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SOLUTION

CHALLENGE

What’s needed to keep up with America’s growing energy needs?

S U S T A I N A B I L I T Y

As global demand for energy rapidly increases, transforming the way we generate, supply, transmit, store, and use energy will be one of the 21st century’s most critical scientific challenges. Understanding that incremental advances in current energy technology will not be sufficient, the U.S. Department of Energy established the Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) program. With the nation’s most talented scientists working together, can we accelerate the breakthroughs needed to secure a sustainable energy future in the United States?

A UC Riverside research project led by physicist Jing Shi is among the 32 Energy Frontier Research Centers pursuing fundamental advances in energy production, storage and use. With help from an interdisciplinary team of researchers from seven universities, “Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems” (SHINES) will explore the interaction of spin, charge and heat to achieve significantly higher energy efficiencies in electronic devices, laying the groundwork for energy technology for the nation.

Jing Shi

Professor, Physics College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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