All solar energy

September 14, 2016

U.S. Energy Dept. grant to fund development of next generation solar cells

Why does a promising photovoltaic material perform below limit?

Solar cell converts atmospheric CO2 directly into syngas.

July 28, 2016

Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

1,000-fold improved chemistry leads to ‘artificial leaf’ that makes syngas

Quantum dots in containers

May 10, 2013

Perfectly doped quantum dots yield colors to dye for

Ultra-precise method for doping the tiny semiconductors produces vivid hues

Physicist Sivalingam Sivananthan and US Rep Mike Quigley

April 16, 2013

Congressman looks closer at UIC technology

How would you hide from night vision? U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley wanted to know.

June 21, 2012

UIC Chemist Explores Nanotechnology in Search of Cheaper Solar Cells

Luke Hanley, professor and head of chemistry, received a $390,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to test methods of coating solar panel films using nanoparticles. The inexpensive films could be wrapped over everything from vehicles to buildings to gain maximum sun exposure to produce electricity.