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The technology to reach net-zero carbon emissions isn’t ready for prime time, but…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629999372609{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]It’s already under development in research labs.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629999391926{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]August 25, 2021[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629999462620{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]By Daniel T. Schwartz | Originally published in Scientific American[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629999477119{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]U.S. climate envoy John Kerry recently stated that in order to reach net zero emission goals by 2045, we’ll “need technologies we don’t yet have.” Well, he’s half right. It’s true that battling climate change requires innovative, technologically driven ideas that can be tested, replicated and scaled, at warp speed. But inventing wholly new technology isn’t necessarily the answer, nor is the idea we can deploy today's technology all the way to 100 percent clean energy.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629999489451{padding-bottom:...

Samson A. Jenekhe’s pioneering polymer work paved the way for commercial OLEDs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1614189512200{padding-bottom: 5px !important;}"]His semiconducting polymers, found in displays and solar cells, emerged from decades of careful engineering[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1614189522440{padding-top: 5px !important;padding-bottom: 5px !important;}"]February 22, 2021[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1614191310168{padding-top: 5px !important;padding-bottom: 5px !important;}"]By Jermey N. A. Matthews | Originally published in Chemical & Engineering News[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1614189503001{padding-top: 5px !important;}"]In polymer science, it pays to be persistent. University of Washington chemical engineer Samson A. Jenekhe has dedicated decades of research in the lab to understanding and optimizing the properties of semiconducting polymers. In recent years, this persistence has paid off, with some of his work leading to advances that enabled new consumer products—including the glowing screen you might be holding...

Designing cutting-edge materials from home

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1598373898336{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]UW professors Ting Cao and Xiaosong Li bring computational science to the virtual classroom during COVID-19[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1598377715538{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]August 25, 2020[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1598373907152{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]When Governor Jay Inslee issued the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order to combat the spread of COVID-19 on March 23rd, University of Washington scientists and engineers faced a new challenge: how could they continue to experiment, innovate, and learn while most labs were closed?[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1598373915648{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]For materials science & engineering (MSE) professor Ting Cao and chemistry professor Xiaosong Li, both Clean Energy Institute (CEI) member faculty, the shift to...

Five CEI faculty among world’s most influential researchers

Professors Guozhong Cao, Jiun-Haw Chu, professor emeritus Alex K-Y. Jen, Jun Liu, and Xiaodong Xu are among the most influential in the world, according to the annual Highly Cited Researchers list published by the Web of Science Group. The list identifies researchers that produced multiple publications in the top 1% of citations for their field and year of publication over the past decade — this year’s edition covers the time period from 2008 through 2018. ...