ERC’s Rensselaer professor Christian Wetzel received “Iluminating Ideas” award form DOE for “Significant Achievements In Solid State Lighting R&D 2011”. The award was given during the Department of Energy R&D Workshop in Atlanta, GA to a total of six collaborative contractors within the Department of Energy’s $114M/yr Solid State Lighting Program. RPI is the only university-based winner of the award.