The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 6: Southwest Area (encompassing New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Nevada) has selected Dr. Jose Luis Cruz-Campa (in Sandia’s MEMS* Technologies Dept.) as the recipient of their 2014 Outstanding Engineer Award for his “critical technical and leadership contributions to the development of microsystems-enabled PV (MEPV) technology and […]
During the TEDxABQ event, Sandia’s Vipin Gupta (in the Material, Devices, and Energy Technology Dept.) shared his team’s notable Microsystems-Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV) Grand Challenge work before a packed house at UNM’s Popejoy hall. (View the ~10-minute video.)
Outside the auditorium during the mass break sessions, Vipin showed off green LED-MEPV units powered by the New Mexico […]
The Albuquerque Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has selected Dr. Jose Luis Cruz-Campa as the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Young Engineer Award for his outstanding contributions to the electrical engineering profession. A key aspect of Jose Luis’ research program is the use of microfabrication techniques, more commonly used in […]
Materials Science and Engineering Support for Microsystems-Enabled Photovoltaic Grand Challenge Laboratory-Directed Research and Development Project
Sandia’s Coatings and Surface Engineering, Packaging and Polymer Processing, and Organic Materials Science departments in the Materials Engineering Group have provided extensive support for the microsystems-enabled photovoltaic (MEPV) grand challenge laboratory-directed research and development (LDRD) project, which is now in its third and final year. Materials Engineering Group materials scientists, precision engineers, and technologists have […]
Sandia’s microsystems enabled photovoltaics, also known as “solar glitter,” captured a prestigious R&D 100 Award in this year’s contest.
Microsystems enabled photovoltaics combine mature technology and tools currently used in microsystem production with groundbreaking advances in photovoltaic cell design. The cells are created using mature microdesign and microfabrication techniques, said Sandia researcher Vipin Gupta. The cells […]
Sandia National Laboratories semiconductor engineer Gregory Nielson and postdoctoral appointee Jose Luis Cruz-Campa recently took some time to discuss their breakthrough in photovoltaic (PV) technology. Their small, flexible photovoltaics are highly efficient and cost effective—the perfect combination for a game-changing technology.
This Q&A and video are part of the Lab Breakthrough series, which highlights innovations […]
Sandia National Laboratories will begin researching how to use glitter-sized photovoltaic cells in utility-scale solar power systems, which eventually could cut the costs of solar panels in half and nearly double their efficiency.
Sandia’s work with industry, other labs and universities to improve the design, materials and manufacturing processes of the Microsystems-Enabled Photovoltaic (MEPV) cells won […]