Inventing new ways to produce energy and mitigate its byproducts

Chemistry plays a central role in the growing field of renewable and clean energy. As examples, we are interested in developing new ways to harness sunlight using new syntheses of carbon materials or to split water with the aid of theoretical insights; as well as investigating dense battery science and addressing the safe handling of radionuclides. These approaches prepare students with expertise in the efficient generation of energy from a wide range of sources, its storage, and its handling. Recent highlights associated with this theme are shown below.  See more faculty interested in this theme »