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April 26, 2016

Solar Research Not Finished

US photovoltaics research leaders say that solar research is not finished yet; see: https://daedalus.caltech.edu/files/2016/04/Zhang_NatPhoton_Mar2016.pdf

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December 16, 2015

National Academy of Inventors Names Three Caltech Fellows

Caltech professors Harry Atwater, Mark Davis, and Ali Hajimiri have been named as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). According to the NAI press release, fellows are “academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, […]

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December 10, 2015

Dr. Hal Emmer

Congratulations to Dr. Hal Emmer on his successful thesis defense!

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December 7, 2015

Siying Peng Wins NKT Photonics Student Award

Congratulations to Siying Peng for winning the Student Award for Symposium HH “Optical Metamaterials – From New Plasmonic Materials to Metasurface Devices” at the 2015 Fall Materials Research Society Meeting!

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November 17, 2015

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 (http://www.cop21paris.org/) 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 […]

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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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