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These smart windows could one day help heat and cool your house automatically

Nathan Youngblood, an assistant professor in the engineering department at the University of Pittsburgh, works on reconfigurable or phase-change photonics, taking optical components like lenses or mirrors and making them switch between two states. When working with a startup called Bodle on color-changing technology displays, he and his coresearchers thought, If you can use a thin coating on something like a piece of glass to switch it between two different colors, can you also switch between two different states of reflection for infrared light?
10
Jan
2022
www.fastcompany.com

Windows That Outsmart the Elements

"The major innovation is that these windows can change according to seasonal needs," explained Nathan Youngblood, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Pitt and first author. "They absorb near infrared light from the sun in the winter and turn it into heat for the inside of a building. In the summer months, the sun can be reflected instead of absorbed."
10
Jan
2022
www.printedelectronicsworld.com

Pitt study: World plastics trade accounts for 350M metric tons of carbon dioxide

NPR's State Impact Pennsylvania features Vikas Khanna's work modeling the world plastics trade and its environmental impact.
21
Dec
2021
stateimpact.npr.org