SRU researchers seeking ways to better harness solar energy
A faculty-student research team at Slippery Rock University is seeking a better way to soak up the sun this summer. But they're not looking for a spot at the beach. Instead, they're in the lab analyzing new ways to absorb light that will be converted to solar energy.
Archana Kumari, instructor of physics, and her student, Eva Beeching, a junior physics major from Slippery Rock, received a combined $6,500 from the University's faculty-student research grant and from the Physics Department to fund their research titled, "Optimization of Polymer Nanopillar Dimensions for Maximum Light Absorption."