CER News Archives
December 6, 2015
Tammy Ma, a LLNL researcher and former UC San Diego PhD student in Professor Farhat Beg's Fast Ignition and Laser-Plasma Interactions group, is featured in an episode of National Geographic's Breakthrough series on developments in energy production that could avert global warming and usher in a new era of clean, safe energy.
July 2015For the past year CER has been working with Assistant Professor at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS), Jennifer Burney, on a project that will change the way families in third-world countries cook. more...
June 18, 2015CER provided an information session for volunteers from Reuben H. Fleet Science Center on renewable energy sources, distribution and storage. The volunteers will support a new exhibition at Fleet, which builds on the present “So WATT!” display and is due to open early Fall 2015. more...
March 2015Rick Moyer, a research scientist in the Center for Energy Research, completed his 11th consecutive year of conducting workshops for the San Diego Expanding Your Horizons workshop, held in the Shiley Center for Science and Technology at the University of San Diego. The goal of these EYH events is to encourage middle and junior high school girls to consider STEM careers early enough to choose the appropriate mathematics and science classes in high school. more...
The Center for Energy Research and Lawrence Livermore Lab Collaborate on Study of ‘Matter Under Extreme Conditions’
March 2015The Center for Energy Research (CER) at UC San Diego and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will collaborate on a new Center for Matter under Extreme Conditions (CMEC). This research involves disciplines as varied as engineering, astrophysics, and supercomputing – and gains in importance as we seek to harness the benefits of matter “in extremis.” more...
March 2015In late 2014, PISCES-B was used for a series of high-fluence plasma exposures to investigate the deuterium fuel retention properties of tungsten, when exposed to continuous plasma bombardment. The goal was to determine whether the fuel retention in the tungsten saturates with fluence, or continues to increase as a function of the plasma exposure time. more...
Bill Torre will test smart invertors under the California Energy Commission's Electric Program Investment Charge
February 2015The Center for Energy Research's Director of Energy Storage Systems, William Torre, will lead a two-year project to conduct testing of “smart” inverters. His team will build a state-of-the art facility with grid and photovoltaic simulators, which will allow live testing under actual simulated load and photovoltaic generation conditions while in a controlled laboratory environment. more...
January 2015Professor Farhat Beg of UC San Diego’s Center for Energy Research will lead a three-year project with collaborators from the University of Michigan and the Naval Research Laboratory titled State-of-the-art high-flux mono-energetic ion sources driven by ultra-intense laser pulses. The grant was funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Basic Research Initiatives program. more...
January 2015A team led by Professor Farhat Beg in the Center For Energy Research has been awarded a two-year grant from the National Laser Users’ Facility (NLUF). The NLUF provides university and industry access to one of the world's premier laser user facilities, the OMEGA Laser Facility. more...
December 2014UC San Diego receives $3 million award to help advance energy storage system
16 December 2014 - Jacobs School of Engineering News CenterARPA-E Charges Program to validate novel grid-storage technologies
December 2014 - ARPA-EA Look Inside Four Solar Labs Offers a Glimpse of What's New in PV R&D
8 November 2014 - RenewableEnergyWorld.comCER engages students with interactive exhibits at the High Tech Fair Summary of the 9th International Conference on Dense Z Pinches Bill Torre of the UCSD Center for Energy Research on Microgrid Developments, Obstacles, “Solar Happy Hour”
8 August 2014 - RenewableEnergyWorld.com cross posted with Scaling GreenSummary of the 44th Annual Anomalous Absorption Conference
June 2014Chris McGuffey awarded Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program Grant
March 2014CER teaches middle school girls concepts of electricity at Expanding Your Horizons workshop
1 October 2013 - Calit2 Newsroom"Our Energy Future" Public Lecture Series
18 September 2013 - UC San Diego Extension Newsroom
23 October 2012 - The New York TimesResearchers reach record performance for ethanol-based fuel cells
7 June 2012 - Biofuels DigestBest Reported Performance for Fuel Cells Operating Directly on Ethanol
4 June 2012 - Jacobs School of Engineering News CenterPresident Obama Visits Solar Power Plant Using Technology Developed by UC San Diego Engineers
22 March 2012 - UC San Diego News Center
15 November 2011 - KPBSSolar Panels Keep Buildings Cool, Study Says
July 2011 - Solaripedia
UCSD to host the 2011 High Energy Density Physics Summer School.
16 December 2010
Prof. Tynan elected fellow of American Physical Society.
30 September 2010
Web interview of Prof. George Tynan, regarding various facets of his research, on the ORA web site.
15 September 2009 - Softpedia
CER members awarded a 5-year DOE Plasma Science Center grant
11 September 2009
11 September 2009 - Jacobs School of Engineering News CenterPlasma power: turning fusion into a renewable energy source
11 September 2009 - Jacobs School of Engineering News CenterUC San Diego installs high-efficiency sun-tracking solar panels
27 July 2009 - Jacobs School of Engineering News CenterUCSD scientists shed 'light' on semiconductor quandary
14 July 2009 - Jacobs School of Engineering News Center
30 April 2009 - La Jolla Light via Borrego SolarPartnership to Expand Solar Use in Calif.
17 April 2009 - KPBSUC Davis Receives $3M from Energy Commission for Renewable Energy Programs
16 April 2009 - UC Davis News
Teresa Bartal and Steven Ross named Lawrence Scholars.
30 January 2009
21 November 2008 - NewswiseGrowing Green Industry in San Diego
13 October 2008 - KPBS
The Call for Papers for the 36th ICOPS and 23rd SOFE has been released. The abstract deadline is January 9, 2009.UC San Diego researchers create enhanced light sources for lithography
9 July 2008 -Jacobs School of Engineering News Center
Steven Koonin, chief scientist of BP, presents the 1st CER distinguished Lecture
7 March 2007
UCSD to host the 2007 High Energy Density Physics Summer School.
7 December 2006
UCSD researchers to play a leading role in the Jupiter-III US-Japan collaboration on fusion nuclear technologies
17 September 2006
New Vice Chancellor for Research Appointed
21 July 2006
5 July 2005 - Jacobs School of Engineering News CenterThe power of the sun...on earth
Spring 2001 - Jacobs School of Engineering Newsletter