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GLAM supports the research activities of more than 30 faculty members from the departments of Applied Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics.  Summaries of our faculty members' research are grouped by research categories:


GLAM is also home to the following Research Centers:

  • Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium (BAPVC)
    The Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium is a unique partnership joining universities, industry, and the US Government with the mission of developing advanced technologies to deliver high-performance photovoltaic modules at low-cost.

  • Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (CAMP)
    The Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics is a research center which aims to revolutionize the global energy landscape by developing the science and technology for stable, efficient molecular photovoltaic cells that can compete with fossil fuels in cost per kilowatt-hour produced.

  • Center for Probing the Nanoscale (CPN)
    The Center for Probing the Nanoscale has the goals of developing novel probes that dramatically improve our capability to observe, manipulate, and control nanoscale objects and phenomena, educating the next generation of scientists and engineers regarding the theory and practice of these probes, and applying these novel probes to answer fundamental questions and to shed light on technologically relevant issues.