Monthly Archives: July 2009

July 31, 2009

Wanger Selected to Receive 2009 Hertz Fellowship

Graduate student, Darcy Wanger (Bawendi Group) has been selected to receive a Hertz Fellowship funded by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. This prestigious no-strings attached fellowship allows exceptional applied scientists and engineers the freedom to innovate. Darcy’s research interests focus on solar cells and other nanoscale electronics, particularly those that are relevant for sustainable energy. She is working under the guidance of Professor Moungi Bawendi in the Chemistry department using semiconductor nanoparticle quantum dots in photovoltaic and photodetector devices.

July 8, 2009

SDM Alum Eric Cahill to Lead $10M X Prize Competition

MIT System Design and Management (SDM) alumnus Eric C. Cahill (former Hugh Hampton Young fellow) has been named senior director of the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE, a $10 million competition to design and build a production-capable super-efficient car. Sponsored by the nonprofit X PRIZE Foundation, the automotive competition follows in the tracks of the 2004 Ansari X PRIZE, which made headlines worldwide by awarding $10 million for the successful demonstration of privately funded, manned spaceflight. “The grand challenge format, which the X PRIZE Foundation is leading—is ideally suited to precipitate advances along technology pathways that are fundamental to human advancement,” said Cahill. Continue reading the article on MIT SDM.