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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.

 

Project Lead Raymond Weitekamp collaborates to develop paint-on window coating

Cyclotron Road project lead Raymond Weitekamp and his collaborators were recently featured by the Berkeley Lab Newscenter for their work to develop energy efficient window coatings that can be painted directly onto panes of glass. The collaboration recently received funding from the Advanced Projects Research and Development Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) under it's OPEN award solicitation and includes the University of Colorado, Boulder, Berkeley Lab, Caltech, and Materia Inc. Weitekamp leads the polySpectra project at Cyclotron Road.

Cyclotron Road Project Lead Raymond Weitekamp (left) and his Berkeley Lab collaborators Arman Shehabi (middle) and Steven Selkowitz (right).

Cyclotron Road Project Lead Raymond Weitekamp (left) and his Berkeley Lab collaborators Arman Shehabi (middle) and Steven Selkowitz (right).

David Danielson highlights Cyclotron Road on the EERE Blog

Last Wednesday, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (E.E.R.E.) David Danielson featured Cyclotron Road on his blog and highlighted our upcoming cohort call, encouraging "entrepreneurial researchers with expertise in an energy-technology-related field to explore this exciting opportunity."