The United States Department of Energy (US DOE) recently announced an investment of $36 Million in a number of projects to improve situational awareness of solar energy systems, especially at critical infrastructure sites. This investment will increase resilience to cyber and physical threats, and strengthen solar integration on the grid.
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The enhanced power of the new measuring technique to characterize materials at scales much smaller than any current technologies will accelerate the discovery and investigation of 2D, micro- and nanoscale materials.
The system is a result of research work that resulted in a myriad of sensing devices for LIDAR, low-concentration biomarker detection, heavy metal detection, air-and water-pollution sensing, 40 Gbit/sec EO modulator, and wide band RF sensors.
Texas ECE PhD student Kyle McNicholas won one of two Best Paper awards at the 2018 Electronic Materials Conference (EMC) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in June 2018.
The grant is part of a $7.5 million initiative by the DOE to support the research and development of innovative designs that will strengthen the resilience of the U.S. power grid.
Prof. Huang was chosen for demonstrating “a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development and welfare of society.”