Key Partnerships

A cross-disciplinary institute such as SIMES requires the partnership of other institutions. To this end, SIMES has created research links with key partners at SLAC and Stanford, and in private industry.

On the SLAC Campus

The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS): SLAC’s ultrafast X-ray laser that can observe new quantum materials in action.

The Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL): SLAC’s X-ray facility that can determine the structure, and thereby function, of a wide range of new materials.

The Center for Sustainable Energy through Catalysis (SUNCAT): A new initiative that focuses on creating better catalysts for use in alternative energy industries.

The PULSE Institute for Ultrafast Energy Science: A Stanford/SLAC institute providing world leadership in ultrafast and short wavelength science and technology, using LCLS as a primary tool.

On Stanford University Campus

The Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials (GLAM): An independent Stanford laboratory that supports interdisciplinary education and research on advanced materials.

The Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE): A broad-ranging interdisciplinary Stanford program of research and education on environmentally and economically acceptable energy use and policy.

The Woods Institute for the Environment: A Stanford institute that harnesses the expertise and imagination of leading academics and decision makers to create practical environmental solutions for people and the planet.

The Center on Nanostructuring for Efficient Energy Conversion: A DOE Energy Frontier Research Center at Stanford that researches and characterizes materials at the nanoscale with the aim of advancing basic design principles for next generation batteries, capacitors, fuel cells, and solar cells.

Industry Partnerships

The Bay Area Photovoltaics Consortium: A Department of Energy SunShot initiative between Stanford, the University of California, Berkeley, and industry that addresses technical barriers to the solar power industry and how to reduce the cost of solar installations.

KLA-Tencor: The world’s leading supplier of process control and yield improvements for the semiconductor and related microelectronics industries.