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Renewable energy

Heinz Frei


Heinz is a Senior Scientist at LBNL with expertise in solar photochemistry. He was most recently the Interim Department Head of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) North.

Frances A. Houle

physical chemist

In 2013, Frances was named Director of the Joint Center for Artifical Photosynthesis-North. As a physical chemist with broad expertise in gas and condensed phase reactions, Francis focuses on development of new research programs.

Ernie Majer


Ernie Majer's research focuses on utilizing geophysical methods for recovery of conventional and alternative energy sources, environmental cleanup, nuclear waste disposal and CO2 sequestration.

Ramamoorthy Ramesh

materials scientist/photovoltaics expert

Ramamoorthy Ramesh is an innovative materials scientist making advances in photovoltaics. He understands what it will take to capture the power of the sun, from economic, manufacturing, materials and other perspectives.

Ryan Wiser

renewable energy policies and markets

Ryan Wiser leads and conducts research in the planning, design, and evaluation of renewable energy policies, and on the costs, benefits, and market potential of renewable electricity sources.