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The American Institute of Physics' Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy published commentary discussing the Institute for Energy Efficiency's 2013 Summit on Materials for a Sustainable Energy Future.
Date: 06/11/2013
Institute faculty Chris Van de Walle's paper, "Fundamental limits on optical transparency of transparent conducting oxides: Free-carrier absorption in SnO2," has been selected by the editor to feature in the Editor's Picks of 2012, as one of the most notable APL articles published in 2012.
Date: 06/07/2013
Wind and solar get all the attention, but a key path to lowering emissions involves finding a less expensive way to do carbon capture.
Date: 06/05/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
GreenTech Media highlights five cleantech achievements reached in the first five months of 2013.
Date: 06/03/2013
Type: Article
UC Santa Barbara professor of chemistry and of materials Galen Stucky was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his excellence in original scientific research. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States.
Date: 05/31/2013
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
High-performance thermoelectric materials that convert waste heat to electricity could one day be a source of more sustainable power. A University of Michigan researcher has taken a step toward that goal.
Date: 05/30/2013
Type: Article
The electrochemical reactions that occur inside fuel cells to generate electricity could provide a cheap way to selectively remove carbon dioxide from the exhaust gases of fossil-fuel power plants.
Date: 05/29/2013
Type: Article
Soraa, a LED company founded by leading Institute Faculty, has asked the EPA to address lighting color quality in the next ENERGY STAR standards. Left unaddressed, this lack of high color quality lighting products will lead to a stalling in consumer adoption of energy efficient lighting, says Soraa.
Date: 05/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Institute Faculty Umesh Mishra is featured in a Pacific Standard article discussing Mishra's work on power conversion. “When gallium-nitride technology manifests itself to its full potential, the savings could equal taking the West Coast off the grid."
Date: 05/24/2013
Type: Article

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