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, Harvard, and Stanford, 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.


2012 workshop
We are excited to offer this FREE public webinar featuring presentations and an interactive panel discussion with LMI-EFRC experts! [more details] [sign up] 07.22.15

lmi teamLMI Members: Register for the Annual Meeting

Online registration is now available for the LMI Fall Annual Team Meeting at Caltech on September 3-4. Please register by August 19. 07.21.15

lmi teamA Breath of Fresh Air for Solar Energy: Eli Yablonovitch's recent publication showing that air gaps incorporated into multijunction solar cell architectures can boost efficiency is highlighted in the current issue of the EFRC Newsletter. [read more] 03.10.15