JCAP News

+ 2016

  • JULY, 2016
    JCAP scientists at LBNL have discovered ways to better predict a semiconductor's stability and degradation qualities. MORE

  • JUNE 10, 2016
    JCAP PI Francesca Toma receives the Alfredo di Braccio Award. MORE

  • MAY 3, 2016
    JCAP PI and Thrust 3 Coordinator Ian Sharp is the recipient of the Dept. of Energy's Early Career Scientist award.  MORE

  • JANUARY 14, 2016
    Caltech Interview with Prof. Marco Bernardi: Microscopic Materials. MORE

+ 2015

  • DECEMBER 16, 2015
    JCAP Director Harry Atwater is named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for demonstrating “a prolific spirit of innovation....”  MORE

  • NOVEMBER 18, 2015
    JCAP Director Harry Atwater participates in a live Twitter debate on Thursday, November 19, at 7 AM PST as part of Thomson Reuters’ coverage on the upcoming COP21 Sustainable Innovation Forum in Paris.  Topic: “Who are the people who will pull our planet from the brink and put it on the path to sustainability?”  MORE  |  #SUSTY7
  • NOVEMBER 3, 2015
    Work on development of new materials for sustainable energy generation by Prof. Mendoza-Cortes — a recent JCAP alum — was highlighted by the US Department of Energy.  MORE  |  @DOESCIENCE
  • OCTOBER 30, 2015
    Chu Hall, which is home to JCAP at LBNL, has received Engineering News Record’s Best Project Award in the Higher Education/Research category.  MORE
  • OCTOBER 28, 2015
    JCAP work is featured on the cover of the journal Energy & Environmental Science.  MORE
  • OCTOBER 27, 2015
    JCAP Director Harry Atwater discusses artificial photosynthesis and solar-fuels generation in an interview with Thomson Reuters; also featured for their research are Resnick Postdoctoral Scholar James Blakemore, and Resnick Fellows Samantha Johnson and Prineha Narang.  MORE
  • OCTOBER 27, 2015
    JCAP’s paper published recently in PNAS on solar CO2 reduction was highlighted in IEEE and Tech Xplore. IEEE SPECTRUM | TECH XPLORE
  • OCTOBER 21, 2015
    The American Physical Society honors JCAP Director Harry Atwater with the David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Materials Physics.  Prof. Atwater is recognized as an outstanding contributor to the field of materials physics and acknowledged for the quality of his research, review articles, and lecturing.   MORE
  • OCTOBER 14, 2015
    JCAP Research was presented as part of the Electrochemical Energy Summit at the 228th Electrochemical Society Meeting.  MORE
  • AUGUST 27, 2015
    JCAP researchers have demonstrated an efficient and stable unassisted water-spliting device.  The work is published in EES.  MORE | VIDEO
  • JULY 2, 2015
    Dr. Meenesh Singh is a recipient of the George Klinzing PhD award given in recognition of an outstanding doctoral dissertation.
  • MAY 26, 2015
    The building dedication for the new Chu Hall, named after former U.S. Secretary of Energy, took place this morning on LBNL's campus. Chu Hall is home to JCAP's research effort at LBNL. MORE | PHOTOS | VIDEO
  • MAY 5, 2015
    JCAP PI Prof. Martin Head-Gordon is elected to the National Academy of Sciences. MORE
  • MAY 4, 2015
    JCAP's work on oxygen evolution reaction catalysis was highlighted in SSRL Headline News. MORE
  • APRIL 30, 2015
    Caltech issues a press release on JCAP's 5-year renewal. MORE
  • APRIL 29, 2015
    JCAP Director Harry Atwater spoke to KNX 1070 News Radio about JCAP's renewal. 
  • APRIL 28, 2015
    The U.S. Department of Energy announced $75 million in funding to renew the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP). MORE
  • APRIL 27, 2015
    U.S. Department of Energy Undersecretary for Science and Energy Dr. Franklin (Lynn) Orr visited LBNL and addressed JCAP scientists in a videoconference all-hands meeting. MORE
  • APRIL 15, 2015
    The first JCAP Benchmarking manuscript was featured in the recent ACS Select Virtual Issue on Inorganic Chemistry Driving the Energy Sciences. MORE
  • MARCH 10, 2015
    JCAP Director Harry Atwater spoke on the future of solar power for Southern California Public Radio. MORE
  • MARCH 9, 2015
    JCAP Scientific Director Nate Lewis and researcher Ke Sun are “One Step Closer to Artificial Photosynthesis and ‘Solar Fuels’,” with their paper published in PNAS. MORE
  • FEBRUARY 6, 2015
    JCAP Director Harry Atwater elected to the National Academy of Engineering. MORE
  • JANUARY 21, 2015
    President Barack Obama mentions JCAP in his sixth State of the Union address. VIDEOCUED

+ 2014

  • NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    JCAP Principal Investigator Heinz Frei named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). MORE
  • JUNE 19, 2014
    JCAP researchers develop method to stabilize semiconductors for use in artificial photosynthesis. MORE
  • JUNE 17, 2014
    JCAP’s Adam Weber receives Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award. MORE
  • JUNE 16, 2014
    Distinguished energy writer Daniel Yergin visits JCAP. MORE
  • JUNE 4, 2014
    JCAP featured in Nature journal. MORE
  • MAY 29, 2014
    JCAP researchers stabilize common semiconductors for solar-fuels generation. MORE
  • MARCH 7, 2014
    JCAP researchers examine efficiency of a cobaloxime-modified semiconductor. MORE
  • FEBRUARY 18, 2014
    JCAP’s Alexandra Krawicz receives award at the Western Photosynthesis Conference 2014. MORE
  • JANUARY 15, 2014
    JCAP’s Adam Weber named a winner of the Presidential Early Career Award by President Obama. MORE

+ 2013

  • AUGUST 29, 2013
    JCAP researchers interface molecular catalysts with light absorbers. MORE
  • AUGUST 28, 2013
    JCAP’s Meenesh Singh receives 2013 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Process Development Division Student Paper Award.
  • JULY 31, 2013
    JCAP’s Alexandra Krawicz receives Young Investigator Award. MORE
  • JUNE 26, 2013
    UK Foreign Secretary William Hague visits JCAP.
  • JUNE 24, 2013
    Paper by JCAP researchers on life cycle assessment of solar fuel generation designated a "Hot" article by journal. MORE
  • JUNE 10, 2013
    JCAP researchers develop the first fully integrated microfluidic test-bed for evaluating and optimizing solar-driven electrochemical energy conversion systems. MORE
  • MAY 24, 2013
    JCAP featured in Science Magazine. MORE
  • MAY 24, 2013
    JCAP researchers develop a microfluidic test-bed for solar fuel generation. MORE
  • APRIL 23, 2013
    JCAP researchers make advances in micro-plumbing. MORE
  • JANUARY 31, 2013
    Jorgensen Laboratory, JCAP's headquarters at the California Institute of Technology, awarded LEED Platinum certification. MORE
  • JANUARY 15, 2013
    JCAP researchers model innovations to improve hydrogen production. MORE

+ 2012

  • NOVEMBER 30, 2012
    JCAP researchers design WSe2-based, catalyst-coated electrode that exhibits solar-energy conversion efficiencies of more than 7% for hydrogen evolution. MORE
  • NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    Arun Mujumdar, Founding Director of ARPA-E and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy, visits JCAP.
  • OCTOBER 19, 2012
    Dedication held for Jorgensen Laboratory building, JCAP’s headquarters at the California Institute of Technology. MORE
  • OCTOBER 19, 2012
    Berkeley Lab breaks ground for Solar Energy Research Center, future home of JCAP’s LBNL research facility. MORE
  • APRIL 23, 2012
    DOE Secretary Steven Chu visits JCAP. MORE
  • APRIL 18, 2012
    JCAP's PI Head Peidong Yang elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. MORE

+ 2010–2011

  • JUNE 6, 2011
    JCAPsite at LBNL opens. MORE
  • DECEMBER 3, 2010
    DOE Secretary Chu highlights JCAP in speech to National Press Club. MORE
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