News & Events

EFRC News

04.26.12EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: Mimicking Nature Backwards and Forwards


Using biology as their blueprint, EFRC researchers devise a reversible reaction for hydrogen energy storage. This work, featured in the Office of Science's Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported by the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis (CME), an EFRC led by Morris Bullock at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.


Read More »

02.01.12EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: Enhancing the Energy Harvest

EFRC researchers fashion solar cells with greater than 100% "Quantum Efficiency." This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported by the Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics (CASP), an EFRC led by Victor Klimov at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Read More »

01.06.12EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: A Step Toward Artificial Photosynthesis

EFRC researchers construct an artificial version of a bacterium's light-absorbing "antenna." This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported by the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), an EFRC led by Robert Blankenship at the Washington University in St. Louis.

Read More »

01.04.12EFRC News

January 2012 EFRC Newsletter


The 3rd edition of Frontiers in Energy ResearchExternal link, the EFRC Newsletter created by an editorial board of early career EFRC members, was published online in January 2012.

Read More »

10.12.11EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: Beyond the Transistor

EFRC researchers fabricate a novel device for channeling light. This work, featured in the Office of Science's Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported by Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion (LMI), an EFRC led by Harry Atwater at Caltech and the Center for Energy Nanoscience (CEN), an EFRC led by Daniel Dapkus at the University of Southern California. Read More »

09.19.11EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: More Heat than Light?

Breakthrough solar cell harvests electricity from the sun's thermal energy. This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported by the Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC), an EFRC led by Gang Chen at MIT. Read More »

09.06.11EFRC News

September 2011 EFRC Newsletter

The 2nd edition of Frontiers in Energy ResearchExternal link, the EFRC Newsletter created by an editorial board of early career EFRC members, was published online in September 2011. Read More »

09.01.11EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: Peering into a Quantum Well

Supercomputer simulation illuminates mysterious "droop" in solid-state lighting. This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported by the Center for Energy Efficient Materials (CEEM), an EFRC led by John Bowers at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Read More »

08.24.11EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: Beating Nature at her Own Game?

New catalyst speeds conversion of electricity to hydrogen fuel. This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported by the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis (CME), an EFRC led by Morris Bullock at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read More »

07.07.11EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: Trapping the Light Fantastic

New solar cell design uses advanced optics and nanotechnology to maximize performance and minimize cost. Discovery moves from lab bench to initial commercial scale-up inside a year. This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported by Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion (LMI), an EFRC led by Harry Atwater at Caltech. Read More »

Last modified: 9/17/2014 6:59:01 PM