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  • 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
  • Representatives from all 10 UC Campuses, 3 National Labs, and ANR collaborated to discuss how to reach the UC President's 2025 Carbon Neutrality Goal.
    Oct 27 2014
  • Shuji Nakamura, member of the IEE Lighting Solutions Group, has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics. Nakamura was honored for his semiconductor research which has led to worldwide industrial production of energy-saving LED lighting systems.
    Oct 6 2014
  • IEE Director, John Bowers, will give a GRIT Talk Wednesday, July 2nd on The Promise of Silicon Photonics.
    Jul 2 2014
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    In this Issue: News on higher performing batteries, a unique compound semiconductor, multi-junction solar cells, and more.
    Jun 3 2014
  • UCSB Professor Galen Stucky is a recipient of the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.
    May 29 2014
  • Technology Roundtable
    A report that details the outcomes of the Institute's Standards for GaN Power Electronics Technology Roundtable, held on March 11-12 at UC Santa Barbara, has just been released.
    May 22 2014
  • Arun Majumdar
    James Dehlsen and Ravi Viswanathan have joined the Institute’s Director’s Council, and Arun Majumdar is the newest member to join the Institute’s Global Advisory Board.
    May 20 2014
  • Tom Steyer
    At May 6th's Energy Leadership Lecture, philanthropist and clean energy advocate Tom Steyer highlighted the actions needed to successfully confront climate change.
    May 7 2014

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