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EDUconnections Highlights Arizona State University Research

December 6, 2010 - 5:47pm


For the past year, .EDUconnections has been the Office of Science and Technical Information’s online portal for highlighting some of the amazing scientific research being done at our nation’s universities and colleges. They’re helping get the message out about how research and technical advancements through Department of Energy sponsored programs are propelling our future workforce to new discoveries in science, engineering, mathematics and many other technical disciplines.

This month they’re pleased to spotlight Arizona State University. ASU's celebrated scientists, scholars and artists pursue an overriding goal: to find and share knowledge that addresses the major challenges we face.

Some of Arizona State’s programs being highlighted this month:

  • LightWorks - LightWorks pulls light-inspired research at ASU under one strategic framework. LightWorks is a multidisciplinary effort to leverage ASU’s unique strengths, particularly in renewable energy fields including artificial photosynthesis, biofuels, and next-generation photovoltaics. LightWorks will eventually include other light-based projects in fields ranging from healthcare to computing and beyond.
  • The Flexible Display Center - The Flexible Display Center’s strives to evolve and leverage the world-class flexible display capabilities, in concert with other ASU synergistic research, to achieve a leadership position in the emerging flexible electronics industry and establish ASU as a high-value government and industry resource.

In addition to basic research, Arizona State University has been leading the advanced research effort for the next generation of low-cost electric vehicles batteries through a $5 million grant from the Department of Energy’s ARPA-e program.

Andy Oare is a New Media Specialist at the Department of Energy.