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Opila wins Fulbright: Engineering professor to teach renewable energy in Turkey

Opila wins Fulbright:  Engineering professor to teach renewable energy in Turkey

Robert Opila, professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Delaware, has won a 2012-13 Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. While in Ankara, Opila will develop and teach an original course in solid state materials and renewable energy. Broadly, the course will cover the structure of matter, the role of vibrations (thermal energy) and the role of electronic energy in the emerging renewable energy field.