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A Sustained History of Leadership
09/26/2019

A Sustained History of Leadership

Lori Oliwenstein
The Resnick Sustainability Institute will continue to build on the pioneering work Caltech researchers have been doing over many decades.
airplane tail in wind tunnel
Stewart and Lynda Resnick Pledge $750 Million to Caltech to Support Environmental Sustainability Research
09/26/2019

Stewart and Lynda Resnick Pledge $750 Million to Caltech to Support Environmental Sustainability Research

Kathy Svitil
Commitment will bring together experts across campus, and provide shared facilities with unparalleled instrumentation, to advance bold new solutions to energy and sustainability challenges
Lynda Resnick, Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum, and Stewart Resnick
A Center for Innovation and Education in Sustainability Science and Engineering
09/26/2019

A Center for Innovation and Education in Sustainability Science and Engineering

Emily Velasco
Resnick Sustainability Institute director highlights Caltech's vision and opportunity to expand and scale research in the field with generous new investment.
Jonas C. Peters
Natural-Gas Leaks are Important Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Los Angeles
08/12/2019

Natural-Gas Leaks are Important Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Los Angeles

Emily Velasco
Liyin He, a Caltech graduate student, finds that methane in L.A.'s air correlates with the seasonal use of gas for heating homes and businesses.
A photo showing the Los Angeles skyline near sunset. The air is hazy.
Levitating Objects with Light
03/18/2019

Levitating Objects with Light

Lorinda Dajose
Specially designed materials enable objects of different sizes to be levitated and manipulated with light, thanks to new research from Caltech scientists.
Conceptual illustration of a nano-patterned object reorienting itself to remain in a beam of light.
Dams and the Damage They Do
10/31/2018

Dams and the Damage They Do

Emily Velasco
Ted Scudder has spent over six decades studying the impacts large dams have on rivers, on the people displaced by them, and on the countries that built them. During that time, he's come to see them causing more harm than good. He's published a new book explaining why.
Ted Scudder, professor emeritus of anthropology, stands in his office. He is surrounded by file folders, books, and artifacts.
New Model Shows Where to Improve Power Grids
06/21/2018

New Model Shows Where to Improve Power Grids

Robert Perkins
Increasing reliance on renewable energy sources adds uncertainty to power grids. A new model gauges the impact of that uncertainty.
Lights
Production of Solar Fuels Inches Closer with Discovery by Caltech Scientists
02/06/2018

Production of Solar Fuels Inches Closer with Discovery by Caltech Scientists

Emily Velasco
Researchers in the lab of Harry Gray have discovered how a catalyst splits water using solar power, opening the door to economically viable solar-fuel production.
A graphical representation of the molecular structure of the solar-fuel catalyst developed at Caltech.
Carbon Conversion
08/03/2017

Carbon Conversion

Whitney Clavin
New CO2 experiments may lead to artificial, renewable fuels.
Illustration of artificial leaf
Reducing Caltech's Carbon Footprint
07/20/2017

Reducing Caltech's Carbon Footprint

Jon Nalick
Caltech cut water use by 11 percent and trash generation by 5 percent in FY2016.
The annual report details the goals, successes, and challenges facing the Institute in terms of sustainability.
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