Special recognition needs to be made for one of our newest faculty members, Shenqiang Ren. Dr. Ren had his NSF, DOE and ARPA-E grants all awarded this summer. It's an honor to receive an ARPA-E, as it's very competitive.
Dr. Ren, along with members of his research group, were also recent authors of a journal cover story for the July 5, 2013 edition of Advanced Materials.
Yu Xie, Maogang Gong, Tejas A. Shastry, Jessica Lohrman, Mark C. Hersam and Shenqiang Ren contributed the article Broad-Spectral-Response Nanocarbon Bulk-Heterojunction Excitonic Photodetectors to Volume 25, Issue 25, pages 3433–3437 in Advanced Materials. The complete issue can be found here.