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.
Penn hosts Energy Week to generate awareness about scholarship, equity in energy
Penn’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and the Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology hosted their third annual Energy Week from March 20-24, consisting of 24 events across seven of Penn’s 12 schools. Read more at The Daily Pennsylvanian.
At Penn Energy Week, a time to reflect on energy science, technology, and policy
Hosted by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and the Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology, the third annual Energy Week, which runs March 20-24, offers events on decarbonization, careers in the energy sector, global energy security, and more. Read more at Penn Today.
Topping off Penn’s new energy science building
The Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology marks a significant milestone in its construction with a special topping off ceremony on February 3, 2023. Read more at Penn Today.
Nanoscale Studies Pave Way for ‘Next-generation’ Li-ion Batteries
Work in the lab of Prof. Eric Detsi by 2018 VIEST Graduate Fellow John Corsi is gaining new insights into why silicon anodes in lithium-ion batteries rapidly degrade and fail. Learn more at Penn Engineering Today.
An updated understanding of how to synthesize value-added chemicals
A new paper in Science, reporting work supported by the Vagelos Institute, provides key insights on how to add functional groups onto simple hydrocarbons including methane, a crucial first step towards designing the next generation of catalyts. Read more in Penn Today.
Penn Trustees approve design for the Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology
The Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology has received design approval from the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees. The new $173 million facility will consolidate existing and emerging energy research programs by providing 110,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space. Read the entire article at Penn Today.
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.
Materials for a more sustainable future
Vagelos Professor in Energy Research Thomas Mallouk and his group address challenges faced by engineers and materials scientists using a collaborative approach and their expertise in fundamental chemical research. Read the entire article at Penn Today.
Creating a powerhouse for energy solutions
A cover story in OMNIA gives readers a tour of the research in the Vagelos Institute and elsewhere that defines Penns commitment to creating a sustainable planet. Read the entire feature in OMNIA.