Jon Schuller graduated from the Physics department at UC Santa Barbara in 2003. Afterwards, he joined the Applied Physics department at Stanford University where he received his Ph.D. working with Professor Mark Brongersma. There, Schuller's research interests comprised nanophotonics, plasmonics, metamaterials, and IR spectroscopy. After graduating in 2009, he took a position as a Fellow of the Energy Frontier Research Center, where he applied nanophotonics concepts and techniques towards the fundamental study of solar cell materials and optics. In 2012 Schuller became a "born-again Gaucho," joining the ECE department as an Assistant Professor.