On October 12, 2018, the University of Delaware presents the 2018 Karl W. Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit to Alex Zunger, Ph.D., and honors the late Prof. Böer with a memorial ceremony at Clayton Hall.

The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press is home for the archives of Karl Wolfgang Böer (1926-2018), solar energy pioneer, scientific scholar and researcher, inventor, and founder of the Institute for Energy Conversion at the University (1972). Prof. Böer’s papers reflect global scientific advancement in energy conversion and photovoltaic technology through academic, industrial, and government endeavors and research partnerships.