Newsletter: May 2020

Wednesday, 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 chance to address the status of Institute operations and thank all who have kept us afloat. As UCSB has halted all non-essential research and closed its campus, staff continues to work remotely at full capacity while students and researchers keep our projects advancing to the best of their abilities. Progress on Henley Hall continues with 85% of construction complete. The south terracotta umbra is complete with the terracotta baguettes now being installed on the east facade. Interior paint, electrical, lighting, comm cabling, doors and elevator work are ongoing and while there may be some slight delay, we still expect occupancy by the start of Fall quarter. My sincerest thanks to all for your continued hard work and dedication to our Institute's important mission.

All the best,
John Bowers

Institute and Faculty News Features:
John Bowers and Sangwon Suh: UC Carbon Offset projects selected for funding
Institute for Energy Efficiency Announces new Industry Partners Program
Shuji Nakamura will be honored by the National Academy of Sciences
Daniel Blumenthal awarded the 2020 C.E.K. Mees Medal by the Optical Society of America

Research Findings Features:
The World's Data Plan
Hydrogen identified as a culprit in capacity loss of batteries

Featured Talks from our Archives:
Solving Energy Management at UC Santa Barbara
Can Global Warming Be Held to 2 Degrees above Pre-Industrial?
Advances in Energy Efficiency Through Cloud and ML