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October 27, 2015

Resnick Institute Featured in Reuters Documentary: 7 Resaons the World Will Be Sustainable

We are honored to be featured in Thomson Reuters' seven-part documentary series showcasing advances aimed at solving the world's greatest sustainability challenges. We're featured in the Science and Innovation section. Click through below to watch our segment and learn more about the entire series.

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September 14, 2015

Caltech Calls for 'Crazy New Science' to Save the Planet

Delia Milliron wants your windows to stop being so stupid. Mika Järvinen wants to lay waste to the concept of waste. Joel Dawson wants the world’s cell phone systems to save the energy equivalent of 7 million cars, while Yi Cui wants to put you into a shiny new Tesla. --Got your own crazy idea to save the world? Caltech’s Resnick Institute just might honor you next year with its Resonate Award, a tribute it bestowed on each of these scientists this year.

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February 5, 2015

Who Will Fund Tomorrow’s Big Scientific Breakthroughs?

Funding for long-term research has slowed to critical levels. For a sustainable future, corporations need to build a pipeline of real solutions.

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October 20, 2014

Executive Perspective: So you want to be a cleantech entrepreneur?

First Look West (FLoW), a cleantech business plan competition covering the Western Region of the United States, and run by the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech, has seen that the odds can be shortened by paying attention to the three core “C’s” that prevent technology innovators from becoming entrepreneurs.

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May 19, 2014

Caltech Announces New, Disruptive Innovation

Dr. Harry Atwater of Caltech is one of the world’s leading researchers of Applied Physics and Materials Science, specializing in technology related to photovoltaics and solar energy. As director of Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute, he is also the visionary and catalyst behind a new set of awards (the Resonate Awards) to recognize unsung heroes in scientific advances related to sustainability.

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May 15, 2014

Caltech’s New Sustainability Awards to Drive Disruptive Innovation

Dr. Harry Atwater of Caltech is one of the world’s leading researchers of Applied Physics and Materials Science, specializing in technology related to photovoltaics and solar energy. According to Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators, a subset of the Web of Science, Dr. Atwater ranks among the top 1% most-cited authors in both Physics and Materials Science, based on citations tracked over the last decade. As director of Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute, he is also the visionary and catalyst behind a new set of awards (the Resonate Awards) to recognize unsung heroes in scientific advances related to sustainability.

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August 21, 2013

Caltech Establishes Resonate Awards to Reward Innovation in Sustainability

The Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech, a think tank which is funded by entrepreneurs Lynda and Stewart Resnick, who created the POM Wonderful and FIJI Water brands, has established a global award that will honor cutting-edge work that addresses some of the hardest problems in energy and sustainability.

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August 20, 2013

John Dabiri Recognized as Pioneering Innovator

Resnick Sustainability Institute faculty board member, John Dabiri has been named to MIT Tech Review’s TR-35 list of top-pioneering innovators.

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August 12, 2013

Resnick Institute Director Harry Atwater Named Editor-in-Chief of ACS Photonics

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is launching ACS Photonics, a new online-only journal. This monthly, interdisciplinary publication focuses on high-impact research in photonics, which the ACS defines as the study of the interactions of light with matter.

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April 23, 2013

Atwater Group's Strategies for Ultra Efficient Solar Power Identified as one of the Top 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2013

Harry Atwater thinks his lab can make an affordable device that produces more than twice the solar power generated by today’s panels. The feat is possible, says the Caltech professor of materials science and applied physics, because of recent advances in the ability to manipulate light at a very small scale.

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