On January 21st, Dr. Jose Luis Cruz-Campa, a very successful scientist with Sandia National Laboratories, here in Albuquerque, presented the talk Miniaturization effects of solar cell: Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics as part of the IEEE Albuquerque Section, Sigma Xi series of Distinguished Public Talks.

The talk took place at the UNM Conference Center in the Continuing Education building. Dr. Cruz-Campa went into a very informative presentation on the role that micro electronics systems are having in improving the performance of photovoltaic materials. In particular, Dr. Cruz-Campa, talked about three types of photovoltaic systems, thin film, polycrystalline, and condenser, and how leveraging the use of micro electronics systems and fabrication techniques have led to breakthrough level of efficiency.

Dr. Cruz-Campa was the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Young Engineer award for our Section for his contributions to the area of photovoltaics. He received the award at the awards banquet last May.

Dr. Jose Luis Cruz-Campa delivering his talk.

Another part of Dr. Cruz-Campa talk.

This the list of upcoming talks in the series:

The Search for Habitable Worlds By Debra Fisher, Yale University. Thursday, 19 February 2015

Stimulating Science: Caffeinated Drinks in the Prehispanic American Southwest By Patricia L. Crown, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of New Mexico. Thursday, 19 March 2015

What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Pursuing the Jabberwock Across the Mud, the Slime, and the Rest of the Galaxy By Penny Boston, NM Tech. Thursday, 16 April 2015

For more information, contact Jackie Ericksen, jhericksen@msn.com

Thank you.

Gilberto (Chair)