CEC research is focused in 3 key areas:

  • Electrocatalysis and electrochemical energy systems focuses on the discovery, characterization, and mechanistic understanding of new electrocatalysts and materials for electrochemical devices, such as fuel cells batteries, solar cells, and supercapacitors.
  • Photoelectrochemical (PEC) systems are the most efficient chemical systems to date for solar energy utilization, and offer an important route to direct production of hydrogen (and potentially other chemicals) by sunlight.
  • Bioelectrochemistry and sensors encompasses areas like membrane transport, toxicity screening, and ultrasensitive biosensor probes where electrochemistry plays a key role in the electroanalytical characterization of living biological systems.

Each CEC faculty member brings their own specialized expertise and research interests to collaborative research programs in these fields. Please click through to the individual faculty members' pages for more information on CEC faculty research interests.