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With the complexity of future smart grids and the integration challenges posed by renewables, a deeper understanding of the grid’s dynamic network interactions as well as the control of those interactions is increasingly important.
Date: 11/15/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Tags: energy, power, UCSB
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara are developing a new method of harvesting the Sun's energy. "It is the first radically new and potentially workable alternative to semiconductor-based solar conversion devices to be developed in the past 70 years or so."
Date: 02/27/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The Institute's research grant to establish the Center for Energy Efficient Materials helped boost UCSB's research funding levels to new heights during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
Date: 07/29/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
Umesh Mishra's group received $3 million in ARPA-E funding for vertical GaN semiconductor research.
Date: 12/12/2013
Type: News
Tags: ARPA-E, GaN, UCSB
Chris Van De Walle
Professor Chris Van de Walle has been honored with the 2013 AVS Medard W. Welch and he plans to donate the award funds to support two UCSB student organizations
Date: 10/31/2013
Type: Article
lightbulb
UC Santa Barbara professor Igor Mezic along with Yoshihiko Susuki from Kyoto University can predict future massive instabilities in the power grid and make power outages a thing of the past.
Date: 12/13/2013
Type: News
Tags: UCSB
Phys.org features an article on the Institute's ICT Technology Roundtable report detailing the needed efficiency increases in network technologies to meet future energy demands.
Date: 08/27/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Communication
Institute faculty member Shuji Nakamura enabled an entire industry based on high-brightness LEDs by developing a practical way to manufacture efficient blue and ultraviolet LEDs, which are the basis for “white” LEDs.
Date: 11/25/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED, UCSB
Institute faculty members Shuji Nakamura and Steven DenBaars are participating in LED research involving true green semipolar InGaN-based laser diodes beyond critical thickness limits using limited area epitaxy.
Date: 11/26/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara say that they have discovered how to formulate LED phosphors for better efficiency, while Cree has announced a licensing agreement with NNCrystal covering remote phosphor IP.
Date: 11/04/2013
Type: Article, News

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