Scientist honored for advancements in solar research and education

christiana-honsberg-sustainability-solarArizona State University engineering professor and sustainability scientist Christiana Honsberg was recently presented the Outstanding Faculty Award for 2014 by the Phoenix Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). The award recognizes Honsberg’s contributions as a university faculty member working to develop a more sustainable future by making advances in the performance of solar energy systems. Honsberg is a pioneer in advancing the photovoltaic technologies used to produce power from solar energy. She has also developed both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in photovoltaics and renewable energy, including the first undergraduate degree program in solar energy, as well as the first sustainable energy education program for the NSF Integrative Graduate Education Research and Training (IGERT) program IEEE, an association dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity, is the world’s largest technical professional society.