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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 and Illinois, 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.

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LMI Featured in DOE Article
A recent featured article from the DOE Office of Science mentions the work performed by Drs. Atwater and Yablonovitch on advancing the efficiency of silicon solar cells. [more] 03.18.16

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Light Management in LSCs
A collaboration between the Nuzzo and Alivisatos groups has demonstrated enhanced photon collection in luminescent solar concentrators. [more] 02.05.16

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Energy Performance on the Surface
LMI graduate researcher Nate Thomas publishes article in the January issue of the EFRC Newsletter Frontiers in Energy [more] 01.11.16

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Alivisatos Awarded National Medal of Science
The LMI is proud to announce that Dr. Paul Alivisatos (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) is one of nine recipients of the nation's highest honor in science [more] 12.22.15

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New frontiers in 3D Printing
Jennifer Lewis' group at Harvard has developed novel active mixing and switching printheads for 3D printing of complex fluids and gels. [more] 09.22.15

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FREE Public Webinar
September 3, 2015 
View presentations and an interactive panel discussion with LMI-EFRC experts! [USTREAM] 09.10.15