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The 2018 Site Visit is from May 8 to May 10. Help us prepare by submitting an RSVP today if you are attending.

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Engineering Research Center

QESST was established in 2011 as an NSF-DOE funded Engineering Research Center.

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Electricity is the lifeblood of modern society.

Powering everything from cities to pacemakers, our electricity generating system faces challenges. These include harmful environmental impacts, threats to national security, resource supply problems, difficulties in powering autonomous applications, and over a quarter of the world’s population without access to electricity. These all indicate the need for a new electricity generation system.

QESST Scholars and faculty install a solar PV system in Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Park
QESST student that attended Solar Cell 101 places a cell to be screen-printed. This machine automatically applies the top fingers and buss bars.

Addressing the challenges one at a time.

QEEST addresses these challenges by supporting a system of photovoltaic science and innovation—a system that breaks away from the waste and inefficiencies of unsustainable fossil fuels and generates power using our favorite sustainable and unlimited resource: the Sun.

We're kind of a big deal.

The Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST) lab is an Engineering Research Center. QESST is an Engineering Research Center (ERC) sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that focuses on advancing photovoltaic science, technology, and education in order to address one of society’s greatest challenges: sustainably transforming electricity generation to meet the growing demand for energy.

Students in the courtyard, preparing a solar expiriment.

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QESST Report Year 7
Public Report for Year 2017

If you want to know what QESST achievements for this past years are, check out the public report here.   Or if you are a member of QESST, you can access the complete report.

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Workshop 04/17: The Art of Storytelling

  Date: April 17th Time: 1:30 PM (MST) Location: GWC 487 Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/475614567 This 90-minute workshop will teach students, faculty and staff the art of storytelling to communicate Science effectively. Communication of science to non-expert audiences with stories, anecdotes, and narratives is becoming even more important these days.  Narratives are easier to comprehend and audiences find them more engaging than […]

Manuscript Writing by Dr. Holman, Pt. 1

Join us on October 16, 2017 at 9:30 AM MST (check the Calendar for the time at other Universities), for part 1 of the great manuscript-writing course taught by Dr. Holman. Now available to all QESST students and interested faculties through Zoom here!.

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