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.
10/31/2023: Gabe is now also Dr. Phun. Congratulations on your successful thesis defense and thank you for being collaborative, a buffer, and foundational, Gabe!
10/24/2023: Justin is now also Dr. Chen. Congratulations on your successful thesis defense and thank you for being a scholar, gracious, and a deputy (director), Justin!
7/5/2023: Gabe and Rohit's publication titled "Detailed-balance limits for sunlight-to-protonic energy conversion from aqueous photoacids and photobases based on reversible mass-action kinetics" is accepted for publication in the Energy & Environmental Science. Congratulations, Gabe and Rohit!
6/1/2023: Cassidy is now also Dr. Feltenberger. Congratulations on your successful thesis defense and thank you for being cool-calm-collected, agile, and having foresight, Cassidy!
5/19/2023: Dennis successfully passes his oral exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry. Congratulations, Dennis!
4/14/2023: The Ardo Group's collaborative publication with the Segev Group at Tel Aviv University titled "Ratchet-Based Ion Pumps for Selective Ion Separations" is accepted for publication in PRX Energy. Congratulations, Alon!
4/13/2023: The Ardo Group's collaborative publication with the Talin Group at Sandia National Laboratories titled "Single-Particle Measurements Reveal the Origin of Low Solar-to-Hydrogen Efficiency of Rh-Doped SrTiO3 Photocatalysts" is accepted for publication in ACS Nano. Congratulations, Brian, Justin, Bill, and the rest of the team!
3/16/2023: The Ardo Group's collaborative publication with the Ogitsu Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory titled "Mechanistic Insights on Permeation of Water over Iron Cations in Nanoporous Silicon Oxide Films for Selective H2 and O2 Evolution" is accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations, Fikret, Justin, and the rest of the team!
2/2/2023: The Ardo Group's collaborative publication with the Atwater Group at Caltech titled "Direct observation of the local microenvironment in inhomogeneous CO2 reduction gas diffusion electrodes via versatile pOH imaging" is accepted for publication in Energy & Environmental Science. Congratulations, Annette, Rohit, Cassidy, and the rest of the team!
1/24/2023: Nate Gomez, Nate Keyes, Brad Layne, Eric Liu, and Adam Sabatose join Team Ardo. Welcome, Nate2, Brad, Eric, and Adam!
11/17/2022: The Ardo Group's collaborative publication with the Esposito Group at Columbia University titled "Quantifying the Influence of Defects on Selectivity of Electrodes Encapsulated by Nanoscopic Silicon Oxide Overlayers" is accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations, Will and Kelly!
9/19/2022: Munho Yang joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Munho!
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!