Our interdisciplinary research is aimed at the development of nanomaterials and system design for applications in alternative energy platforms and catalysis, and revolves around the following themes:

    • Development of new synthetic routes to shape-specific nanocrystals and the study of their formation mechanisms;
    • Elucidating the role of geometric and compositional characteristics of pre-designed nanocrystals on their physicochemical properties relevant to electrocatalytic carbon dioxide conversion into fuels and chemical feedstocks, catalytic hydrogen production, and other energy-related reactions;
    • Designing direct carbon dioxide reduction and organic electrocarboxylation electrolyzers to further maximize the catalyst performance and industrial potential of these reactions.