This installment of Science Cafe will focus on technologies now being developed which will provide transformational energy-efficient solutions for the future. In his lab, Dr. Vladimir Bulovic and his colleagues are discovering and designing uses for nano-materials that will help create the next generations of solar cells, lightbulbs and displays. Soon you may be watching paper-thin televisions powered by the sun, using his discoveries!
Professor Bulovic has authored over 40 research papers and has more than 30 issued patents in the areas of organic LEDs, lasers, photodetectors, memories, and nanostructured devices. His recent honors include NSF CAREER award, Technology Review TR100 2004 Innovators Who Create the Future List, and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the nation's hightest award for academic researchers in their early careers. In 2009, a demonstration of Dr. Bulovic's work with LED white light sources was included on President Obama's tour of MIT.
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