The "Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion" Energy Frontier Research Center (LMI-EFRC) is a national resource for fundamental optical principles and phenomena relevant to solar energy conversion, and for design of the optical properties of materials and devices used for energy conversion. The LMI-EFRC features a team that spans the campuses of Caltech, Berkeley, Illinois, and Harvard, and creates a foundational partnership between scientific leaders in optical properties of matter with experts in solar photovoltaic and photochemical energy conversion and innovators in the design and fabrication of novel electronic and photonic materials.


lmi teamLMI Kickoff Meeting Success: We hosted our LMI-EFRC Kickoff Meeting on September 23-24 at Caltech. It was en exciting two days filled with presentations, poster sessions, and RG breakouts. [photos] 09.29.14

atwaterAtwater Awarded Springer Prize: LMI Director Harry Atwater and collaborator Albert Polman of the FOM Institute AMOLF have been awarded the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics for their pioneering achievements in plasmonics and nanophotonics. Congratulations! [read more] 08.19.14

lmi logoRenewed Support for the LMI-EFRC: The US Department of Energy has just awarded $100 million of funding for innovative energy research, and we are excited to announce that the LMI-EFRC is one of 32 EFRCs funded for 2014-2018! Read more: [DOE] [Caltech] 06.18.14