The Institute in the News

  • Steven Chu spoke at the UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency urging scientists "not to leave their best work in the lab and wait for others to take over commercialization," an article by the Pacific Coast Business Times.
    May 1 2013
  • Santa Barbara Independent features an article about the UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency with keynote speaker Steven Chu.
    May 1 2013
  • In the latest rankings by Leiden University in the Netherlands, UCSB ranked 2nd on the annual list of the top 500 major universities in the world in terms of impact in the field of the sciences. This represents a jump of five places from last year's annual ranking of the top 500.
    Apr 17 2013
  • CNBC has shared the UCSB press release on the 2013 Summit on Energy Efficiency, to be held on May 1-2 2013. Keynote speakers at the event that is focused on "Materials for a sustainable future" include Steve Chu, Michael McQuade, George Crabtree and Kateri Callahan.
    Mar 28 2013
  • The Institute for Energy Efficiency is being featured in the winter edition of LoaLiving Magazine. The coverage recognizes the solution-driven research and innovation carried out at the Institute.
    Mar 27 2013
  • An interdisciplinary team of UCSB students has taken a top prize at the 2013 Better Building Case Competition, part of President Obama's Better Buildings Initiative. Several Institute faculty and graduate students were involved with this team.
    Mar 22 2013
  • "Better [power] conversion means the same work gets done with fewer power lines and power plants, and less environmental impact." An article by the Ventura County Reporter details the energy-saving work done by Institute Faculty Umesh Mishra's company, Transphorm.
    Mar 20 2013
  • In this episode of Lighting the World featured on UCTV, John Bowers of the Institute for Energy Efficiency describes how they are using the highly efficient white LED, discovered by Shuji Nakamura, to address the lack of reliable, economical light sources in many parts of the world.
    Mar 15 2013
  • Institute faculty member and Transphorm CEO, Umesh Mishra, will be presenting at the 2013 IHS CERAWeek as an Energy Innovation Pioneer, as reported by Market Watch. This title is given to forward-looking companies and entrepreneurs who are transforming the energy future.
    Mar 5 2013
  • From Marketwatch: UCSB announces Steven Chu as featured keynote speaker at May 2013 Summit on Energy Efficiency.
    Jan 25 2013

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