News

  • Nov 18
    2020
    Clarivate Analytics names 14 UC Santa Barbara scientists and social scientists, including IEE Director John Bowers, to its 2020 list of highly cited researchers. Fourteen UC Santa Barbara researchers have been named among the most influential scientists in the world, according to the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers released by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters... read more »
  • Oct 30
    2020
    The Institute for Energy Efficiency at UC Santa Barbara presents our 2020 Emerging Technologies Review. In this special year, IEE ETR took place in a series of focused virtual Friday workshops in October.  To view the presentations and panel sessions from these virtual events, please click on the links below. ETR Day 1: Energy Efficient Clouds... read more »
  • Oct 16
    2020
    Three projects with high-impact potential seeking to solve grand challenges of energy efficiency have been awarded seed funding from UC Santa Barbara’s Institute for Energy Efficiency (IEE). The IEE is an interdisciplinary research institute committed to improving energy efficiency across three key themes: smart societal infrastructure, computing and communications, and... read more »
  • Sep 24
    2020
    On November 16, 2019, pilot and author Robert DeLaurentis took off on an ambitious adventure. Setting out from San Diego county’s Gillespie Field, he banked toward Grand Prairie, Texas on the first leg of a pole to pole expedition. At each stop along the way he planned to talk about STEM education, aviation safety and technology, all with the intention of encouraging and... read more »
  • Aug 27
    2020
    The phrase “too much of a good thing” may sound like a contradiction, but it encapsulates one of the key hurdles preventing the expansion of renewable energy generation. Too much of a service or commodity makes it harder for companies to sell them, so they curtail production. Usually that works out fine: The market reaches equilibrium and economists are happy. But... read more »
  • Aug 27
    2020
    The nation is poised to usher in a new era of knowledge and innovation in the quantum sciences, thanks to a new crop of federally-funded collaborations that bring together national labs, research centers, university and industry.   UC Santa Barbara quantum scientists will participate in this nationwide surge of quantum research by contributing their considerable knowledge... read more »
  • Jul 21
    2020
    As our electronics continue to proliferate and become more sophisticated, the race continues for more power efficient and scaleable semiconductor devices — components that use minimal power while being small enough to pack into increasingly dense integrated circuits. MOSFETs (metal-oxide field-effect transistors) are an example of such a breakthrough. Developed in the... read more »
  • Jul 16
    2020
    UC Santa Barbara researchers continue to push the boundaries of LED design a little further with a new method that could pave the way toward more efficient and versatile LED display and lighting technology. In a paper published in Nature Photonics, UCSB electrical and computer engineering professor Jonathan Schuller and collaborators describe this new approach, which... read more »
  • Jul 2
    2020
    The COVID-19 outbreak brought with it an almost immediate and unprecedented national shortage of personal protective gear needed by health-care workers and others seeking to prevent the spread of the virus. N95 masks intended for single use by front-line health workers were being cleaned and reused. Questions arose: Were they clean? Were they safe? Were they still... read more »
  • Jun 29
    2020
    Jonathan Klamkin, an associate professor in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Director’s Fellowship.
  • Jun 18
    2020
    Albany, NY – NY CREATES (New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering and Science) announce the appointment of Dr. Michael J. Cumbo as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), effective July 6, 2020. Dr. Cumbo succeeds Dr. Michael Liehr in the role. AIM Photonics is the... read more »
  • Jun 17
    2020
    Information technology continues to progress at a rapid pace. However, the growing demands of data centers have pushed electrical input-output systems to their physical limit, which has created a bottleneck. Maintaining this growth will require a shift in how we built computers. The future is optical. Over the last decade, photonics has provided a solution to the chip-to-... read more »
  • May 26
    2020
    As our electronics continue to proliferate and become more sophisticated, the race continues for more power efficient and scaleable semiconductor devices — components that use minimal power while being small enough to pack into increasingly dense integrated circuits. MOSFETs (metal-oxide field-effect transistors) are an example of such a breakthrough. Developed in the... read more »
  • May 20
    2020
    IEE has released it's quarterly newsletter featuring news and research from January through April 2020. View the full newsletter at the link below: IEE's Quarterly Newsletter: May 2020 Director's Note: Dear Institute Students, Faculty, Staff, Partners & Supporters,   I hope you all remain healthy and safe during these trying times. I want to take this... read more »
  • May 14
    2020
    IEE Director John Bowers was selected to give the Plenary Talk for the virtual annual CLEO conference. View Slides
  • May 1
    2020
    UC Santa Barbara chemical Engineering professor Michael Doherty has received one of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) most prestigious honors: He has been selected to present the 2020 John M. Prausnitz AIChE Lecture. The honor is awarded annually to distinguished AIChE members who have made significant contributions to chemical engineering in their... read more »