Undergraduate Research Researcher

Edward Hernandez

Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM)

Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL)


  • Nanostructures and Devices
  • Thermal Interface Materials
  • Renewable Energy

900 University Ave.

Riverside, CA 92521

Tel: (951) 827-1012



Moreno Valley College, Riverside

A.Sc. Math & Science


University of California, Riverside

B.Sc. Electrical Engineering


Edward M. Hernandez received his A.S. degree with Distinguished Honors in Mathematics and Science from the Moreno Valley College, California in 2015. He completed a ten-week full-time “Summer Bridge to Research Program” for select incoming community college transfer students. He presently continues his studies toward B.S. degree in the Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California – Riverside (UCR). He works as an undergraduate Research Assistant in Professor Balandin’s Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center at UCR. He has been conducting research on practical applications of graphene in thermal management of photovoltaic solar cells and electronic devices. He co-authored technical publications on the use of graphene for thermal management. He is also an expert in graphical and web-site design.