The advance could revolutionize thermal management designs for computer processors and other electronics.
The Synthetic Control Across Length-scales for Advancing Rechargeables center will help accelerate research on new types of chemistry and materials that can help improve batteries’ capacity, stability and safety.
In experiments the device produced 30 percent better capacitance — the measure of a device’s ability to store an electric charge — for its mass compared to the best available electrode made from similar materials.
UCLA is already leading the way through its Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.
New research by UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and GRID Alternatives quantifies benefits of solar power on affordable housing.
Researchers designed a new device that uses solar power to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy and create hydrogen fuel.
The energy-efficient system uses a thin polymer film that transfers heat from the heat source to a “heat sink.”
Those who complete the program will be prepared to fill a critical void in the workforce: helping growing urban centers thrive under the pressure of global climate change.
Chai Energy and UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation are conducting a pilot study that could help consumers monitor their electricity usage and avoid peak pricing.
A UCLA-student–led survey uncovered stark disparities in public health outcomes for L.A. neighborhoods with oil and gas drilling.
Report by UCLA researchers finds that community choice aggregators provide a competitive alternative for electricity consumers.
New state and local policies promoting energy use transparency, public transit funding and sustainable development make researchers are optimistic for improvement.
The first episode features UCLA environmental economist Magali Delmas.
UCLA study shows that certified green buildings save 319 million pounds of carbon emissions in Los Angeles per year. Unfortunately, smaller buildings are left behind.
To counter likely cuts in federal funding for research into climate change and energy innovation, California’s government must fill the gap.
Michael Ross, professor of political science at UCLA, spent the past four years studying fossil fuel policies across 157 countries. The analysis was published in Nature Energy.
Modifying the structure of molybdenum trioxide could lead to laptop computers that fully charge in minutes, last for hours.
Economist Jerry Nickelsburg on how not leveraging the windfall of abundant natural resources into investments into education and infrastructure limits economic growth.
UCLA researchers note that the next decade shows great promise for things like improving food safety, fighting infections, storing energy and supplying clean energy.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz spoke with UCLA leaders and researchers in engineering and physics this morning and toured two laboratories on campus that receive support from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Magali Delmas, an environmental economist at UCLA, has been focusing on finding the most effective strategies to motivate people to change their behavior and conserve electricity.
President Obama announced a $70 million award today to a nonprofit co-founded by UCLA to create a nationwide Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
The L.A. Energy Atlas project, a first-of-its-kind interactive website, enables policymakers and the public to sort energy consumption and emissions by building size, neighborhood and other metrics.
Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board and a UCLA faculty member, is a fierce fighter for the environment. She has championed a difficult cause without succumbing to bitterness or wallowing in the polarization that has crippled Sacramento and Washington.
During a launch event for the new issue, editor-in-chief Jim Newton spoke to Mary Nichols, whose work as an environmental advocate is profiled in the magazine.