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Two UCSB faculty members will receive US presidential science awards

President Obama today named two UC Santa Barbara faculty members as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The award is the highest honor the nation can bestow on a scientist or engineer at the beginning of his or her career. Benjamin Mazin, assistant professor in the Department of Physics, and Sumita Pennathur, assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering, are among 94 individuals across the country to receive the early career awards.

Sep 27th, 2011

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Cheap and efficient solar cell made possible by linked nanoparticles

Researchers of the Chemical Engineering department and the Kavli institute of the TU DElft have demonstrated that electrons can move freely in layers of linked semiconductor nanoparticles under the influence of light. This new knowledge will be very useful for the development of cheap and efficient quantum dot solar cells.

Sep 26th, 2011

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FachDialoge Nanotechnologien

Die NanoKommission wurde 2006 im Rahmen des Nano Aktionsplans der deutschen Bundesregierung als zentrale, nationale Dialogplattform geschaffen. Die NanoKommission arbeitete in zwei Dialogphasen (2006-2008 und 2009-2011) und schloss diese jeweils mit einem Abschlussbericht und Empfehlungen an die Bundesregierung ab.

Sep 26th, 2011

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