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Solar Center Promotes Adoption of Solar Tech


UC Riverside Solar Initiative Presents "Bright Horizons in Solar Energy" Lecture Series

The Southern California Research Initiative for Solar Energy (SC-RISE) presents this lecture series to promote the adoption of solar technologies throughout our region.

(March 1, 2010)

Mihri Ozkan, professor of electrical engineering at UCR, delivered the first lecture.Enlarge

Mihri Ozkan, professor of electrical engineering at UCR, delivered the first lecture.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) -- A new lecture series at UC Riverside is called “Bright Horizons in Solar Energy.” The first lecture, given by Mihri Ozkan, professor of electrical engineering at UCR, was called “Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells: Engineering at the Nanoscale.” Ozkan is working to produce materials that can be applied to walls and other surfaces on a massive scale, turning nearly any structure into a solar collector.

The Southern California Research Initiative for Solar Energy (SC-RISE) presents this lecture series to promote the adoption of solar technologies throughout the region, including new ways to collect, store and transmit solar energy.

It will feature academic and industry researchers and other experts to provide a platform for new ideas and a catalyst for problem solving in the solar field.
Speakers for the 2010 series also include:

• March 25 – Javier Garay, Mechanical Engineering
• April 15 – Nosang V. Myung, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
• May 6 – Valentine I. Vullev, Bioengineering
• May 27 – Cengiz S. Ozkan, Mechanical Engineering

All lectures are free, open to the public and begin at 3 p.m. There is a charge for parking. After the March 4 event, all lectures in the series will be in Room A-265 Bourns Hall. For more information, call 951-781-5652.

The University of California, Riverside (www.ucr.edu) is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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