Parthi received his B.S. degree in Engineering Physics with a minor in Electrical Engineering from UC-Berkeley in 2006 where he focused primarily on theoretical plasma physics. Parthi is currently pursuing M.S. and Ph.D.
in Electrical Engineering. To this end he will be primarily supported by a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, for which he was sponsored by the Department of Defense's High Performance Computing Modernization Office. His research interests include statistical and condensed matter physics, with specific application toward thermoelectricity.