Gift from Hari Kumar and Sonia Nayaham supports VLEST Laboratories

Hari Kumar, ENG’95, W’95, and Sonia Nayaham have made a gift to the School of Arts and Sciences that funds the construction of laboratory spaces in the Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology (VLEST), supports research and scholarship at the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI), and endows a scholarship fund that furthers the school’s goal of expanding need-blind undergraduate financial aid to international students. Read more at Penn Almanac.

New funding supports milestone initiative to advance artificial photosynthesis for the production of fuels from sunlight

Penn’s Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology is a partner in a $40 million award from the Department of Energy focused on the production of fuels from sunlight. The Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE), led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, aims to fill gaps in existing knowledge to allow for development of practical artificial photosynthetic systems. Read the entire article at Penn Today, and for more information on the Fuels from Sunlight Energy Innovation Hub program visit the DOE Energy Innovation Hubs website.

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