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Atwater, Lewis to lead Dow-funded solar materials research at Caltech

17 November 2009

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Dow Chemical Company have announced a new solar-research collaboration aimed at developing the use of semiconductor materials that are less expensive and more abundant than those used in many of today's solar cells.

The project is led by applied physicist Harry Atwater, a Fellow of SPIE and Caltech's Howard Hughes Professor, and chemist Nate Lewis, Caltech's George L. Argyros Professor. Atwater serves as a program committee member and session chair for the Plasmonics: Nanoimaging, Nanofabrication, and their Applications conference at SPIE Optics + Photonics, and has contributed more than 40 papers to SPIE publications. Lewis served for several years as cochair of the SPIE conference on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, and is also a regular contributor to SPIE publications.

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