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Five questions with Vandy alum, Ubiquitous Energy founder Miles Barr

Oct. 31, 2016—Anyone who’s stared helplessly at a dead smartphone, its charger sitting at home on a bedside table, can appreciate the mind of Miles Barr. The Vanderbilt engineering alum and founder of Redwood City-based Ubiquitous Energy developed a transparent film that can power phones. Placed over enough windows, it can power an entire house or office...

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Solar technology entrepreneur to deliver engineering school’s Chambers Lecture

Oct. 13, 2016—A highly-recognized solar energy leader who is developing transparent films that, when applied to any piece of glass or plastic, absorbs light and converts it to electricity, will deliver the School of Engineering’s Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lectureship Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Miles Barr is founder and CEO of Ubiquitous Energy, a Silicon Valley technology company...

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Miles Clark Barr, BE’06, to receive Young Alumni Professional Achievement Award

Aug. 24, 2016—Miles Clark Barr, BE’06, will receive the 2016 Young Alumni Professional Achievement Award, the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors recently announced. “Miles is an impressive alumnus whose work in solar technologies will surely continue to shine in this emerging field,” said Jonathan Glasgow, BA’98, awards chair for the Alumni Association Board. An inventor,...

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Two engineering alumni named to ‘Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

Jan. 10, 2014—Two Vanderbilt School of Engineering graduates — the co-founder of an alternative energy company and the co-inventor of a portable exoskeleton that helps paraplegics to walk — are among five Vanderbilt alumni who have been named to Forbes magazine’s  30 Under 30. The third annual list recognizes rising stars across the fields of energy, education,...

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