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Nano :: Photo :: Heat :: Electrochemistry

 

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. Now, 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

 

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) and Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) using the newly developed metal-mesh plastic substrate.

 

    (3) Photo/Thermo-electrocatalyst

 

Novel nanostructured catalyst for photoelectrochemical conversion of CO2 to CO and hydrocarbon fuels (e.g. CH4).