The key to beating the heat is degrading the materials in advance.
Heat-resistant nanophotonic material could help turn heat into electricity
Andrej Lenert receives NSF CAREER Award
U-M ChE assistant professor, Andrej Lenert, has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for enabling light-driven thermodynamic cycles.
Andrej Lenert receives 1938E award
U-M ChE Assistant Professor Andrej Lenert has received the 1938E award, granted annually by the College of Engineering to an assistant professor who demonstrates outstanding teaching, counseling, and contribution to their department.
$3.4M to turn up the heat at solar-thermal plants
Improved heat-trapping materials for solar thermal energy could help the U.S. meet its goal of cutting solar energy costs in half by 2030.
$2M to replace fossil fuels with solar power in fertilizer production
The new approach could enable farmers to produce ammonia on-site, and also reduce CO2 emissions from fertilizer production.
$1.6M for solar cell windows and high-temperature solar power
New sustainability research garners support from Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office.