Jared Silvia, who graduated from the University of Washington in 2005 with degrees in chemistry and biochemistry, and Daniel Gamelin, Professor and Nicole A. Boand Endowed Chair in Chemistry, are quoted in a March 10, 2021 story titled "This technology collaborative promises a brighter future for solar" featured on Grist and published in partnership with VertueLab.
BlueDot Photonics is a UW spinoff from the Department of Chemistry working to commercialize perovskite materials for solar applications. Silvia is the CEO, and in addition to his academic appointment at the UW, Gamelin is the Chief Science Advisor.
This technology emanated from research performed with the support of UW's interdisciplinary Molecular Engineering Materials Center (MEM-C), an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).
BlueDot has worked extensively with CoMotion. They have received commercialization funding in the form of an Innovation Gap Fund award, combined with a Murdock Trust commercialization grant. In addition, Dr. Daniel Kroupa, UW postdoctoral scholar and Chief Technology Officer at BlueDot, received a CoMotion Commercialization Fellowship, and the team has participated in CoMotion trainings such as the Idea to Plan Workshop and NSF I-Corps.