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  • Aug 16
    2019
    This New York Times article is a timely reminder that lack of access to clean healthy water is an issue in many parts of the world and is a growing problem.  At the UCSB Institute for Energy Efficiency, researchers in one of our core research themes, the Food-Energy-Water Nexus, attack some aspects of this complex problem arena. In particular, the researchers in our Food... read more »
  • Aug 2
    2019
    Olivier Jerphagnon, the founder and CEO of PowWow, and an Industry Partner to the Institute for Energy Efficiency, was interviewed by the VINE. They discussed Olivier’s connection with UC Santa Barbara, and his experience and innovation in water management and AgTech. “He explained that forging collaborations and connections between the public and private sector was... read more »
  • Aug 1
    2019
    "Solar energy projects could replace some of the jobs and tax revenues that may be lost as constrained water supplies force California’s agriculture industry to scale back. In the San Joaquin Valley alone, farmers may need to take more than half a million acres out of production to comply with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, which will ultimately put... read more »
  • Jul 31
    2019
    One of IEE's 2018-2019 Peter J. Frenkel Fellows, Nevena Golubovic, received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE ICIOT 2019 conference! Her paper entitled, "Improving the Accuracy of Outdoor Temperature Prediction by IoT Devices Nevena Golubovic, Rich Wolski, Chandra Krintz and Markus Mock” looks at new ways to do environmental sensing using “The Internet of Things” that... read more »
  • Jun 12
    2019
    UCSB Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Thuc-Quyen Nguyen receives national recognition for her contributions in the development of organic electronics and her recent publication titled "Solution-Processed Semitransparent Organic Photovoltaics: From Molecular Design to Device Performance" co-authored by UCSB Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Materials, Guillermo... read more »
  • May 31
    2019
    Under the direction of Computer Science Professor Tim Sherwood in UCSB's ArchLab, graduate student researcher Georgios Tzimpragos and ECE Professor Dmitri Strukov with their co-authors won the Best Paper Award at the 24th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS). Their paper titled, "... read more »
  • May 13
    2019
    UCSB Bren Professor Sangwon Suh details a revolutionary approach to storing and using carbon, and the impressive effort it will take to achieve.  With global emissions continuing unabated, climate change is proceeding at a startling pace. But a team of scientists from UC Santa Barbara and RWTH Aachen University in Germany have a new — and novel — destination in mind for... read more »
  • May 10
    2019
    Noah Horowitz summarizes the massive outpouring of support for light bulb efficiency standard.  
  • May 6
    2019
    Two electrical and computer engineering assistant professors receive NSF Early CAREER Awards    
  • Apr 4
    2019
    IEE has released it's quarterly newsletter featuring news, research and announcements from January through April 2019. View the full newsletter at this link: Newsletter April 2019 Research & News IEE introduces new Apprentice Researchers Program for high school students The last barrier to ultra-miniaturized electronics is broken, thanks to a new type of inductor IEE... read more »
  • Mar 29
    2019
    A new invited review paper on heterogeneous integration of III-V semiconductor photonics combined with silicon foundry technology has just been published in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. Authors: Roger Helkey, James F. Buckwalter, Adel Saleh, John E. Bowers. "Heterogeneous integration of III-V semiconductor photonics combined... read more »
  • Mar 27
    2019
    In the race for ever-improving technology, there are two related technical capabilities that drive our world forward: speed and size. These are related, as the smaller a device is, the less distance the electrical signal driving your device has to travel. As we've been able to cut silicon thinner, print circuit elements smaller, and develop increasingly miniaturized... read more »
  • Mar 22
    2019
    The Institute for Energy Efficiency Apprentice Researchers Program is hosted at the University of California, Santa Barbara, by the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) at the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI).​ In this program, high school students have the opportunity to do hands-on scientific investigations in a dynamic research environment, and... read more »
  • Mar 11
    2019
    UCSB Sustainability's quarterly newsletter titled "The Climate Scoop" highlights important new information about conservation and renewable energy projects on campus, the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative and ways you can help reduce UCSB's carbon footprint. Read the full Winter 2019 Newsletter here. Outline below: Know the Numbers: UC Santa Barbara Launches Online Campus... read more »
  • Feb 14
    2019
    Ten years into the future. That’s about how far UC Santa Barbara electrical and computer engineering professor John Bowers and his research team are reaching with the recent development of their mode-locked quantum dot lasers on silicon. It’s technology that not only can massively increase the data transmission capacity of data centers, telecommunications companies and... read more »
  • Feb 6
    2019
    The U.S. Department of Energy’s proposal to dramatically narrow the scope of light bulbs covered by the upcoming federal 2020 energy efficiency standards will cost consumers up to $12 billion on their utility bills and cause up to 25 more coal burning power plants’ worth of electricity to be generated every year. Read Noah Horoqitz's blog post about this proposal and the... read more »