Research Update

Research Update: Solar Panels Ideal for Cloudy Climates?

When it comes to solar energy research it’s better not to be self-absorbed according to researchers at the University of Washington and Western Washington University.

The Next Revolution in Solar Energy: High Efficiency Printable Tandem Solar Cells

Funding from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative will help catalyze the development of next-generation solar cells at UW.

Staying Power: A New X-Ray Tool to Accelerate Battery Research at UW

A new tool developed by UW Clean Energy Institute faculty and students will provide important insights that could help engineers design more efficient and cost effective ways to produce and store energy, as well as power new devices such as electronics, cell phones and hybrid electric vehicles.

Researchers Uncover Design Principles for Polymers that Can Transport Both Ions & Electrons

David Ginger, CEI’s chief scientist, along with members of his research group, and students from professor Christine Luscombe’s lab, published a paper in Nature Materials this month that uncovers the design principles for making a conductive plastic polymer that can transport both ions and electrons more effectively.

‘Smart’ Engineered Fluids for Ultra-Low-Cost Electronic Devices & Solar Cells

“Efficient Electrosteric Assembly of Nanoparticle Heterodimers and Linear Heteroassemblies,” Langmuir, August 3, 2017 Lilo Pozzo, Ph.D., The Weyerhaeuser Endowed Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington Ryan Kastilani, CEI Graduate Fellow Ryan Wong, Bellevue Community College, University of Michigan

“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