The Clean-Green IGERT is pleased to present: Fall Symposium & Seminar: "A breakthrough technology for high efficiency solar-cells."
Featuring: Professor Eli Yablonovitch, University of California at Berkeley, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Dept. Director of NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Co-Founder of Alta Devices
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
About the Lecture
Using a technique called "epitaxial lift-off", Alta Devices has created solar cells with an astonishing 28.2% efficiency. These thin-film solar cells break the previous record of 26.4% efficiency, and are 150-200 times thinner than conventional solar cells.
Professor Yablonovitch is a leader in photonics, energy harvesting and the founder of several companies. At this seminar, he will describe the "epitaxial lift-off" technology that has enabled single-junction solar cells of unprecedented efficiency, and attracted over $70 million in capital for commercializing these next generation solar cells.
About the Speaker
Eli Yablonovitch is the Director of the NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S), a multi-University Center based at Berkeley. He received his Ph.d. degree in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 1972. He worked for two years at Bell Telephone Laboratories, and then became a professor of Applied Physics at Harvard. In 1979 he joined Exxon to do research on photovoltaic solar energy. Then in 1984, he joined Bell Communications Research, where he was a Distinguished Member of Staff, and also Director of Solid-State Physics Research. In 1992 he joined the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was the Northrop-Grumman Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering, and where he remains as Adjunct Professor. In 2007 he became Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley, where he holds the James & Katherine Lau Chair in Engineering.
Reception follows seminar.
Clean-Tech Energy Generation Demos Hors d'oeuvre Buffet
Clean-tech and Sustainability Poster Session Networking
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