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 teamLight Management in LSCs: A continuing collaboration between the Nuzzo and Alivisatos groups has demonstrated
enhanced photon collection in luminescent solar concentrators, recently published in ACS photonics. [more] 02.05.16

lmi teamEnergy Performance on the Surface: LMI graduate researcher Nate Thomas publishes article in the January issue of the EFRC Newsletter Frontiers in Energy [more] 01.11.16

lmi teamAlivisatos Awarded National Medal of Science

The LMI is proud to announce that Dr. Paul Alivisatos (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) is one of nine recipients of the nation's highest honor in science [more] 12.22.15

lmi teamLMI Annual Meeting

The team met at Caltech for a successful meeting full of exciting presentations, discussion, posters, and brainstorming. 09.04.15