The central theme of the Ardo Group's research program is to understand and control reaction mechanisms at interfaces, with the goal of maximizing energy-conversion efficiency for realistic applications, including solar fuels devices, photovoltaics, solar seawater desalination, redox flow batteries, and fuel cells.
1/17/2016: Baldwin Liwanag joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Baldwin!
1/17/2016: Prof. Qureshi joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Qureshi!
1/9/2016: Mike Chen joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Mike!
12/23/2016: An article based on an interview with Shane titled "What will it take for the new Gates-led clean energy fund to be a breakthrough?" is published online by Devex, because Shane was identified as an expert to comment on Bill Gates' recent announcement of Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a $1 billion fund that will invest in clean energy innovation.
12/9/2016: Team Ardo uses electrodialysis to "desalinate" water and makes dye-sensitized solar cells using blackberry dyes with students from Cornelia Connelly High School at UCI. Thank you, Helen Wagner and Franklin Parmar for bringing your classes, and Kevin, Will, Houman, Chris, Bill, Joseph, and Shane for a fantastic half-day workshop!
12/8/2016: Team Ardo makes dye-sensitized solar cells using blackberry dyes with middle-school students from Sierra Preparatory Academy through the LEAPS program at UCI. Thank you, Will, Kevin, Houman, Chris, Bill, David, Joseph, Shane, Eric, and Anu!