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Photo :: Heat :: Electrochemistry :: Energy

 

Our research focuses on the electrochemical synthesis of nanostructured materials and their applications in photo-thermo-electrochemical energy conversion. Our work is interdisciplinary and combines mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and materials science. We focus on the following three research topics. 

 

    (1) Thermo-electrochemical energy conversion

New electrochemical heat engines (e.g. thermal battery, thermal-charging supercapacitors) for efficiently converting low-grade heat to electricity. 

 

    (2) Photo-electrochemical energy conversion

Development of high-efficiency and stable dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) and perovskite solar cell (PVSC).

 

    (3) Photo-electrocatalyst

Development of highly selective and active photo-electrocatalyst for converting CO2 to hydrocarbon fuels (e.g. CH4).