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Videos from UCSB Summit on Energy Efficiency, May 1-2, 2013  

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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.
Date: 10/06/2014
IEE Director, John Bowers, will give a GRIT Talk Wednesday, July 2nd on The Promise of Silicon Photonics.
Date: 07/02/2014
Type: Event
Technologies: Photonics
the chill off
The Chill Off 2 spent 18 months evaluating cooling technologies from many of the data center industry’s largest vendors. But in the end, tiny startup Clustered Systems stole the spotlight with a prototype that earned the best scores for energy efficiency.
Date: 06/06/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
UC Santa Barbara researchers have created a unique semiconductor with coherently embedded metallic nanostructures, paving the way for new and enhanced applications, especially for energy efficiency.
Date: 05/22/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
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.
Date: 05/22/2014
Type: Report
Technologies: Electronics
Zuli Smartplug
The Zuli Smartplug uses Bluetooth Low Energy to let you easily control and monitor lights and appliances from your smartphone.
Date: 05/21/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Electronics
proposed cross-section of the device structure
GaN-based solar cells for integration to multi-junction photovoltaics could raise concentrated photovoltaic system efficiencies to more than 50%. UC Santa Barbara researchers are some of those designing the devices.
Date: 05/15/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
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.
Date: 05/07/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Fred Wudl
UC Santa Barbara’s Fred Wudl, a research professor in chemistry and materials engineering, has received the 2014 Spiers Memorial Award for his many innovative developments in the field of organic electroactive materials and plastic electronics.
Date: 05/06/2014
Type: News
Philanthropist and clean energy advocate Tom Steyer to come to UCSB to discuss the real urgency of confronting climate change.
Date: 04/28/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change

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