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Graham Allan

Professor, Chemical Engineering

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M.P. (Anant) Anantram

Professor, Electrical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Atomistic modeling of nanomaterials and nanodevices including optical absorption / spontaneous emission rates on strain, energy levels;
Device modeling of photoresponse and photocurrent in nanodevices using the drift-diffusion and quantum transport frameworks; applications include photovoltaics and negative capacitance devices;
Phase change materials and resistive memory devices.

Payman Arabshahi

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Principal Scientist, Applied Physics Lab

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CEI-related research interests: innovation readiness, optimization, wireless networks, and signal processing.

Karl F. Böhringer

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering
Director, Washington Nanofabrication Facility
Director, National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

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CEI-related research interests: microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), manipulation and assembly from macro to nano scales, microfluidic systems for the life sciences, and microrobotics.

Charles Campbell

B. Seymour Rabinovitch Endowed Chair in Chemistry, Chemistry

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CEI-Related research interests: Energy-related and environmental catalysis, interfaces in solar cells and microelectronics, and array-based biochemical analyses.

Youngjun Choe

Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
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David Cobden

Professor, Physics

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CEI-related research interests: Nanoscale behavior of strongly correlated materials; Adsorbed atoms on individual carbon nanotube nanoguitars; Monolayer Dirac-valley semiconductors.

Mohamed El-Sharkawi

Professor, Electrical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Electric and Renewable Energy, Electric Safety, Electric Drives, Power Electronics, Intelligent Systems, Control.

Kai-Mei Fu

Assistant Professor, Physics and Electrical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Semiconductor-based photonics, fundamental understanding of how defects enhance/degrade clean-energy device performance.

Bruce Hinds

Campbell Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Membrane focus for flow batteries, value added biofuel separations and water purification.

Alex K-Y. Jen

Boeing-Johnson Chair Professor and Chair, Materials Science & Engineering Emeritus

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CEI-related research interests: Design and synthesis of functional polymers for photonic and energy applications

Jessica Kaminsky

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

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CEI-related research interests: cultural predictors of clean energy infrastructure construction, microbial fuel cells for sanitation system instrumentation.

Michael Khbeis

Acting Director, Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF)

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Hyun Woo “Chris” Lee

Assistant Professor in Construction Management, University of Washington
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Lih Lin

Professor, Electrical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Quantum dot nanophotonics; nanostructure-enhanced laser tweezers, micro-instrunmentation by optical MEMS.

Hong Ma

Research Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Organic/Polymer Materials and Surface/Interface Nanoengineering for High-Performance Solar Cells and Low-Power Flexible Electronics.

Donald MacKenzie

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Modeling the charging decisions of electric vehicle drivers, and implications for electric grid loads and generation emissions; assessing prospective energy efficiency and travel demand implications of vehicle automation;  evaluating the effects of services such as car-sharing and online shopping on total travel demand.

Arka Majumdar

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Physics

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CEI-related research interests: low power optoelectronics.

Alexander Mamishev

Professor, Electrical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Sensors, electric power applications, MEMS, robotics, manufacturing automation, and energy efficiency.

David Masiello

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

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CEI-related research interests: Theory and simulation in plasmonics, nanophotonics, electron microscopy/spectroscopy, and
quantum optics.

Forrest Michael

Associate Professor, Chemistry

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CEI-related research interests: Synthetic organic chemistry for creating complex molecules for use in materials science.

C.J. Richard Shi

Professor, Electrical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Computer-aided design and testing of VLSI circuits and systems.

Tom Spiro

Professor, Chemistry

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CEI-related research interests: Solar hydrogen production using molecular photocatalysts.

Minoru Taya

Nabtesco Endowed Chair Professor, Mechanical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Electrochormic windows (ECW) and energy-harvesting ECW, thermoelectric materials and devices, hydrogen-energy harvesting and dye-sensitized solar energy system

Jim Thomson

Principal Oceanographer, Applied Physics Lab and Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Member, Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC)

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CEI-related research interests: field measurements supporting wave and tidal energy conversion.

Junlan Wang

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Energy efficient coatings, thermochromic materials, mechanical and interfacial reliability of thin film electrode materials.

Qiuming Yu

Research Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Nanomaterials for solar cells.

The Washington Research Foundation has provided a six-year gift of $6.74 million to support nine new faculty hires, six postdoctoral researchers and the creation of a new experimental manufacturing facility on campus that will help move discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. This investment in the CEI is truly transformational.”
– Daniel Schwartz, CEI Director
“Providing clean energy to the inhabitants of our planet is a major challenge to future generations. The University of Washington is to be congratulated for establishing an Institute where faculty and students can work together to tackle the difficult global challenge of energy sustainability.”
– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Energy competition is opening up in a variety of ways, the push for carbon control will continue, and the rate of technology advancement is exponential. All the things I’ve seen at the CEI are just perfect for the way we see things going in energy. You guys are at the cutting edge. We’re counting on you.”
– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy
Since its founding the Clean Energy Institute has contributed more than $1.1 million toward the education of 66 STEM scholars and recruitment of 12 students through our fellowship programs.