Vinav Shah is a sophomore at the Pingry School. He has worked on research to determine the effects of confinement on fluids in nanoporous materials, focusing on system automation, in addition to research on electrochemical batteries. Particularly interested in environmental issues, Vinav built an apparatus to quantitatively measure atmospheric pollutants, collecting samples to analyze composition and image data from a scanning electron microscope. At the height of the pandemic, he proposed a candidate cure for COVID-19 to pulmonologists. In his free time, Vinav loves to design and play board games.