Battelle chooses inventor of the year

The global science and technology organization Battelle has named its "Inventor of the Year" as Matthew Sfeir for his research into thin-film optical devices and advanced solar cell materials. Sfeir is a chemical physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The scientist has for a decade studied the most basic photophysical properties, those induced by light, of materials. His discoveries have been translated into novel technologies in the cutting edge areas of thin-film optical devices and solar cells.