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CEI Director Talks to WIRED about the Spending Bill


WIRED magazine interviewed CEI Director Dan Schwartz about the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that both chambers of Congress approved and that President Trump signed on Friday. Schwartz shared his enthusiasm for increased funds for R&D facilities and clean energy programs run by the Department of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Physics Professor Jiun-Haw Chu is Designing & Growing Quantum Materials for Energy and Information Technology
Jiun-Haw Chu, Washington Research Foundation Innovation Assistant Professor of Clean Energy & Physics, was recently awarded $1.2 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems (EPiQS) initiative in support of the discovery and investigations of atomically thin and layered quantum materials. He has also been named a 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow, having been nominated by his peers in recognition of outstanding performance and potential within the field of quantum materials. CEI talked with Chu about how these prestigious awards will advance his research, his career path, and his experience at UW thus far.
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