The Institute for Energy Efficiency

The Institute for Energy Efficiency

UC Santa Barbara's Institute for Energy Efficiency is an interdisciplinary research institute committed to increasing energy efficiency in all of its research areas by 50 percent by 2025. The Institute's ultimate vision? To be a world-renowned leader in developing breakthrough energy technologies that substantially save energy while advancing the standard of living worldwide.


  • Aug 17, 2016
    In the pursuit of a new class of photovoltaic materials, researchers at UC Santa Barbara happened upon an entirely different discovery that addresses a centuries-old mystery of chemistry: Why does an iodine solution turn... read more »
  • Aug 8, 2016
    The next big development in the world of digital communications might come from a local community college or UCSB undergrad thanks to the AIM Photonics Research Undergraduate Apprenticeship at UC Santa Barbara.
  • Aug 4, 2016
    John Bowers, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and of materials at UC Santa Barbara, has been selected to receive the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photonics Award. Bowers is... read more »


May 27

Emerging Technologies Review

Friday  |  9:00am
Lobero Room, UCen
Apr 21

Photonic Propulsion for Relativistic Flight:

Thursday  |  4:00pm
ESB 1001
Feb 16

III-Nitride Quantum Dot and Dot-in-nanowire

Tuesday  |  11:00am
ESB 1001
Feb 10

The Global Warming War - Alarmists vs. Realists

Wednesday  |  4:00pm
ESB 1001


Pallab Bhattacharya


Philip Lubin