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Winners of the Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research Video Contest

As part of the Science for Our Nation’s Energy Future: Energy Frontier Research Centers Summit & Forum,the 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) were invited to create short, engaging films that educate, inspire, and entertain an intelligent but not expert audience about the extraordinary science, innovation and people in their centers.

Twenty-six teams took up the challenge, and submitted highly creative and informative videos in a wide range of styles.  The Office of Science is pleased to announce the five winning videos:

Heart of the Solution - Energy Frontiers

for exemplary explanation of the role of an Energy Frontier Research Center
Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion led by the University of Michigan

Carbon in Underland

for entertaining animation and engaging explanations of carbon sequestration
Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Excited About Excitons

for outstanding portrayal of young scientists
Center for Excitonics led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Battle against phonons

Special Award: Best with popcorn​
Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Light Matters

for striking photography and visual impact​
Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion led by the California Institute of Technology