UIC Researchers co-host 2012 International Symposium on Optoelectronics Materials and Devices

Jul 12, 2012
Congratulations to Professor Siva SivananthanProfessor Christoph Grein, and Ms. Yesim Anter for co-hosting a successful 2012 International Symposium on Optoelectronics Materials and Devices here in Chicago on July 12-14. ISOMD 2012 brought a wide range of audience from academia, industry and government agencies together and promoted networking and discussions on the rapidly advancing solar photovoltaics, infrared photovoltaics and oxide materials. The symposium highlighted keynote and welcoming speeches from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Lt. Governor of Illinois, Sheila Simon, along with Dr. Nibir Dhar of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Dr. Elaine Ulrich of the U.S. Department of Energy and UIC faculty member Dr. Robert Klie. After the conclusion of the symposium, the leadership of the non-profit InSPIRE (Solar Photovoltaic Innovation, Research, and Edu-training), whose members include UIC faculty and staff, convened for its kick-off meeting on July 14, 2012, where U.S. Congressman Danny Davis delivered a welcoming speech and Illinois State Senator Michael Noland gave remarks. For more information please read the full version of the MPL Reporter Issue No: 6. If you missed previous issues, you can find them in the Newsletters section.

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