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pv magazine International

Scientists identify new ‘promising’ absorber material for thin-film solar cells

Professors Geoffroy Hautier and Jifeng Liu, and researcher Zhenkun Yuan are featured in an article about their discovery of zintl-phosphide as a new potential high-efficiency, stable absorber material for thin-film photovoltaic applications.

Mar 18, 2024

The Washington Post

How one of the coldest, darkest towns on Earth is trying to get more energy from the sun

Professor Mary Albert Th'83 is featured in this article about her energy transition project in Qaanaaq, Greenland. "It's cogeneration of knowledge, so they can continue to live where they want to live and how they want to live," said Albert.

Mar 09, 2024

MIT Sloan School of Management

What's next for generative AI: Household chores and more

Professor Geoffrey Parker co-authored this piece about how "Large X models" that turn text into actions may ultimately allow generative AI to water plants and peel potatoes.

Mar 07, 2024

B&H Photography Podcast

Camera on a Chip: Eric Fossum's Invention of the CMOS Image Sensor

On this podcast about "pioneers of photography and digital imaging," Professor Fossum is a featured guest discussing "the invention of the CMOS active-pixel image sensor as part of his work for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory [and] the transfer of the CMOS sensor's 'camera-on-a-chip' technology to industry."

Feb 15, 2024

Precision Vaccinations

Do Antibodies Help Vaccines Protect Against Herpes

Research from Professor Margie Ackerman's lab is cited in this article about the role of antibodies in fighting herpes simplex virus infections. "These findings, published in Cell Reports Medicine, could pave the way for new treatments or vaccines for neonatal herpes ... their results point to a better way to design herpes vaccines and may help explain why many vaccine candidates have failed to be protective in clinical trials," they report.

Feb 14, 2024


ChatGPT: Here's What It Is, How It Works and How It's Evolving

Dean Alexis Abramson is quoted in an article about getting a handle on the evolving power of ChatGPT. "It's unavoidable that students will use ChatGPT, so why don't we figure out a way to help them use it responsibly?" says Abramson.

Feb 10, 2024

Fast Company

NYC is requiring landlords to green their buildings. Here's how to make the upgrades less daunting

Dean Alexis Abramson authored an opinion piece about a new law in New York City called LL97. "The success of this and future laws depends heavily on improving how renters, landlords, and communities engage and communicate to address the very real financial pressures holding back the energy transition," writes Abramson.

Feb 08, 2024

Burlington Free Press

Vermont 'Tech Hub' working on proposal to land $35 million in federal funding

Professor Charles Sullivan is mentioned as a co-founder of Resonant Link, "the South Burlington-based company that makes wireless charging systems for industrial applications and medical devices ... the GaN device being proposed by Resonant Link serves as an example of what the Vermont GaN Tech Hub will be able to produce when it's up and running."

Feb 07, 2024

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