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44 Spotlight: Hannah Kvitle
49 Spotlight: Tom Crawford
50 Spotlight: Arun Gadre
UofL's Conn Center for Renewable Energy
Research named Swiss chemist Michael Graetzel
as the f rst winner of the $50,000 Leigh Ann
Conn Prize for Renewable Energy. Graetzel,
professor and director of the Laboratory of
Photonics and Interfaces at the Ecole Polytech-
nique Federale de Lausanne, developed a new
solar cell that is easier and less expensive to
produce than conventional silicon-based cells.
This spring, Graetzel will visit campus to receive
his award and deliver a talk.
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