Christopher Love received his B.S. in Chemistry from MIT (2009) and currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT.
In 2005, he graduated with an International Baccalaureate Diploma from Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, Florida. He was awarded the Heather and Patrick Henry Scholarship, the Reuter Scholarship, the George Snow (Petrangeli Family) Scholarship, the Sam Walton Community Scholarship, the Rotary of Delray Beach Scholarship, and the Florida Engineering Society Scholarship.
As an MIT undergraduate, he focused on natural systems in a variety of areas, including trees, olfaction, drug-delivery, and medical-device design. He was the first author on the peer-reviewed paper in Public Library of Science One for research sponsored by Voltree Power describing the mechanism of a
tree bioenergy source.
Christopher worked for ENEL in Pisa, Italy, in 2008 and 2009 designing hybrid geothermal/solar thermal power plants and evaluating alternative options for enhanced geothermal system. In January 2009, he traveled to India with D-Lab to implement technical solutions for problems facing rural communities. For his graduate studies, he was awarded the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) BP Fellowship. His research involves nanoengineered surfaces for applications in energy, water, and agricultural systems.
Christopher enjoys a variety of sports, traveling, and fun times with family and friends. He is fluent in Italian.