The Institute for Energy Efficiency

The Institute for Energy Efficiency

UC Santa Barbara's Institute for Energy Efficiency (IEE) is a world leader in developing breakthrough technologies that substantially save energy while advancing the standard of living worldwide. IEE’s award-winning research has been the foundation for numerous energy-saving innovations including bright and energy-saving white light LED lighting, more energy-efficient data-center communications and interconnects, and software that reduces energy usage in buildings worldwide.


  • Mar 15, 2022
    Kerem Çamsari, an assistant professor in UC Santa Barbara’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, has received a prestigious Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). One of thirty-two... read more »
  • Feb 9, 2022
    "We catch up with the 2006 Millennium Technology Prize winner, Shuji Nakamura, to reflect on the impact of the award, his illuminating LED invention – and what he’s achieved since. Shuji Nakamura astonished the scientific... read more »
  • Feb 3, 2022
    Three UC Santa Barbara professors selected to serve as authors on the Fifth National Climate Assessment Three UC Santa Barbara professors — Halley Froehlich(link is external), Eric Masanet(link is external) ... read more »


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