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Blade Runner

Engineering the next generation of turbines for wind energy

As wind energy technology has seen a dramatic reduction in cost over the past decade and is now competitive with nuclear and fossil fuels for electric power generation in many... Read

Energy Extension

New initiative leverages campus expertise for clean energy implementation

A six million dollar grant announced by Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan supports a new Energy Extension Initiative on the UMass... Read

"Greener" Materials Science

Engineering natural polymers into biomaterials and water treatment technologies

In the exploding biomedical and environmental fields there is a growing need for innovative and “greener” materials that can heal wounds faster or remove toxic chemicals from... Read

Solar PHaSE

Advancing the frontiers of polymer-based photovoltaic research

To meet the increasing demands for clean and sustainable solar energy, researchers at the PHaSE (Polymer-Based Materials for Harvesting Solar Energy) Energy Frontier Research... Read

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Up close view of nanocrystals  (in purple) against an orange background
Crystal Conversion: Using Nanocrystals for Next Generation Organic Solar Cells

The image above depicts nanocrystals (in purple) of a compound called PCBM, a derivative of the molecule, fullerene. The crystals were...