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RASEI Research Professor, Alex Zunger receives the Karl W. Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit Award for 2018

May 29, 2018

The Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit Selection Committee has selected Professor Alex Zunger of the University of Colorado, Boulder, for the Karl W. Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit Award for 2018. The citation reads: “For outstanding and transformative contributions to the understanding of PV and electronic materials interfaces,...

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RASEI Fellow, Gregg Beckham Wins Prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award

May 10, 2018

Gregg Beckham, a senior research fellow at RASEI and group leader at NREL, was awarded the prize for the development of hybrid biological-catalytic and recycling processes to convert biomass and waste plastics to useful chemicals and high-value materials.

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RASEI Fellow, Daniel Kaffine co-authors study published in the American Economic Journal this month.

May 10, 2018

Co-lead author Daniel Kaffine, CU Boulder associate professor in economics, looked at natural gas, wind and coal-fired power generation across 20 U.S. states from 2008 to 2013.

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Local High school senior discovers new compound that may improve rechargeable battery technology

May 3, 2018

Kyle Fridberg, a Fraiview High School working in the lab of RASEI Fellow, Michael Marshak an assistant professor of Chemistry at CU-Boulder and fellow at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) has discovered a compound that may prove useful in improving rechargeable battery technology. Kyle's work identifying the compound,...

Obadiah Reid

BE Seminar, Obadiah Reid

April 25, 2018

Energy and Charge -Transfer in Molecular Materials: The Role of Quantum Coherence Dr. Obadiah Reid, Assistant Research Professor - NREL, University of Colorado - Boulder Date: Tuesday, May 1 at 12:30pm Location: ECEE 1B32 Abstract:​ Molecular semiconductors possess unique features that make them useful for a wide range of applications:...

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BE Seminar, Mark O'Malley

April 24, 2018

Energy Systems Modelling ~ The Good the bad and the Ugly Mark O'Malley is Chief Scientist, Energy Systems Integration and Senior Research Fellow at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA Date: Monday, April 30 at 2:00pm Location: SEEC S228 Abstract:​ The Energy System is transforming, based in large part on...

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BE Seminar, Bart Doekemeijer

April 16, 2018

Coordinated Control in Wind Turbine Farms Bart Doekemeijer, Delft Center for Systems & Control, Delft University of Technology Date: Thursday, April 26 at 3:30pm Location: Onizuka Conference Room (ECAE 199)​ Abstract:​ Wind turbines are being placed together in wind farms for the financial gains from economies of scale. However, this...

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BE Seminar, Lili Cai

April 16, 2018

Bridging Thermal Science and Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy Applications Lili Cai, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University Date: Monday, April 16 at 11:30am Location: ECCS 1B28​ Abstract:​ As population and living standards increase, the energy demand and climate change have reached unprecedented levels that require more efficient technologies...

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BE Seminar, Bri-Mathias Hodge

April 16, 2018

Designing a Sustainable Future: Simulating Next Generation Energy Systems Bri-Mathias Hodge, Power Systems Design and Study Group Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Date: Thursday, April 19 at 12:30pm Location: ECEE 1B70 Abstract:​ World energy systems are changing rapidly in the face of the global challenge of decarbonization. Power systems are...

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Reduction in northern hemisphere mid-latitude wind energy resource with global warming

Feb. 5, 2018

The amount of wind available for converting into electricity — key to reducing carbon emissions — is projected to decrease in the northern hemisphere mid-latitudes as the climate warms. The study, published online in Nature Geoscience, finds this will particularly affect the central United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland,...