Spark works with Berkeley Lab scientist Andreas Schmidt to advance thermionics

An exciting collaboration between Daniel Riley and Jared Schwede, Cyclotron Road Project Leads and co-founders of Spark Thermionics, and Andreas Schmid of Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division, was featured today in Berkeley Lab's Newscenter.  Together with Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania, this project was recently awarded $3.8 million under the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) OPEN, to develop an efficient thermionic energy converter that can be manufactured via advanced microfabrication processes.

Cyclotron Road Project Leads Dan Riley (left) and Jared Schwede (middle) with collaborator Andreas Schmid (right) next to the Spin Polarized Low Energy Electron Microscope (SPLEEM) at the National Center for Electron Microscopy, part of Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry, a Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility.  

Cyclotron Road Project Leads Dan Riley (left) and Jared Schwede (middle) with collaborator Andreas Schmid (right) next to the Spin Polarized Low Energy Electron Microscope (SPLEEM) at the National Center for Electron Microscopy, part of Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry, a Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility.