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New ranking shows shows the impact UCSB is having in the areas of materials for energy production & storage, next generation microelectronics, and medically relevant biomaterials.
Date: 07/11/2011
Type: News
Buoyed by the highest voter turnout ever recorded, students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, took an unprecedented step last week when they approved the "Student Services Renewable Energy Initiative."
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
UCSB researchers, including Institute faculty Dan Morse, have discovered the mechanism behind squids and octopuses' ability to change colors. Aside from the possible applications in synthetic camouflage, this finding can have applications for increased energy efficiency in telecommunications.
Date: 07/25/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Communication
Auger coefficient figure
UC Santa Barbara theorists say that the nitride semiconductor LED lighting performance problem, commonly referred to as ‘efficiency droop,’ is caused by Auger recombination.
Date: 04/20/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Larry Coldren
Institute faculty member Larry Coldren will direct UCSB's new research consortium: Photonic Integration for Coherent Optics (PICO). The new DARPA-funded group will focus on developing photonic technologies for communications and sensing applications.
Date: 09/26/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Communication, Photonics
Researchers at UCSD find that rooftop solar photovoltaic panels offer shade to buildings and help keep them cool.
Date: 07/26/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: HVAC, Solar/Photovoltaics
The four-part series "Lighting the World" by UCTV honors Institute Faculty Shuji Nakamura for his work on LEDs. The series shows how LEDs are transforming the world we live in.
Date: 05/31/2013
Type: Video
The solar assembly from the University of Delaware and other researchers have achieved perhaps the highest efficiency yet measured in experiments.
Date: 04/15/2010
Type: News
The Institute for Public Policy Research recommends that the UK government increases their incentives for low-carbon and energy-efficient technologies. Greater manufacturer participation is required for the UK to meet its low-carbon economy goals.
Date: 06/05/2012
Type: Article
The British government is encouraging UK businesses to invest in energy-efficient technologies with their matching funds incentive, allowing UK businesses to be more competitive with foreign companies that benefit from lower energy costs.
Date: 05/15/2013
Type: Article

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