Atahan Kiliccote

Class of 2022


  • Anti-photovoltaics generate power without sunlight

    Solar cells, by definition, need sunlight—but not anymore. In an article published in the Jan. 2020 edition of journal ACS Photonics, University of California Davis electrical and computer engineering (ECE) Professor Jeremy Munday described an “anti-photovoltaic cell” that could generate up to 50 watts of power per square meter at night. To ...

    SciTech | February 17, 2020
  • Reversing climate change with carbon sequestration

    Global and U.S. greenhouse gas emissions increased again in 2018. Climate change is far from a won battle. Innovations in energy technology are required to slow the world’s approach to the precipice of climate catastrophe.

    SciTech | October 7, 2019
  • Comedian elected president

    Just last Sunday, Ukraine held the second part of their national elections to decide the president for the next five years. The comedian Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory, defeating the incumbent, prominent politician and oligarch Petro Poroshenko. Zelensky had already won the first part of the elections, which narrows the choice of president to two candidates from a set of 44. This initi...

    Forum | April 29, 2019
  • Bernie Sanders presents a new image in Schenley rally

    Bernie this election cycle is not the same as Bernie in the last cycle. After going to the Bernie rally in Pittsburgh this past Sunday, I have observed that today’s Bernie is much more centrist and patriotic than past Bernie. This is because he is trying to win this time, and he knows he can.

    Forum | April 22, 2019
  • Nielsen resigns as DHS Secretary

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, announced her resignation from the department this past Sunday, April 7. It is difficult to confirm if Nielsen left the department or if she was pushed out by Donald Trump, but there is agreement that there is pressure to take immigration policy in a “tougher direction.” Some news sources — but [not Fox News](

    Forum | April 15, 2019