The Helios Talks
25 Sep 2007 | Series | Contributor(s): Joe Ringgenberg, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Jeffrey C Grossman
The energy problem is one of the most important issues that science and technology has to solve.
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Helios Project concentrates on renewable fuels, such as biofuels, and solar technologies, including a new generation of solar photovoltaic cells and the conversion of electricity into chemical storage to meet future demand.
Nanoscience at Work: Creating Energy from Sunlight
13 Jun 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): A. Paul Alivisatos
Professor Paul Alivisatos introduces the Helios Project for the 2007 'Science at the Theater' series at Berkeley Repertory Theater in Berkeley, California. He discusses how Helios Project researchers use nanotechnology in the efficient capture of sunlight, and its conversion to electricity to drive economical fuel production processes. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Helios Project concentrates on renewable fuels such as biofuels, solar technologies such as photovoltaic cells, and the conversion of electricity into chemical storage.
05 Mar 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Lucas Wagner, Jeffrey C Grossman, Joe Ringgenberg, daniel richards, Alexander S McLeod, Eric Isaacs, Jeffrey B. Neaton
Use SIESTA to perform electronic structure calculations
Renewable Energy from Synthetic Biology
25 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jay D. Keasling
Jay Keasling, Co-Leader of The Helios Project, is the Director of the Physical Biosciences Division at Berkeley Lab, and a groundbreaking researcher in the new scientific field of synthetic biology. He is a UC Berkeley professor of Chemical and Bioengineering, and founder of Amyris Biotechnologies, a company that was honored as a Technology Pioneer for 2006 by the World Economic Forum. Jay has succeeded in using synthetic biology to develop a yeast-based production scheme for precursors of the antimalarial drug artemisinin in work funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In Helios, Jay heads the biology program, incorporating a range of approaches to increasing the efficacy and economy of plants and cellulose-degrading microbes to make solar-based fuels.
15 Jun 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Joe Ringgenberg, Joydeep Bhattacharjee, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Jeffrey C Grossman, Eric Schwegler
Explore the influence of strain on first-principles bandstructures of semiconductors.