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Researchers Identify a Low-cost Alternative Material for Next-generation Solar Cells

nwelding • Date: January 24, 2014

With the continual increase in demand for global energy, scientists across the world are working to find a way to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources that are more efficient and environmentally friendly. The sun delivers more energy to the Earth’s surface in one hour than the entire world uses in one year, and realizing the full potential of solar power will require finding effective, inexpensive ways to utilize this vast energy source. Researchers have identified a possible inorganic material for perovskite solar cells, which provides a lower-cost alternative to the organic polymers currently used in the cells.

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Memorial Mass for Akash Sharma

Akash Sharma

The Notre Dame community will gather in prayer this Friday, January 24th at 11:30 a.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to remember and honor the life of Akash Sharma, who passed away on January 1st.

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Alves Receives Baxter Young Investigator Award

Dr. Nathan Alves was recently selected as a First-Tier Winner of the Baxter Young Investigator Award.

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Gibson Receives FACSS Student Award

Larry Gibson, a CBE Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Notre Dame, was the 2013 recipient of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) Student Award.

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In Memoriam: Roger Schmitz, Notre Dame Engineering Professor and Academic Administrator

nwelding • Date: October 18, 2013

Roger A. Schmitz, professor emeritus of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, died at his home in South Bend Friday (Oct. 11) after a courageous and dignified struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 78.

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