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A Seattle-based startup, EnerG2, has developed a carbon anode that can significantly improve the storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries without requiring a new battery design or a different manufacturing process.
Date: 04/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
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.
Date: 04/17/2013
Type: Article
In the latest rankings by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, UC Santa Barbara has placed second on the annual list of the top 500 major universities in the world in terms of impact in the field of the sciences.
Date: 04/19/2013
Type: Article
UC Santa Barbara researchers, lead by Institute faculty James Speck and Claude Weisbuch, in collaboration with colleagues at CNRS-École Polytechnique in France, have identified Auger recombination as the mechanism that causes LEDs to be less efficient at high drive currents.
Date: 04/22/2013
Santa Barbara Independent features an article about the UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency with keynote speaker Steven Chu.
Date: 05/01/2013
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.
Date: 05/01/2013
The Institute for Energy Efficiency held its 2013 UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency last week. The event brought together the best and brightest minds to discuss science and technology innovations in materials for an sustainable energy future.
Date: 05/01/2013
The Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program launches its latest challenge on Wednesday: an initiative to develop a $100 wireless submeter. The hope is that submeters can help building owners and tenants better understand energy use and help solve the split incentive issue.
Date: 05/06/2013
Type: Article
Institute Director John Bowers has been named Faculty Research Lecturer for 2013. The highest honor bestowed upon UC Santa Barbara faculty, Bowers is being recognized for his “groundbreaking scholarship, outstanding research contributions and scientific leadership.”
Date: 05/08/2013
Alberta will serve as a test bed for large-scale carbon capture and sequestration.
Date: 05/09/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities

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