1. Light-Matter Interactions for Terawatt-Scale Solar Energy Conversion - Harry Atwater


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    Harry Atwater 2009-2010 Seminar Series February 3, 2010 "Light-Matter Interactions for Terawatt-Scale Solar Energy Conversion: Sculpting the Flow of Light at the Nanoscale" Photovoltaic…

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    • Carbon Neutrality: The UC President’s Initiative to Achieve Zero Carbon Emissions by 2025 - David Auston


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      David Auston 2014-2015 Seminar Series October 29, 2014 I will describe the key features of the Initiative launched by President Janet Napolitano to achieve zero net carbon emissions by 2025 at…

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      • The Sustainable Energy Tree - George Crabtree


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        George Crabtree 2011-2012 Seminar Series November 2, 2011 The dependence on oil and other fossil fuels for over 80% of our energy and the continued emission of carbon dioxide threatening stable…

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        • The Promise and Pitfalls of Silicon Photonics - John Bowers


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          John Bowers 2010-2011 Seminar Series November 17, 2010 A number of important breakthroughs in the past decade have focused attention on Si as a photonic platform. We review recent progress in…

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          • 2013 UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency - High Efficiency Power Electronics


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            High Efficiency Power Electronics May 1-2, 2013 Moderator: Lisa Margonelli, New America Foundation Panelists: Rajeev Ram, MIT Hari Harikumar, Ingersoll Rand JB Straubel, Tesla Umesh Mishra,…

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            • Progress and Challenges in Plasmon-enhanced Photocatalysis and Photovoltaics - Jen Dionne


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              Jen Dionne 2012-2013 Seminar Series March 6, 2013 Metallic nanoparticles support strong, localized oscillations of conduction electrons – surface plasmons – that have recently enabled…

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              • Nanocrystal Solids: A Modular Approach to Materials Design - Dmitri Talapin


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                Dmitri Talapin 2009-2010 Seminar Series February 24, 2010 Nanoparticles of different metals, semiconductors and magnetic materials can self-assemble from colloidal solutions into long range ordered…

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                • Visualizing Charge Carrier Motion in Nanowires Using Femtosecond Pump-Probe Microscopy - John Papanikolas


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                  John Papanikolas 2013-2014 Seminar Series April 17, 2014 We have combined ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy with optical microscopy to study the charge carrier dynamics in semiconductor nanowires…

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                  • Recent Advances in Organic Electronics - Fred Wudl


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                    Fred Wudl 2009-2010 Seminar Series October 21, 2009 The design and synthesis of organic molecules and polymers for applications in organic light emitting diodes and organic photovoltaics will…

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                    • III-Nitride Quantum Dot and Dot-in-nanowire Light Sources: From Visible to Near Infrared - Pallab Bhattacharya


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                      Pallab Bhattacharya 2015-2016 Seminar Series February 18, 2016 Low threshold visible lasers are useful for a number of applications including full color mobile projectors, optical data storage, heads-up…

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