Group hosts middle school students at the LightLab outreach program

The Escarra Group hosted nine middle school students from Paul Habans Charter School as part of the LightLab Summer Research Experience from 6/19/17 through 6/23/17. The LightLab program is a unique research opportunity for young scholars and was funded in part by...

Professor Matthew Escarra receives NSF CAREER award

Professor Matthew Escarra has been awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, providing $520,000 over five years in support of his early career research and education vision. The award will support the group’s investigation of tunable and low-loss...

Group presents at the APS March Meeting 2017

The Escarra Group presented several talks at the APS March Meeting 2017 in New Orleans, LA. The titles and the sessions that they were presented in are as follows: “Quantum Efficiency Measurements of wafer-scale CVD grown MoS2 Phototransistors” – Max...

Group exhibits at the 2017 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

The Escarra lab attended the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit held in National Harbor, MD from February 27 – March 1, 2017. The summit is an annual meeting of energy innovators from industry, academia, national labs, and more. Our collaborators from the...

Students take first place at NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge

Tulane’s student team took first place last week (02/16/2017) at NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge for their design of a self-assembling, solar-powered spacecraft ferry system. The winning team includes two current and another former Escarra group members: John...

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...