SDLE Research Center

Overview of Services

The SDLE Research Center at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is a world-class research center dedicated to data science and analytics applied to materials and energy science. Established in 2011 by Professor Roger H French, the SDLE Center focuses on:

Lifetime and degradation science of solar photovoltaic (PV) materials, and other environmentally exposed, long lived (>25 years) technologies.Accelerated laboratory and outdoor real-world exposures and evaluations of outdoor exposed technologies such as solar, led lighting and building envelope materials. Energy efficiency and virtual energy auditing of buildings, using engineering epidemiology and data analytics. Data-mining and statistical- and machine-learning applied to materials. Petabyte/Petaflop big data analytics applied to time-series, spectral and image datasets. Non-relational data warehousing and analytics environment for complex systems.



Core Staff


Roger French Jonathan Steirer Laura Bruckman Rich Tomazin  Rosalind Madorsky
Kyocera Professor Managing Director Associate Professor Staff Engineer  Coordinator
Director 216-368-0374 216-368-0135 216-368-0135
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Hours of Operation and Location

Hours      Location

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

     10900 Euclid Avenue
     White Building 5th Floor     
     Cleveland, OH  44106

Links and Resources

  1. SDLE Research Center

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