Research News

Solving the synchronization problem in power networks 

Scientists find a concise formula to predict stable synchronization in complex 

power networks. 

Institute researchers have recently demonstrated an alternative to light emitting diodes (LEDs).


Advances in computing technology: memristors and neural applications

A new hybrid approach in computing technology will help develop next generation 

memory as a potential scalable alternative for DRAM.

Researchers are working on solutions to help alleviate the problems of high cost and low availability of cellular network access in remote rural areas.
Institute & Faculty News 
The report from the Institute's Technology Roundtable on concentrator photovoltaics was published in the October 2013 issue of the IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics.

Institute announces two new Industry Partners

The Copper Development Association & Gentherm Inc. have joined the Institute's
Galen Stucky
Industry Partners Program.

96 fellows were chosen for their outstanding accomplishments in Chemistry 
and contributions to the ACS, the world's largest scientific society.
Start-up Highlight

A new generation of solar innovation from NEXT Energy Technologies

UCSB start-up Next Energy Technologies has developed a new generation of solar technology based on breakthrough organic semiconductors pioneered at UC Santa Barbara.
In the News

UCSB startup Soraa unveiled a second generation of LED lamps that generate 40% more light.




An editorial on highlights from the 2013 Summit on Energy Efficiency was published in the American Institute of Physics' Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy.  

Upcoming Events

Institute Seminar: The Changing Energy Landscape - A Summary of Key Issues & Trends - David Auston, October 30 @4pm.


Institute Seminar: Confining Light on a Chip: The Science of Optical Micro-Resonators - Kerry Vahala, November 6 @4pm.


Institute Seminar: Personal Perspectives on Advancing Energy Sustainability - Millie Dresselhaus, 2013 UC Santa Barbara Dow Distinguished Lecturer, November 20 @4pm.


Materials Research Outreach Program Symposium (MROP 2014) - Feb 4-5, 2014.



Institute seminar by Alan Sellinger, Colorado School of Mines: Materials for Organic Photovoltaics: Non-Fullerene Acceptors and Low-Band Gap Dyes for BHJ OPVs
Thank You to our Industry Partners



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