The central theme of the Ardo Group's research program is to understand and control reaction mechanisms at interfaces, with the goal of optimizing energy conversion for practical applications, including solar seawater desalination, solar fuels devices, photovoltaics, redox flow batteries, and fuel cells.
9/11/2018: Will is awarded a DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Award to perform 5 months of research under Dr. Todd Deutsch at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. Congratulations, Will!
7/2/2018: David is now also Dr. Fabian. Congratulations on your successful thesis defense and thank you for being fearless, thoughtful, and cool (even-keeled), David!
6/21/2018: The Ardo Group receives funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science through the Office of Basic Energy Sciences's Solar Photochemistry Research Area for a DOE Early Career Research Program Award to pursue research toward "Understanding and controlling the fundamental photochemistry of protonic solar energy conversion." Go Team!
6/20/2018: The Ardo Group's collaborative publication with the Loeb Group at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile titled "The role of lithium cations on the photochemistry of ruthenium complexes in dye-sensitized solar cells: A TDDFT study with the BCL model" is accepted for publication in Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology A: Chemistry. Congratulations, Mauricio (PUCC)!
6/18/2018: The Ardo Group's collaborative perspective publication with his Lorenz Center workshop co-organizers (David Fernandez Rivas, Miguel Modestino, and Verena Schulze Greiving) titled "Pathways to electrochemical solar-hydrogen technologies" is accepted for publication in Energy & Environmental Science, 2018 Energy and Environmental Science HOT articles. Congratulations, David (UT), Miguel (NYU), Verena (UT), and the rest of the workshop team!
5/29/2018: Shane hosts Tito Abruña who visits UCI as part of the UCI Department of Chemistry Physical Seminar Series to talk about in situ and operando electrochemical materials characterization with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar, Tito!