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March 22, 2019

Harry Atwater receives 2019 IEEE William Cherry Award

Prof Harry Atwater has been named the 2019 IEEE William Cherry Award winner for outstanding achievement in the field of photovoltaics. The award will be presented at the 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) in June. You can read more about the award and Prof Atwater here.

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December 6, 2018

Harry Atwater named SPIE Fellow

Prof Harry Atwater is one of 88 SPIE members selected to become Fellows of SPIE in 2019. This honor will be celebrated on February 4, 2019 at a luncheon at Photonics West in San Francisco. You can read more here.

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May 30, 2018

Cora Went named Thomas Tombrello Scholar

Atwater graduate student Cora Went was named a Thomas Tombrello Scholar and will be honored alongside other awardees at the Physics Year-End Celebration and Awards Banquet on May 31. Prof Tombrello was a Robert H. Goddard Professor of Physics and the Physics, Math and Astronomy Division Chair before he passed in 2014. The Thomas Tombrello Scholar […]

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May 29, 2018

ETC Solar wins grand prize for the FLOW DOE Cleantech business plan competition and DOD award

The FLOW DOE Cleantech competition serves as a regional gateway for entry into the DOE’s Cleantech national competition. ETC Solar (comprised of Thomas Russell, Staff Researcher in the Atwater group and Rebecca Saive, Assistant Professor at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, and former Atwater postdoc and senior research scientist) was awarded the DOE grand prize of $50K […]

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November 30, 2017

A-team researchers head for the academy

3 present and former A team members are transitioning to new academic faculty positions: Deep Jariwala will start as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, and Rebecca Saive will start as an Assistant Professor of Physics in the University of Twente in the Netherlands, both in January 2018. Prineha Narang […]

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November 30, 2017

Harry Atwater named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

Harry Atwater has been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher by Web of Science/Clarivate Analytics. This distinction recognizes research that ranks among the top 1% most cited works in a field and during its year of publication, earning the mark of exceptional impact.” See the Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers list here: https://clarivate.com/hcr/2017-researchers-list/

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November 30, 2017

Wen Hui “Sophia” Cheng wins Grand Prize 2017 Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award

Wen Hui “Sophia” Cheng is the winner, together with Mattias Richter, of the Grand Prize 2017 Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award from the Resnick Institute at Caltech. Cheng and Richter are cited for their results leading to record efficiency in hydrogen generation by photoelectrochemical water splitting. See more here: http://resnick.caltech.edu/sisca-winners.php

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