Nabil’s research on solar concentrators was recently published in Optics Express. He along with Peng showed that one can use the polychromat to spectrally split and concentrate sunlight into 3 distinct bands and absorb these bands using 3 different solar cells to achieve an overall increase in efficiency of more than 35%! The paper is open access here.
There is a student spotlight on Precious Cantu in the University of Utah’s Fall 2014 edition of GradNews. You can read it here. Congratulations to Precious!
Friedhelm Adler joins our group for a few months as a DAAD Rise Fellow from Leipzig, Germany. Friedhelm will demonstrate novel heliostat designs, which can be used for research and practical applications.
Precious will be presenting a poster titled, “Sub-wavelength nanopatterning via optical saturable transitions” and Amihai will be presenting a poster titled, “Interferometric Localization Microscopy,” at the Near-Field Optics, Nanophotonics and Related Technologies (NFO) Conference next week at the Snowbird resort in Utah.
Peng’s recent work on using singular-value decomposition and regularization to perform matrix inversion as a means to drastically speed up the computational spectroscopy problem was recently published in Optics Express. This is an extremely important advancement that can enable high-speed computational imaging. Paper is freely available here.
Our recent paper on the cannula microscope was featured on a local TV news station. Details are here.
Our recent paper in APL generated media coverage at these sites: Technology.org, Phys.org, DeviceSpace, Azonano, ScienceDaily, DailyNews, NeuroscienceNews, Gizmag, eScienceNews, Freenewspos, Rorero (Italy), The Asian Age, TMCnet, Medical News Today.