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.


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

lmi teamLMI Members: Register for the Spring Meeting

Online registration is now available for the LMI Spring Team Meeting in San Francisco on April 6, 2015. Pleae register by March 13. 02.18.15

lmi teamNew LMI Director Ralph Nuzzo: The LMI-EFRC is excited to announce our new Director, Prof. Ralph Nuzzo. Dr. Nuzzo is the G.L. Clark Professor of Chemistry at UIUC and a Visisting Associate at Caltech, and has been an active researcher in the LMI-EFRC since its inception in 2009. 2.18.15