Month: September 2015

QESST for solar power to feed an energy hungry world

Researchers at the Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST) Engineering Research Center are hoping to meet much of the terawatt challenge with solar technology alone by vastly improving the performance of photovoltaic cells. QESST is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy under NSF grant #1041895, and is headquartered […]


Dr. Harry Atwater elected into the National Academy of Engineering

Dr. Harry Atwater, QESST Deputy Director, was elected into the National Academy of Engineering.  Atwater was recognized for his contributions to plasmonics.  This honor is considered one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Article in Caltech News on February 6, 2015