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Center for Photoconversion & Catalysis

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Dr. Bruce Parkinson
Department of Chemistry
Dept. 3838
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-9891
Dr. Carrick Eggleston
Associate Director
Department of Geology & Geophysics
Dept. 3006
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6769

Center for Photoconversion & Catalysis

Renewable energy is becoming an important part of the global energy portfolio. There is also an urgent need to find less expensive ways to utilize not only solar energy, but also conventional and alternative fuels via improved catalysis. The mission of the Center for Photoconversion and Catalysis (CPAC) is to promote and support photoconversion and catalysis research at the University of Wyoming as well as to create and support educational opportunities with renewable energy-related content. CPAC-affiliated faculty are a resource to provide information for the public and for public officials with regard to solar energy, fuel conversion, and fuel cell technologies.

Research at CPAC

Recent News

June 15, 2016 -- Solar panels support UW's Energy Needs

Wyoming’s energy-based economy is faltering with increased fossil fuel regulations and dropping prices, but the University of Wyoming is taking steps to expand its renewable options.  Read More

June 12-14, 2016 -- Renewable Energy Summit

The Center for Photoconversion and Catalysis in collaboration with the Wind Energy Research Center held a Renewable Energy Summit June 12-14 in Laramie, Wyoming. Click here to view video recordings from the event.



UW Professor's Research Could Result in More Efficient Solar Cells

September 30, 2010 — A University of Wyoming professor's findings, published today (Thursday) in the international journal, Science, may open the door to new designs for inexpensive and higher efficiency solar cells.

Three UW Professors Named 2009 AAAS Fellows

December 17, 2009 — Three University of Wyoming professors have been awarded the distinction of 2009 Fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society.

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