General Area(s) of Research: Nanomaterials for Solar Energy Conversion, Water Splitting, Thermoelectrics and Energy Storage
Description of potential projects for CINEMA applicants: Development of new high ZT thermoelectric materials for solar energy conversion and energy efficiency. Project will combine computational studies, materials synthesis and characterization at NREL and SLAC. New hybrid materials for water splitting. We have begun to develop a theoretic framework for water splitting and want to explore new predicted materials for water splitting and solar fuels. Transparent conductors; the conventional area of transparent conducting oxides is now expanding to multifunctional nanocomposites. We wish to understand this more completely as the offer enhanced functionality for solar energy conversion.