Research News
A report led by Prof. Sangwon Suh assesses the implications of halving global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. 

A novel ceramic coating composition may improve the efficiency of gas turbines at high operating temperatures.


Researchers at UC Santa Barbara are reaching record efficiencies with new molecular donor materials.


Faculty & Campus News

Umesh Mishra's group received $3 million in ARPA-E funding for 

vertical GaN semiconductor research.


The deployment phase is underway for UC Santa Barbara's
energy-efficient networked lighting control systems.

Developed by Profs. Seshadri and DenBaars, this new approach for determining phosphor rigidity progresses development of solid-state lighting at elevated brightness and temperature.
In the News

600V GaN products produced by UCSB startup Transphorm adopted by Delta Electronics


Materials Professor Chris van de Walle honored with the 2013 AVS Medard W. Welch Award 


Quartz reports on Prof. Steve Denbaars' research on laser diodes


UCSB startup Soraa receives Product Innovation Award for its SORAA SNAP System™

Seminar Videos

10/23--John Perlin: Let it Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy
10/30--David Auston: The Changing Energy Landscape - A Summary of Key Issues and Trends
11/13--Vidvuds Ozolins: Sparse Physics and its Applications to Energy Materials
11/30--Millie Dresselhaus: Personal Perspectives on Advancing Energy Sustainability

Upcoming Events

2014 IEE/CEEM Seminar Series


Jan. 9, 4pm, ESB 2001: Kang Shin, Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Michigan 


Jan. 15, 2pm, ESB 1001: Gang Chen, Professor of Power Engineering, MIT

Feb. 19, 4pm, ESB 1001: Bill Tumas, Associate Lab Director, Materials and Chemical Science and Technology, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Feb. 26, 4pm, ESB 1001: Anton Van der Ven, Professor, Materials, UC Santa Barbara


March 6, 4pm, ESB 1001: Richard Kaner, Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA 


April 17, 4pm, ESB 1001: John Papanikolas, Professor of Physics & Deputy Director of EFRC on Solar Fuels, UNC 

Other UCSB Events

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