Tim Siegler wins award for Best Video Presentation
Congratulations to NGPV alum Tim Siegler on winning the Best Video Presentation award at the recent nanoGe digital conference on Photovoltaics this week! Tim recently took a postdoctoral position at The University of Washington after receiving his PhD from UT Austin. Tim's talk focused on the work that he has done towards lead-free low bandgap perovskites for solar cells. You can watch his presentation, entitled, "TlBr and Tl2AgBr3 Nanocrystals," here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKzy_uCHPpw.
nanoGe posted the announcement on their twitter here. Congrats once again, Tim!
April 23, 2020
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January 1, 2020
Spring 2020 IAB Meeting Canceled
Given the current state of COVID-19 and with everyone’s health in mind, we have taken the decision to cancel the NGPV Spring IAB meeting previously scheduled for April 21 in Austin, TX. We will have more details going forward regarding project updates and other items that would typically be covered at the meeting.
March 4, 2020
CSU sets CdTe efficiency mark
As reported at our recent IAB meeting, Dr. Sampath's group from Colorado State University reported CdTe solar cell with an efficiency of 20.14%. The reported efficiency is the highest among the academia and research institutions. The fabrication and characterization details of solar cell with 20.14% efficiency was presented by Dr. Tushar Shimpi to IAB members in the poster session.
January 6, 2020
2020 American-Made Solar Prize
Congratulations to Dr. Jennie Yoshimoto and Terra Solar on being selected as one of the 20 winners nationwide in the first stage of the 2020 American-Made Solar Prize. The American-Made Solar Prize is a three-stage, $3 million dollar competition, designed by the U.S. Department of Energy to promote innovation in the solar industry in the United States. Terra Solar's do-it-yourself (DIY) solar energy assembly kit claimed the $50,000 prize and earned a spot in the second stage of the competition.
Jennie is a TAMU alumna and her project application received support from TAMU Co-Director Robert Balog.
March 8, 2020