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Profile: Miles Barr, winner of the 2012 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Profile video of Miles Barr, 2012 $30,000 winner of the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for his inventive work with paper solar cells.

Barr received his PhD the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT in 2012 and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Practice in 2008.

Barr's most recent inventive breakthrough — a pioneering approach to fabricating solar cells on a variety of everyday surfaces — could lead to widespread adoption of solar power. Barr's approach, which enables solar cells to be printed directly on common materials like paper and textiles, could reduce the cost of solar energy by eliminating the need for specialized installation.

Read more at http://web.mit.edu/invent/n-pressreleases/n-press-12SP.html

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