The Ardo Group is a Diverse Team of Innovators and Educators that are Allies for Change. We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, research integrity, and dissemination of knowledge. These constitute the foundational guiding principles that underpin our daily actions, and lead to our Team's camaraderie.
8/25/2022: The Ardo Group and 16 collaborators from the state of California at UC Irvine (Ge Group, Pan Group, Patterson Group, Yang Group), California Institute of Technology (Cushing Group), California State University Long Beach (Shon Group), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Ogitsu Group), and Sandia National Laboratories (Talin Group); from the state of Colorado at Colorado State University (Sambur Group), Fort Lewis College (Miller Group), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Hurst Group), and the University of Colorado Boulder (Dukovic Group); and from the U.S. Northeast at the City University of New York - Medgar Evers College (Salako Group), Columbia University (Esposito Group), the University of Michigan (Bala Chandran Group), and Yale University (Hu Group) as part of Ensembles of Photosynthetic Nanoreactors (EPN), with Shane as the Director, are awarded one of two UCI-led Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science through the Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Go Team!
8/2/2022: Rohit's publication titled "Quantification of Excited-State BrønstedLowry Acidity of Weak Photoacids Using Steady-State Photoluminescence Spectroscopy and a Driving-Force-Dependent Kinetic Theory" is accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations, Rohit, Cassidy, Gabe, and Grant!
7/27/2022: The Ardo Group and collaborators from the University of Oregon, MIT, Stanford, Prairie View A&M University, Cal State LA, and UMass Boston as part of the Center for Interfacial Ionics (CI2), with Shannon Boettcher (University of Oregon) as the Director, are awarded one of three Phase I Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) from the U.S. National Science Foundation. Go Team!
6/22/2022: The Ardo Group's collaborative publication with Gideon Segev at Tel Aviv University, Roel van de Krol at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, and Frances Houle at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory titled "The 2022 solar fuels roadmap" is accepted for publication in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. Congratulations, Gideon (TAU), Roel (HZB), Frances (LBNL), and the rest of the team!
6/20/2022: Holly Shafer from Mount San Antonio College joins Team Ardo for the summer through the NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program. Welcome, Holly!
6/13/2022: Kaylyn Stewart from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County joins Team Ardo for the summer through the NSF REU Chem-SURF Program. Welcome, Kaylyn!
6/13/2022: Camila Muñetón from the University of Massachusetts Boston joins Team Ardo for the summer through the Research Corporation for Science Advancement Cottrell Scholars Collaborative Program. Welcome, Camila!
5/23/2022: Jen's publication titled "Identification of Photoacidic Behavior Using AC and Open-Circuit Photoelectrochemical Techniques" is accepted for publication in ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology. Congratulations, Jen, Simon, and Tim!
5/12/2022: Shirley Chang joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Shirley!
5/5/2022: Rohit is now also Dr. Bhide. Congratulations on your successful thesis defense and thank you for being curious, appreciative, and a (principal) investigator, Roiht!
5/2/2022: Gabe is awarded a DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Award to perform 10 months of research under Dr. Sergei Tretiak at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, NM. Congratulations, Gabe!
4/26/2022: Ethan successfully passes his oral exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Congratulations, Ethan!
4/22/2022: Captura Corporation, the company spun-out from efforts on our collaborative project with Harry Atwater (Caltech) and CX Xiang (Caltech) and funded by U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (ARPA-E) received a Milestone award in the XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition. Congratulations, Captura!
4/19/2022: Enrique Surio from California State University, Los Angeles is awarded an inaugural Cottrell Postbac Award from Research Corporation for Science Advancement to continue to perform research in the Ardo Group all next year. Congratulations, Enrique!
4/11/2022: Captura Corporation, the company spun-out from efforts on our collaborative project with Harry Atwater (Caltech) and CX Xiang (Caltech) and funded by U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (ARPA-E) named its founding CEO, Steve Oldham. Congratulations, Captura!
2/26/2022: The Ardo Group's collaborative publication with Hannes Hempel at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin titled "Predicting Solar Cell Performance from Terahertz and Microwave Spectroscopy" is accepted for publication in Advanced Energy Materials. Congratulations, Hannes (HZB), Simon, Joseph, and the rest of the team!
2/17/2022: Shane hosts Tom Kempa who visits UCI as part of the UCI Department of Chemistry Inorganic/Physical Seminar Series to talk about lower-dimensional materials with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar, Tom!
2/4/2022: Dennis Tang joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Dennis!