Harry Atwater on Critical Energy Issues

Harry Atwater is a scientist on the forefront of alternative energy technologies. From artificial photosynthesis to photovoltaics technology, his work is dedicated to the development of efficient, low cost electrochemical energy devices to help address the energy crisis and secure a sustainable future.

Currently, Atwater is the Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology and Director of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis. He and his group at Caltech have been involved in photovoltaics research for more than 20 years, and have developed such novel innovations as the silicon wire array solar cell.

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