Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > UCSB Director of Institute for Energy Efficiency Awarded Kavli Professorship

John E. Bowers
John E. Bowers

Abstract:
John E. Bowers, a pioneering professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Santa Barbara and director of the campus's Institute for Energy Efficiency, is the first scholar appointed to the Fred Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology.

UCSB Director of Institute for Energy Efficiency Awarded Kavli Professorship

Santa Barbara, CA | Posted on July 15th, 2009

Bowers is recognized as an international leader in the development of novel optoelectronic devices for the next generation of optical networks.

The endowed professorship was established with a gift from Fred Kavli, a Norwegian-born physicist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, who is dedicated to supporting scientific research and initiatives that have a positive, long-term impact on the human condition. Kavli is a trustee of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation and a generous campus benefactor.

"I am delighted that John is our Fred Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology," said Kavli. "He is an exceptional and accomplished scientist whose research and career -- including serving as the first director of UCSB's Institute for Energy Efficiency -- demonstrate a commitment to science and solving our important issues. I look forward to him continuing this pursuit, not only as a member of the UCSB faculty, but as part of our Kavli community of researchers who share his commitment."

Endowed chairs are highly prized academic positions that honor academic excellence. They enable a university to attract and retain distinguished scholars and to develop more fully a field of study by providing ongoing financial support for enhanced research and teaching.

"The Kavli Chair will allow me to pursue the more speculative ideas in nanotechnology, such as developing nanostructured materials for better thermoelectrics than are found in nature," said Bowers. Noting the international recognition given to the Kavli Foundation and the Kavli Institute because of its support for science worldwide, Bowers said, "I am honored to receive the Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology."

UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang described Bowers as "an admired professor, visionary researcher, and internationally renowned innovator in high-speed optoelectronics and silicon photonics. UC Santa Barbara is immensely grateful to Fred Kavli for this endowed chair in nanotechnology, which will support Professor Bowers' groundbreaking research. Fred is an international visionary and giant in advancing scientific research and a great friend to our campus."

Bowers earned his Ph.D. at Stanford University and joined the UCSB faculty in 1987 after working for AT&T Bell Laboratories and Honeywell. He is head of the campus's Institute for Energy Efficiency, which brings together 50 researchers with related expertise to develop new energy-saving technologies. The institute was recently awarded a $19 million federal grant to establish a new Center on Materials for Energy Efficiency Applications.

A prolific scientist, Bowers is the author of more than 450 journal articles and holds 52 patents. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA), and the American Physical Society. His numerous awards include the IEEE's Photonics Society William Streifer Award and the OSA Holonyak Prize. In addition, Bowers and his co-workers received the ACE Award for Most Promising Technology for the hybrid silicon laser.

In addition to his personal philanthropy, Fred Kavli established the Kavli Foundation. Based in Oxnard, the Kavli Foundation is dedicated to the goals of advancing science for the benefit of humanity and promoting increased public understanding and support for scientists and their work. The foundation's mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, professorships, and symposia in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience, and theoretical physics as well as prizes in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. Kavli serves as foundation chair.

At UC Santa Barbara, Kavli has endowed two chairs in engineering, including the professorship in nanotechnology, which was established in 2000 with a $500,000 gift. Previously, the endowment supported the activities of a scholar in the area of microelectromechanical systems technology. In 2002, the Kavli Foundation provided landmark grants to the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), which is named in his honor. Today, UCSB's institute is one of 15 Kavli institutes worldwide dedicated to advancing fundamental research in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and theoretical physics.

####

About UC Santa Barbara
The University of California, Santa Barbara is a leading research institution that also provides a comprehensive liberal arts learning experience. Because teaching and research go hand in hand at UC Santa Barbara, our students are full participants in an educational journey of discovery that stimulates independent thought, critical reasoning, and creativity. Our academic community of faculty, students, and staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of our multicultural and global society. Our commitment to public service is manifested through the creation and distribution of knowledge that advances the well-being of our state, nation, and world. All of this takes place within a living and learning environment like no other, as we draw inspiration, opportunity, and advantage from the beauty and resources of UC Santa Barbara's extraordinary location at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Eileen Conrad
805-893-8726

George Foulsham
805-893-3071

Copyright © UC Santa Barbara

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Why Is Google Making Synthetic Arms? February 1st, 2015

Nanomaterials Used to Reduce Heat Generated by LED Panels February 1st, 2015

Leader Describes Iran's Independence as Root Cause of Bullying Powers' Enmity February 1st, 2015

Performance Drop in Solar Cells Prevented by Nanotechnology February 1st, 2015

Optical computing/ Photonic computing

New signal amplification process set to transform communications, imaging, computing: UC San Diego researchers discover a mechanism to amplify signals in optoelectronic systems that is far more efficient than standard processes January 21st, 2015

Rice's Naomi Halas to direct Smalley Institute: Optics pioneer will lead Rice's multidisciplinary science institute January 15th, 2015

Graphene plasmons go ballistic: Graphene combined with the insulting power of boron nitride enables light control in tiny circuits with dramatically reduced energy loss January 12th, 2015

High photosensitivity 2D-few-layered molybdenum diselenide phototransistors December 8th, 2014

Announcements

Why Is Google Making Synthetic Arms? February 1st, 2015

Nanomaterials Used to Reduce Heat Generated by LED Panels February 1st, 2015

Leader Describes Iran's Independence as Root Cause of Bullying Powers' Enmity February 1st, 2015

Performance Drop in Solar Cells Prevented by Nanotechnology February 1st, 2015

Appointments/Promotions/New hires/Resignations/Deaths

Nexeon Board Changes Announced January 29th, 2015

Rice's Naomi Halas to direct Smalley Institute: Optics pioneer will lead Rice's multidisciplinary science institute January 15th, 2015

SUNY Board Appoints Dr. Alain Kaloyeros as Founding President of SUNY Polytechnic Institute January 13th, 2015

Blend Therapeutics Appoints Distinguished Physician Scientist, Dennis Ausiello, MD, to Board of Directors January 8th, 2015

Energy

Performance Drop in Solar Cells Prevented by Nanotechnology February 1st, 2015

Pinholes are Pitfalls for High Performance Solar Cells February 1st, 2015

New method allows for greater variation in band gap tunability: The method can change a material's electronic band gap by up to 200 percent January 31st, 2015

Crystal light: New light-converting materials point to cheaper, more efficient solar power: University of Toronto engineers study first single crystal perovskites for new solar cell and LED applications January 30th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2015 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE