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  • Microgrids are an alternative to the traditional electrical gird, and are increasing in popularity for their reliability and efficiency.
    Oct 2 2015
  • The Berkeley CUP is startup competition seeking students with innovative clean-tech solutions. Selected teams partake in a mentorship program, and compete for a $100,000 grand prize. Application open until October 10th.
    Sep 30 2015
  • SimpliPhi Power has unveiled a lightweight lithium-ion battery for the home, joining the ranks of Tesla and Orison in developing consumer-friendly energy storage.
    Sep 25 2015
  • The U.S. Department of Defense awarded FlexTech Alliance a Cooperative Agreement to establish and manage a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics that will involve Michael Chabinyc, Tim Cheng, and Rachel Segalman.
    Sep 1 2015
  • Last month, our Director, John Bowers, completed a 2,753 mile bike ride from Banff, Canada to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Each mile biked raised money for Unite to Light to send solar-powered lighting to children in Africa.
    Aug 28 2015
  • AIM Photonics will receive $110m from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, supplemented by another $250m from the State of New York, with additional funding from public and private partners expected to exceed $245 million over the next five years for a 5:1 matching of federal funds.
    Jul 27 2015
  • If California is going to find a technological exit from its perpetual water crises,the next generation of precision agriculture will have to take root in the Central Valley, where growers soak up about 80% of the water diverted for human use.
    Jul 6 2015
  • BioSolar's joint patent application with UCSB's Dr. Alan Heeger and Dr. David Vonlanthen protects the innovative technology that forms the basis for the company's super battery technology.
    Jun 24 2015
  • A revolution is occurring in the lighting aisle: long-lasting, energy-saving light bulbs that cost more than $25 each when introduced years ago can now be found for $5 or less. While LEDs may currently fill just a few percent of America's screw-based sockets, that's about to change dramatically.
    Jun 9 2015
  • Fresh off being named the No. 1 public green university in the country, UCSB has won three Best Practice Awards in the annual Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Awards competition sponsored by the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC).
    May 1 2015
  • UCSB ranked No. 3 in Princeton Review’s list of the Top 50 Green Colleges — and No. 1 among public universities.
    Apr 16 2015
  • Students at UCSB’s Bren School conducted a pilot for a behavior-based program aimed at lowering energy consumption on campus.
    Apr 15 2015
  • In this Issue: News on ionic-organic ratchets, electronically-assisted photonics, saving energy in ReRam, and more.
    Mar 18 2015
  • In its annual ranking of leading graduate and professional programs, U.S. News & World Report magazine has rated two of UC Santa Barbara’s programs among the top 10 in the nation. UCSB’s Materials program was ranked No. 2 and the Chemical Engineering program ranks No. 9.
    Mar 10 2015
  • In this Issue: News on the Institute's new CLiCC project, improved processing tolerance of organic photonics, CEEM highlights, and more.
    Dec 5 2014

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