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Mishra – GaN HEMT & Diamond "Blanket"

Mishra – GaN HEMT & Diamond "Blanket"

A particular type of HEMT used for diamond growth developed by ECE Professor Umesh Mishra's research group is utilized as a diamond "blanket" to cool transistors needed for 6G 

Bowers – Laser could "reshape the landscape of IP"

Bowers – Laser could "reshape the landscape of IP"

Researchers co-led by profs. K. Vahala (Caltech), John Bowers (ECE UCSB) and Q. Lin (U of R) set new milestones in this challenge

Henley Hall: Honors & Achievements

Henley Hall: Honors & Achievements

Henley Hall receives the The American Architecture Award and LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council

Bowers & IEE – Investing in the Next Gen of Energy Efficiency

Bowers & IEE – Investing in the Next Gen of Energy Efficiency

Faculty at UCSB seeking to develop breakthrough energy-efficient software will have the opportunity to receive seed funding due to a new $450K gift to the COE's Institute for Energy Efficiency (IEE) from the Investment Group of Santa Barbara (IGSB)

Nakamura – A Part of the Millennium Technology Prize Story

Nakamura – A Part of the Millennium Technology Prize Story

The Nobel Prize might be better known, but time and again, the Millennium Technology Prize has been one of the first international awards to recognize great innovation

DenBaars – More efficient incandescent lightbulb replacements

DenBaars – More Efficient Incandescent Lightbulb Replacements

Because LEDs come in various shades, ECE Prof. Steven DenBaars, says customers “need to understand what color temperature they want.”