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UT Austin receives NSF grant to collaborate with METU's PV Center


A team lead by Center Director Brian Korgel has received a grant from the NSF to collaborate with Turkey's METU on Energy Harvesting for Sustainable and Energy Efficient Buildings of the Future. Matching funding was provided by TUBITAK, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.


September 24, 2013

Douglas Pernik of UT Austin named I/UCRC Innovation Fellow


As a recipient of this Fellowship, Doug will live in Melbourne, Australia for three months next summer while collaborating with researchers from CSIRO and The University of Melbourne.The funding from the NSF will go towards travel, living expenses and supply expenses.


September 16, 2013

Registration for University of Tennessee, Knoxville Planning Meeting available


The University of Tennessee Knoxville will hold their I/UCRC Planning Meeting to show both the NSF and potential Industry Members their organizational and project information on November 11-12 at the Four Points Sheraton in Knoxville, TN. Please register here if you are planning to attend. Jon Peck will be in touch with you with further details upon receiving your registration.


October 28, 2013

UT Austin site awarded Veteran's Research Supplement (VRS)


The VRS will provide the UT Austin site with a $10,000 supplement that will be used to fund the research of  veteran undergraduate, Ty Updegrave, over the course of the next year. Ty began working with the Korgel Group in July 2013. Congrats Ty!


August 20, 2013

2013 National Defense Energy Summit visitors to tour UT Austin NGPV Facilities


Attendees of next week's 2013 National Defense Energy Summit that will be held in Austin, TX will have an opportunity to tour the facilities that the UT Austin team utilizes as well as receive information on the Center and its activities and capabilities. UT Austin graduate students will help lead the tour.


November 6, 2013

Center Director receives 2012 AIChE Professional Progress Award, gives talk at 2013 Annual Meeting


As the recipient of last year's award, Brian was invited to give a lecture at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting that was held in San Francisco, CA. The award is given to a Chemical Engineer who has made a "significant contribution to the science of chemical engineering." Please see the following interview with Brian that AIChE posted on their Youtube Channel. 


[Youtube] UT Austin's Brian Korgel and 2013 Professional Progress Award Winner talks to AIChE


November 6, 2013


University Tennessee,
Knoxville Planning Meeting Successfully Concluded

The UTK Planning Meeting concluded with successful participation by Eastman Chemical, XSI Solar, Oak Ridge National Labs, Solvay and others.  Thanks to our hosts at hte University of Tennessee as well as the National Science Foundation for a successful meeting. 


November 12, 2013

Defense Energy Summit Visitors Tour Center

Infigen, Heliovolt, members of the United States Military and many others toured the Center for Next Generation PV today to gain key insight into cutting edge research in the Solar and PV space. 


November 13, 2013

Center Team Completes NSF I-Corps Program

The Center for Next Generation Photovotaics finalized the NSF I-Corps program taking top prize for the best team in the New York cohort.


November  18, 2013

Past News

NGPV on Youtube

Project Selection to be Held in Austin, TX Feb. 4-5, 2014
The next Industry Advisory Board Meeting will be held at the University of Texas at Austin.  Key focuse will be on the development of annual research projects for the center in conjunction with Industry Input

August 5, 2013

Bi-Annual Industrial Advisory Board Meeting Complete


Thanks to the Industrial Advisory Board members for attending our recent Center Review at Colorado State. All project summaries are available on the member site.


July 28, 2013

Welcome to our new web page!


The site is designed to work on mobile devices as well. Let us know if you have any comments!


July 25, 2013

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