During the Department of Energy’s 2017 ARPA-E Innovation Summit, Shell GameChanger hosted a pitching competition entitled “Energy Ideas to Change the World”. University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC) Professor Liangbing Hu pitched his idea “Wood Window for Energy Efficient Home: Maximum Use of Sunlight and Efficient Thermal Insulation”. 

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Professor Liangbing Hu pitches transparent wood at ARPA-E

2017/03/26  Transparent Wood is selected one of the "Energy Ideas to Change the World" by DOE-ARPA_E.


2017/10​ ​Our papers on solar steam generation “Highly Flexible and Efficient Solar Steam Generation Device”, and “Plasmonic Wood for High-Efficiency Solar Steam Generation”, “Tree-Inspired Design for High-Efficiency Water Extraction” are reported in the following media: Nanowerk, ChemistryViews, the ChemicalEngineer, ScienceDaily and many others.