Atwater Research Group

Illuminating the intersection of nanophotonics and energy

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  • Harry Atwater Will Be On Live Twitter Chat

    Harry will be participating in a live Twitter debate on Thursday, November 19th, @ 7 am. It is part of Reuter’s coverage of the COP21 Sustainable Innovation Forum in Paris ( that is taking place on Dec 7-8. The Twitter debate is centered around: “Who are the people who will pull our planet from the […]

  • Dr. Carissa Eisler

    Congratulations to Dr. Carissa Eisler on her successful thesis defense!

  • Solving the World’s Greatest Sustainability Challenges

    Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute focuses on developing solutions to the world’s most important sustainability challenges across research, education and communication. See video here.

  • Harry Atwater Receives APS David Adler Lectureship Award

    Harry A. Atwater, Jr., Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science as well as the Director of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, has been awarded the 2016 David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Materials Physics by the American Physical Society. The Award recognizes “an outstanding contributor to the field of […]

  • Harry Atwater named as 2015 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher

    Highly Cited Researchers 2015 represents some of world’s most influential scientific minds. About three thousand researchers earned this distinction by writing the greatest number of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers — ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the […]

  • Atwater Group Receives Funding From DOE’s Clean Energy Summit

    Today in Las Vegas, President Obama and Energy Secretary Moniz announced at the Clean Energy Summit $24 million in innovation funding of 11 new solar technologies, including the Caltech-led team project, as part of ARPA-E’s newest program, MOSAIC (short for Micro-scale Optimized Solar-cell Arrays with Integrated Concentration).  The Caltech-led team seeks to develop a new […]

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