2016 Group Picnic

The Escarra Group got together on the 4th of August for the annual group picnic at Professor Escarra’s house. It was a fun event with the presence of family of the group members, especially the little ones: Kevin, Abram and Elijah (from left to right in the...

Brian Riggs presents at the 43rd IEEE PVSC

Brian Riggs attends the 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) from June 5-10, 2016 in Portland, Or and presents a poster on the group’s ongoing work in the FOCUS project. His poster is titled ‘Thermal Characterization of Concentrated Solar Absorbance...

Adam Ollanik presents at the 2016 CLEO

Adam Ollanik attends the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO-36) from June 5-10, 2016 in San Jose, CA and presents a poster on his work in the dielectric metasurfaces project. His poster is titled ‘Highly Efficient, All-Dielectric, Transmissive...

Graduation of Nick Farrar-Foley and Skylar Deckoff-Jones

Two undergraduate members from the Escarra group, Nick Farrar-Foley and Skylar Deckoff-Jones, have graduated this Spring. Their work on the FOCUS cooling test set-up in the group is highly recognized and they have been awarded with the top senior design project award....

Professor Escarra presents at the CPV-12 conference

Professor Escarra attends the 12th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV-12) from April 25-27 in Freiburg, Germany and presents in the ‘Novel Concepts in CPV’ session. His talk is titled ‘A Hybrid Photovoltaic-photothermal...

Group presents at the 2015 Fall MRS meeting in Boston, MA

Adam Ollanik presents his work on Nanophotonics and Dielectric Metasurfaces at the Materials Research Society’s 2015 Fall meeting in Boston, MA. The talk was titled “Highly efficient, all dielectric, transmission gradient...