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 Director Harry Atwater is highlighted in Laser Focus World discussing the role of photonics in energy and sustainability efforts at Caltech, as well as in the current issue of the EFRC Newsletter "On Directing: A Conversation with EFRC Directors." read more: [Laser Focus World] [EFRC Newsletter] 11.11.14

lmi teamUpcoming Seminar: Professor Nripan Mathews from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore will discuss "Perovskite Solar Cells: Towards New Materials and New Applications" on Monday, November 3, 2014, 101 Guggenheim Lab. [abstract] 10.29.14

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