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Thought Leaders From Google, Facebook, Governments, Media, Science And Academia To Choose Awardees For Caltech's Resnick Sustainability Institute

Annual Resonate Awards Recognize Individuals for Provocative and Creative Solutions to Difficult Sustainability and Environmental Challenges

PASADENA, CA – MARCH 25, 2014 – The advisory panel for Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute 2014 Resonate Awards, which honor breakthrough achievements in energy science and sustainability, has been announced today. Included are executives from Google and Facebook, scientists from top universities and national labs, current and former members of the cabinets of Taiwan, Japan and the U.S., and leading business journalists.

The goal of the Awards is to celebrate innovators who bring new ideas or contributions to the field of sustainability, particularly ideas that have not already gained widespread attention. Work being considered may be from a variety of disciplines, including science, technology, economics, public policy or others, as long as it has the potential for global, long-term impact.

“Our judges have each dedicated their careers to having a long term impact on sustainability,” said Dr. Harry Atwater, director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute and Caltech’s Howard Hughes Professor of Physics. “They come from diverse disciplines and have the experience and perspective to identify the leading ideas that can attack the most difficult problems that face our environment.”

The 2014 Resonate Award advisory panel includes (For detail on the backgrounds on each of the panelists see http://resnick.caltech.edu/awards-judges.php):

The judging process is taking place over a several month period and Resonate Award Honorees will be announced on May 19, 2014.

About The Resnick Sustainability Institute

The Resnick Institute is Caltech’s studio focused on the breakthroughs that will change the balance of the world’s sustainability. It marries bold creativity and deep scientific knowledge by encouraging original thinking and orthogonal ideas. The Resnick Institute works with some of the world’s top and emerging scientists — at the California Institute of Technology and beyond. Current projects at the Resnick Institute include research into energy generation, such as advanced photovoltaics, photoelectrochemical solar fuels, cellulosic biofuels, and wind energy system design; energy conversion work on batteries and fuel cells; and energy efficiency and management such as fuel efficient vehicles, green chemical synthesis, thermoelectric materials, and advanced research on electrical grid control and distribution. For more information, visit http://resnick.caltech.edu.