460601 A Stabilized, Intrinsically Safe, 10% Efficient, Solar-Driven Water-Splitting Cell Incorporating Earth-Abundant Electrocatalysts with Steady-State pH Gradients and Product Separation Enabled By a Bipolar Membrane

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Continental 4 & 5 (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
Ke Sun, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Research Interests:

Materials Innovation and Electrochemistry for Water, Energy and Electronics
• Synthesis, integration, and assembly of 1D/2D nanomaterials with controlled multi-functions, multi-dimensions and multi-compositions for direct production of fuels from sunlight, water and air (N2 and CO2)
• 2D nanomaterial-based electronic, optoelectronic, photonic devices for photodetectors, field-effect transistors, photoelectrochemical biosensors, and electrochromic display
• Materials synthesis and characterization for water quality monitoring, electrochemical water treatment, chemical detection/sensing and seawater desalination driven by renewable energy

Teaching Interests:

• Material Science: Structure and Analysis of Inorganic Solids, Electronic and Optical Properties of Materials, Nanomaterials: Properties and Applications, Semiconductor Physics and Devices
• Electrochemistry and solar energy conversion: Introduction to Analytical Electrochemistry, Electrochemistry for Solar Energy Conversion, Advanced Catalysis for Energy Conversion/Storage, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Semiconductor Physics for Photovoltaics and Photoelectrochemistry
• MEMS Materials and Fabrication, Electron Microscopy, Design of Experiments

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