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).