Pennergy co-director Cherie Kagan has been named the Stephen J. Angello Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. An extremely well-deserved recognition, we would like to congratulate Cherie on this achievement!
Thanks to research funded in part by Pennergy, low-cost state of the art solar panels could be coming our way in the future.
Andrew Rappe, Peter Davies, Jon Spanier, along with research specialist Ilya Grinberg, have recently published a study in Nature that outlines exciting new developments they have refined in solar panel structures. In a marketplace where silicon based models are predominantly used, they were able to develop a new class of ceramic material comprised of potassium, niobium, barium, and nickel.
Dawn Bonnell has been named vice provost for research at the University of Pennsylvania, beginning on July 1st of this year. She is the Trustee Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and director of Penn’s Nano/Bio Interface Center.
In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of International IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has highlighted the top 25 papers from the last 20 years of the conference, and Pennergy Member and Penn Professor Andre DeHon has two papers acknowledged on this list. From 1996, MATRIX: A Reconfigurable Computing Architecture with Configurable Instruction Distribution and Deployable Resources. And from 1997, Defect Tolerance on the Teramac Custom Computer.
Jay Kikkawa, Professor of Physics at UPenn and Pennergy Member, is one of the eight 2013 recipients of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching.
The Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania were established in 1961. Award winners are determined by nominations and recommendations made by faculty and students at the end of each year.
Daeyeon Lee, Pennergy Member, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Penn, is the recipient of a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award for his proposal, "Bubble-Derived Light-Weight Materials with High Strength and Toughness." This award was created by the 3M company to support new faculty as they work towards tenure.
The National Science Foundation has bestowed a three year grant to Daeyeon Lee's Research Group and Drexel University's Lau Research Group to develop more efficient dye-sensitized solar panels. This exciting endeavor could lead to advances in converting solar radiation into electricity.
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Congratulations to Pennergy's Daeyeon Lee who has recieved the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers' (KIChE) President Young Investigator Award! Daeyeon is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and leads the Soft Nanomaterials Lab, which works to develop a deep understanding of the interactions between soft materials (e.g., polymers, colloids and biologicals, etc.) near or at interfaces.
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Karen Winey, Pennergy Memeber and Materials Science and Engineering/Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor, has been named a 2013 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow for "outstanding contributions to the understanding of polymer nanocomposites and ion-containing polymers through rigorous and insightful experiments; distinguished leadership in the materials community."