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Solar Energy

A collaborative effort by, Professors Vincent Tung and Sayantani Ghosh with graduate student Som Sarang, has led to three recently published new research papers on the discovery of a low-cost and high throughput way of using perovskites for efficiently harvesting solar energy. http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/2017/raindrops-red-wine-inspire-solar-tech-advancements

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Cell-sized Membranes

UC Merced Professor Anand Subramaniam and his students have come up with a novel, portable and startlingly simple way to create cell-sized membranes out of the phospholipid molecules present in real cell membranes.... http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/2017/scientists-build-synthetic-cell-sized-membranes-out-paper http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.6b11960

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Fellowships

MACEs fellow Yen-Chang Chen have been selected for 2017 BEST Dissertation Fellowship. Congratulations!

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MACES Fellows

MACES Fellows Kat and Som publish their study on the "Hybrid perovskite thin films as highly efficient luminescent solar concentrators" has been accepted for publication in Advanced Optical Materials! Congrats!!

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Publication by MACES Fellows

MACES Fellows Som Sarang and Yen-Chang Chen publish their study on the "Low temperature excitonic spectroscopy and dynamics as a probe of quality in hybrid perovskite thin films" on Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Congrats!!

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Grant

NSF has awarded UC Merced a major center grant: Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM) of a total amount of $4,998,765 (2016-20). MACES researchers, including Jennifer, Sayantani, Tao, Anand and Vincent, play pivotal roles across various research themes: synthesis, assembly, integration and modeling work of novel sensing and biomolecular machines. Congratulations!

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Perovskite Quantum Dots Publication

MACES researcher Jing Zhang at UCSC has pioneered the design of ligand-capped perovskite quantum dots that may have far-reaching implications for synthesis of highly stable perovskite photovoltaics! The paper is published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congratulations! More details can be found here.

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Grant

A $5 million grant will lead to innovative nanotechnology solutions for space exploration missions and increase the number of science, technology, engineering and math graduates. See Press Release Here

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