CSE grad students win Dow sustainability competition with energy-collecting windows

Dec. 10, 2017 - A project by Ph.D. students Ryan Connell (materials science) and Samantha Hill (mechanical engineering) to advance low-cost solar concentrating windows won the 2017 Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award $10,000 grand prize. Their invention uses novel materials and light-management techniques, to harvest solar energy on the entirety of a building’s exterior without sacrificing its aesthetics or functionality.

The competition runners-up, Ph.D. materials science students Bryan Voigt and Jeff Walter, also presented work to advance solar energy and received a $2,500 prize.

Read the news release via the link below:

Related Link:

Contact Information

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

421 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0132

P: 612-625-1313 | F: 612-626-7246

Contact Us

Connect on Social Media

© Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy Statement