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February 2nd, 2008

UI prof gets a $9.1 million commitment for solar cell process

Abstract:
It's not every day you get a call offering you $100,000 - much less a commitment for $9.1 million - but Munir Nayfeh got such a call in August.

The University of Illinois physics professor had just published a paper in the journal Applied Physics Letters. The paper explained how an ultrathin layer of nanomaterials could improve the efficiency of solar cells.
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It just so happened that a UI news release about the finding caught the eye of California investor David Gelbaum - who quickly placed a call to Nayfeh.

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