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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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January 29, 2015

A-Team’s CMOS Research is Mentioned in Nature NanoTechnology

January’s issue of Nature Nanotechnology featured Stan Burgos and Sozo Yokogawa’s research on plasmonic color filters and CMOS imaging. As mentioned in the article, “Colouring at the Nanoscale” by Nicky Dean, plasmonic color pixels offer a solution for creating high resolution displays as pixel sizes are diminishing and screen sizes are expanding. Read the article […]

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January 13, 2015

Siying Peng wins John Stager Stemple Memorial Prize

Congratulations to Siying Peng, who was awarded with the the John Stager Stemple Memorial Prize! Each year one Caltech Physics graduate student is recognized for his/her  outstanding progress in research as well as his/her excellent performance on the Oral Candidacy Exam.

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August 27, 2014

Harry Atwater and Albert Polman Win Julius Springer Prize

The 2014 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics is awarded to Harry Atwater and his longtime collaborator Albert Polman. They will receive this honor on Monday, September 1st, at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam for their pioneering achievements in plasmonics and novel nanophotonic routes to ultrahigh-efficiency solar energy conversion. See story here and here.

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August 14, 2014

Professor Atwater featured in “Real Business”

Professor Atwater was featured in an article on Real Business, a digital magazine sponsored by Xerox, which explores innovative ideas across multiple channels, including transportation, customer care, healthcare, human resources, among other areas. Read “Could the Car of the Future be Solar Powered?” here!

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June 24, 2014

DOE Grants LMI-EFRC $15M Renewal

The LMI-EFRC has been awarded a $15 million, 4-year renewal grant from the Department of Energy to expand scientific frontiers of solar energy conversion! One of 32 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) nationwide, the LMI-EFRC will continue to pursue advances in photonics to create and store energy produced from light. At the awards announcement, U.S. […]

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May 9, 2014

Ana Brown Receives the Link Foundation Energy Fellowship

Congratulations to Ana Brown for receiving this year’s Link Foundation Energy Fellowship! This fellowship is awarded to PhD students pursuing academic careers involving societal energy supply and utilization. For more information, see the Link Foundation Energy Fellowship’s website here.

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April 24, 2014

A-Team Members Take Home MRS Prizes

Jeff Bosco and Emily Kosten were honored with Graduate Student Gold Awards at this year’s Spring Materials Reseach Society Conference in San Francisco, CA!

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April 22, 2014

Jim Fakonas’ Paper Published in Nature Photonics

Jim Fakonas’ paper on “Two Plasmon Quantum Interference” is published in Nature Photonics. The authors assert “that surface plasmons should exhibit all the same quantum phenomena that photons do. Here, we report a plasmonic version of the Hong–Ou–Mandel experiment, in which we observe unambiguous two-photon quantum interference between plasmons is observed, confirming that surface plasmons […]

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