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Pégard named Beckman Young Investigator

June 3, 2021

Nicolas Pégard, assistant professor in the department of applied physical sciences in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been named a 2021 Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

Cooperation over competition

January 7, 2021

Flocks of birds. Schools of fish. Colonies of ants. Their strength is in numbers as they can fend off larger predators, move faster, and mate more easily. Daphne Klotsa, an applied physicist, studies how these biological swarms function in hopes to improve how humans and automated technologies navigate the world.

Huang research group recognized for world-record solar module efficiency

December 3, 2020

Progress in Photovoltaics and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released updated efficiencies for solar cells and UNC-Chapel Hill was recognized for the first time for the prestigious research accomplishment of world-record solar module efficiency. 

NSF renews $5.5 million nanotechnology grant

August 24, 2020

UNC-Chapel Hill joins Duke and NC State in a continued commitment to expanding nanotechnology access with NSF grant to the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network.

‘There’s work to be done’

March 30, 2020

BeAM and medical students team up with Duke, NC State to design and produce face shields for healthcare workers.