research group at USF was established in fall 2010. His group is active in the field of advanced energy materials, using conducting polymers, nanomaterials (Ag NW, Zn O NW, TiO2 nanoparticle, graphene), and biomaterials (i.e., proteins) for energy conversion and storage in electrical devices such as solar cells and supercapacitors. His research activities cover from materials synthesis/process to device fabrication/characterization/optimization.