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Senator Heinrich Touts Energy Savings & Job Creation through Shaheen-Portman Bill

"New Mexico is already capitalizing on a diversified but rapidly transforming energy sector and stands to benefit from leveraging investments in efficiency projects and innovative technologies." -Senator Martin Heinrich Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, a member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, delivered a speech on the Senate floor in support of [...]

By | September 17th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Senator Heinrich Touts Energy Savings & Job Creation through Shaheen-Portman Bill

SSLS Scientist Andy Armstrong Receives 2013 Employee Recognition Award

SSLS EFRC Scientist, Andy Armstrong, recipient of Sandia's 2013 Employee Recognition Award Congratulations to SSLS EFRC Sr. Investigator Andy Armstrong, who was honored with Sandia's 2013 Employee Recognition Award. Andy was awarded in recognition of his development and application of novel defect characterization for III-Nitride materials. Sandia's prestigious Employee Recognition Awards (ERA) are [...]

By | September 9th, 2013|EC, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Events, News, News & Events, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on SSLS Scientist Andy Armstrong Receives 2013 Employee Recognition Award

EFRC Scientist Weng Chow Awarded the Quantum Electronics Award

EFRC scientist, Weng Chow, recipient of the 2013 Quantum Electronics Award. EFRC Sr. Investigator Weng Chow is the recipient of the 2013 Quantum Electronics Award. This highly prestigious award presented by the IEEE Photonics Society is given to a select group of scientists who are considered pioneers in the field of quantum electronics. [...]

By | July 24th, 2013|Energy, Energy Efficiency, News, News & Events, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on EFRC Scientist Weng Chow Awarded the Quantum Electronics Award

SSLS Exhibit at Explora Museum

EFRC scientist Jeff Tsao, in conjunction with Sandian Erik Spoerke and UNM scientist Patrick Johnson, volunteered at Explora Museum over the weekend. The three scientists participated in a program event hosted by Explora called Portal to the Public, whose goal is to, "Engage in experiential activities with scientists that are your neighbors in the c0mmunity." [...]

By | April 14th, 2013|EC, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Events, News, News & Events, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on SSLS Exhibit at Explora Museum

Jonathan Wierer to Present at Illuminating Engineering Society-Albuquerque Section Meeting

One of our SSLS scientists, Jonathan Wierer, is presenting at the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)-Albuquerque section meeting. The goal of IES is to, “improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that will benefit the general populace.” His talk titled, “Latest SSL work at Sandia [...]

By | April 12th, 2013|EC, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Events, News & Events, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on Jonathan Wierer to Present at Illuminating Engineering Society-Albuquerque Section Meeting

George Wang’s Invited Talk at 2013 tSSL

SSLS scientist George Wang presented at tSSL on March 26th-27th. George Wang, a senior investigator in solid-state lighting science, was invited to speak at the 7th Taiwan Solid-State Lighting (2013 tSSL). The conference was held on March 26th-27th in Taipei, Taiwan. The purpose of tSSL is "to bring together scientists and engineers actively [...]

By | March 26th, 2013|Conferences, EC, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Surety, Events, News, News & Events, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on George Wang’s Invited Talk at 2013 tSSL

BES Web Highlight: Single-mode gallium nitride nanowire lasers

A new top-down method for fabricating gallium nitride (GaN) nanowires with precisely controlled geometries enables single-mode, rather than typically-observed multi-mode, lasing behavior. Single-mode lasing arises from strong mode competition induced by careful restriction of the nanowire dimensions. This research was published by Sandia National Laboratories and is featured in a BES EFRC newsletter that highlights the [...]

By | January 28th, 2013|EC, Energy Efficiency, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on BES Web Highlight: Single-mode gallium nitride nanowire lasers

“Solid-state Lighting: ‘The case’ 10 Years After and Future Prospects” paper will be translated in Chinese

In 2011, ERFC scientist Jeff Tsao, in conjunction with Roland Haitz and Taiming Zhou, published an SSLS paper titled, "Solid-state Lighting: 'The Case' 10 Years After and Future Prospects". The paper critiques a previously released white paper titled, "The Case for a National Research Program on Semiconductor Lighting" while providing new predictions for the next [...]

By | January 14th, 2013|EC, Energy, Energy Efficiency, News & Events, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on “Solid-state Lighting: ‘The case’ 10 Years After and Future Prospects” paper will be translated in Chinese

Manos Kioupakis visits Sandia and gives an SSL Special Seminar

Professor Emmanouil (Manos) Kioupakis, from the University of Michigan, visited Sandia for technical discussions and to give a seminar on "Auger Recombination in Nitride Light-Emitting Diodes from First Principles Calculations." Professor Kioupakis just finished a post-doc with Professor Chris van de Walle at UC Santa Barbara, and has been doing first-principles calculations of Auger recombination [...]

By | December 13th, 2012|EC, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Events, News & Events, Seminars, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on Manos Kioupakis visits Sandia and gives an SSL Special Seminar

Successful Conclusion of SSLS EFRC’s High School Summer 2012 Internships

Our SSLS EFRC brought in four high school interns this summer.  All were between their junior and senior years of high school, and had strong backgrounds math and science.  Our interns participated in a wide range of activities: ES&H courses, intense solid-state lighting science and technology reading, experimental work in one of our optics laboratories, [...]

By | August 10th, 2012|Energy Efficiency, News, News & Events, Solid-State Lighting|Comments Off on Successful Conclusion of SSLS EFRC’s High School Summer 2012 Internships