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Project Selection Phase Underway at Center
 

The Center for Next Generation PV is currently developing projects with industry for inclusion at the February IAB meeting.

 

January 5, 2014

Center recieves Editors Choice Award from JPCL
Multiexciton Solar Cells

 

January 9, 2014

NGPV IAB Meeting Concluded
 

The NGPV welcomed two new members, AND and MII at the 2014 annual IAB project selection meeting.  Welcome!

 

February  5, 2014

New Research Projects Underway
 

New Research Projects within the Center are Underway after conclusion of the IAB project selection meeting. 

 

February  10, 2014

Two students awarded with NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
 

Congratulations to Cherrelle Thomas of UT Austin and Anthony Nicholson of Colorado State for receiving this prestigious fellowship.

 

April 1, 2014

Two UT Austin students to perform research abroad this summer via NSF grants
 

Thanks in part to the I/UCRC Innovation Fellows Program, Douglas Pernik will spend 3 months this summer in Melbourne working with researchers at CSIRO and the University of Melbourne.

 

Taylor Harvey was the recipient of the EAPSI Fellowship and will spend 8 weeks in Singapore collaborating with Nanyang Technological University.

 

Congrats Doug and Taylor!

 

May 12, 2014

New Member Update: ABB Inc. joins the Center!
 

Please join us in welcoming ABB to the Center! They will be working closely with Dr. Michael Baldea and his students at UT Austin.

 

May 15, 2014

Matt Panthani accepts faculty position at Iowa State University
 

Congratulations to Matt on accepting this position! His work at UT Austin prior to the formation of the Center was instrumental in its founding.

 

May 21, 2014

Brian Goodfellow receives Student Paper Prize at Cornell University's CHESS Users' Meeting 2014
 

Congratulations to Brian on this award! Brian was another student at UT Austin whose early PV work helped lay the groundwork for our Center.

 

June 2, 2014

IAB Quarterly Call to take place on July 9, 2014
 

Further information and project updates can be found in the Members' section of the site.

 

July 1, 2014

Year 2 of Innovative Managing Director supplemental funding
 

The Center received a second year of funding from NSF for this pilot program that is operating at a select batch of Centers.

 

August 2, 2014

Brian Korgel to give two invited talks in Australia this month
 

Brian will be giving seperate talks at Australia's federal government agency for scientific research, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and at University of New South Wales' School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE).

 

August 3, 2014

New Member Update: Welcome Naval Postgraduate School!
 

Naval Postgraduate School joins Sandia National Lab as a governmental agency who is a member of the Center. Heath Naquin has previously visited NPS as a part of their seminar series.

 

August 27, 2014

UT Austin, Texas A&M and Rice Form NSF I-Corps node
 

The three universities will form the Southwest Alliance for Entrepreneurial Innovation Node. Brian Korgel, Heath Naquin and Taylor Harvey participated in the I-Corps program earlier this year which resulted in a spin-out company founded by Taylor and a former student of Dr. Korgel's. The full press release related to the research node's founding can be found here.

 

The I-Corps node will be lead by Heath Naquin, our Managing Director.

 

August 28, 2014

IAB Meeting to be held in Fort Collins, CO this month
 

The meeting will take place on September 23rd and 24th on Colorado State University's campus. In addition to research updates, we will have presentations from prospective research sites Texas A&M University and Colorado School of Mines.

 

September 1, 2014

Solar Power Technologies symposium at TechConnect World 2015
 

Brian Korgel and Heath Naquin will chair the Solar Power Technologies symposium at TechConnect World 2015. The conference will take place in Washington, DC from June 14-17More info is available at their web page.

 

November 15, 2014

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January 1, 2014

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