Faculty Stories

Boettcher receives $225,000 solar research award

Shannon Boettcher

Shannon Boettcher, an associate professor in the University of Oregon Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received a Small Innovative Projects in Solar (SIPS) award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative.

Boettcher’s research focuses on harnessing the power of the sun, which provides a staggering amount of energy. The gap between solar energy’s potential and our current utilization of it is limited in part by the cost of making high-efficiency solar cells.

Printing a better future for the clothing industry

Beth Esponnette

Before arriving at the University of Oregon in the fall of 2015, Beth Esponnette was living the life of a startup founder in Silicon Valley. A recent Stanford MFA graduate, she was focused on finding funding for her company, unspun, a startup seeking to revolutionize clothing manufacturing from inside a Bay Area business accelerator.

UO psychology professor Brice Kuhl wants to know how we remember and why we forget

As an undergraduate student at Kenyon College, Brice Kuhl based his honors thesis on the cognitive psychology research in memory of then-UO professor Michael C. Anderson. The year Kuhl graduated he spotted a job posting for Anderson’s lab and jumped at the opportunity. He relocated to Oregon and worked in the lab for two years before heading off to graduate school at Stanford University.


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