Very excited to have our project proposal to the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office be selected and recommended for funding. We will focus on measuring the high-temperature optical properties of materials used in solar thermal power applications and creating a publicly accessible database with the measured properties. Also, looking forward to exciting collaborations with Dr. Sean Lubner and Dr. Vassilia Zorba on this project. Read more about this project here and here.
In the photo, Mike prepares samples for characterizing optical properties using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. Photo credits: Brenda Ahearn/Michigan Engineering