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October 5, 2015

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 […]

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September 21, 2015

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 […]

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August 24, 2015

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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April 30, 2015

Harry Atwater featured in KPCC Article

KPCC recently covered Governor Jerry Brown’s executive order to drastically reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions. The order states that California must shrink its heat-trapping pollution levels to 40% below what the state reported in 1990 by the year 2030. Professor Atwater commented on the work that scientists at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis are doing to discover breakthrough technologies in […]

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April 29, 2015

Harry Atwater Speaks on KNX 1070 Radio

Professor Atwater joined KNX 1070 News Radio this morning to speak about JCAP’s recent 5-year, $75 million renewal grant from the Department of Energy. He overviewed how JCAP scientists are developing artificial photosynthesis techniques to create solar fuels for future energy use. Hear the interview now!      KNX 1070 News Radio (click the space to the left […]

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April 28, 2015

JCAP RECEIVES $75M from DOE

The Department of Energy issued a press release today detailing its official $75 million renewal for the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis over the next five years. As quoted in the press statement, Under Secretary for Science and Energy Lynn Orr, remarked, “JCAP’s work to produce fuels from sunlight and carbon dioxide holds the promise of a potentially […]

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April 21, 2015

Caltech Receives Northrop Grumman $17.5M Grant

Northrop Grumman recently signed a 3-year, $17.5 million sponsored research agreement with Caltech for the Space Solar Power Initiative (SSPI) project. Professors Harry Atwater, Sergio Pellegrino, and Ali Hajimiri serve as the project’s three principal investigators and plan to build out a team of 50 researchers. The SSPI project aims to solve the renewable energy challenge by producing a […]

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March 10, 2015

Harry Atwater Speaks at KPCC’s Public Radio Event

On Tuesday, March 10th, Professor Atwater spoke at the Crawford Family Forum event, “NEXT: Solar Power – Energy of the Future?” with host, Mat Kaplan. Dr. Atwater served on a panel of solar energy experts alongside Paul Basore, Director of the Materials Applications and Performance Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and J.R. DeShazo, […]

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March 4, 2015

Harry Atwater Featured in TIME Magazine Article

TIME Magazine published an article in its March 2015 edition featuring quotes from Professor Atwater. The article, “A Burst of Energy: Inside the World’s Largest Solar Power Plant”, discusses the future of utility-scale solar power plants in America. Anyone with an online subscription to TIME Magazine can read the article by Josh Sanborn now.

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February 10, 2015

Harry Atwater Elected into the National Academy of Engineering

Professor Atwater is one of only 67 engineers elected into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for 2015. This honor is given to individuals who “have made outstanding contributions to ‘engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,’ and to the ‘pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, […]

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