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Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH is Home to Cutting Edge Energy Research

The Texas Center for Superconductivity is an energy research center based at the University of Houston. The center brings together chemistry, physics, chemical engineering and other disciplines to study superconductivity and advanced materials. Dr. Zhifeng Ren is a principal investigator with the center. He recently received $500,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy […]

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The Texas Center for Superconductivity is an energy research center based at the University of Houston. The center brings together chemistry, physics, chemical engineering and other disciplines to study superconductivity and advanced materials.

Dr. Zhifeng Ren is a principal investigator with the center. He recently received $500,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue his work with thermoelectric materials and flexible electronics.

So what does any of that mean for the rest of us? Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin sat down with Dr. Ren to talk about the most exciting research going on in the energy field.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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