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).