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Trustee makes donation to start new solar energy research center at Rensselaer
Date:10/31/2008

fo, as well the faculty in disciplines from biology to chemical engineering will use this foundational knowledge to build synthetic replications of the natural systems to capture and move light energy.

"There is absolutely no doubt that the single most daunting problem that is facing this country and the world is energy independence and security," Lakshmi said. "Solar energy conversion is an important area of research with unbelievable implications for the future. We need transformational science, on the interface of chemistry, biology and physics, to create new technological innovations for solar energy utilization that represent the great convergence of the 21st century."


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