Summer Science Institute 2019

Another great week of teaching solar energy conversion and storage to high school students at Auburn’s Summer Science Institute. Students tested the photovoltaic properties of amorphous silicon solar cells and then built Cu/Zn batteries to store their solar energy. Batteries were then discharged to power an LED. This year, we got the disco ball to light up through multiple batteries! Check out the video below.

3rd Year Review

Byron gave a seminar to the department on the progress of our research program so far. His seminar, “Two Is Better Than One: Investigations of Ternary Metal Oxides for Energy Conversion Applications,” was well received. We’re excited for the next 3 years toward tenure!

Auburn Research Student Symposium

The Farnum lab was strongly represented at the Auburn Research Student Symposium with Chase, Amanda, Motiur, and Noah presenting posters and Alex giving an oral presentation. Congratulations to Noah for receiving the award for Best Undergraduate Poster in COSAM!