The Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology (CNM) at The University of Texas at Austin is the site of an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) funded by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences.
According to the DOE, the EFRC program represents “a major effort to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a 21st-century energy economy.” Our EFRC is one of 46 DOE-funded Centers in the United States. More information from the DOE regarding $777M EFRC program can be found at the DOE EFRC website.
Our EFRC investigates fundamental chemical and physical processes that control how sunlight is converted to electricity in solar cells, and how energy is used and stored in batteries for electric vehicles. You can learn more about our EFRC by exploring the tabs on the left side of this page. We welcome you to our Center!