Director(s): Michael R. Wasielewski
To revolutionize our understanding of molecules, materials and methods necessary to create dramatically more efficient technologies for solar fuels and electricity production.
catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), solar (photovoltaic), solar (fuels), photosynthesis (natural and artificial), bio-inspired, hydrogen and fuel cells, electrodes - solar, defects, charge transport, spin dynamics, membrane, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)
MATERIALS: semiconductor, organic semiconductor, wide band-gap semiconductor, oxide, polymer, porous, transparent conductor
INTERFACES: organic/semiconductor, organic/oxide, organic/organic, organic/metal, metal/semiconductor, metal/oxide
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 1D, 2D, 3D, nanocomposites
Experimental and Theoretical Methods:
X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, near-field scanning optical microscopy, surface science, laser diagnostics, ultrafast physics, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, finite element method, multiscale modeling