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.


  • 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... 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 ... 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... read more »


Oct 2

2020 Emerging Technologies Review - Day 1

Friday  |  9:00am
Virtual Two-Day Event
Oct 16

2020 Emerging Technologies Review - Day 2

Friday  |  9:00am
Virtual Two-Day Event
Nov 1

POSTPONED - The Decade of Materials: Novel

Sunday  |  4:00pm
ESB 1001


Vladimir Stojanovic


Mark Delucchi