The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced more than $540 million in awards for university- and National Laboratory-led research into clean energy technologies and low-carbon manufacturing. Most greenhouse-gas emissions come from the production and use of energy, so building strong scientific foundations for reducing emissions across the energy lifecycle is crucial to meeting President Biden’s goal of creating a net-zero emissions economy by 2050.
These investments will support research that is foundational to the development of solar and nuclear energy technologies, energy storage, carbon capture, novel manufacturing processes, and the more efficient use of critical minerals in energy technologies and manufacturing. Legislation spearheaded by President Biden—the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, CHIPS and Science Act, and Inflation Reduction Act —will enhance this work by investing in these types of clean energy technologies and building out the infrastructure to deploy them.
As part of the DOE EFRC CHOISE center, Ping group will perform advanced theoretical study of spin-optotronic phenomena in complex perovskites. She will work with world-leading experimental and theoretical topic of experts to understand and control emergent phenomena of spin, charge, and light/matter interactions in tailored organic-inorganic perovskite-inspired systems for energy science.