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.
2/15/2019: Gabe Phun joins Team Ardo and Team Furche. Welcome, Gabe!
2/15/2019: Kevin's publication titled "Numerical Monte Carlo Simulations of Charge Transport across the Surface of Dye and Cocatalyst Modified Spherical Nanoparticles under Conditions of Pulsed or Continuous Illumination" is accepted for publication in Sustainable Energy & Fuels. Congratulations, Kevin!
2/13/2019: Zejie Chen joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Zejie!
2/6/2019: David's publication titled "Demonstration of photovoltaic action and enhanced stability from a quasi-two-dimensional hybrid organicinorganic copperhalide material incorporating divalent organic groups" is accepted for publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials. Congratulations, David!
1/29/2019: David's publication titled "Influence of one specific carboncarbon bond on the quality, stability, and photovoltaic performance of hybrid organicinorganic bismuthiodide materials" is accepted for publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials. Congratulations, David!
1/26/2019: The first transient absorption signal that time-resolves regeneration of a photoacid is demonstrated. What a fabulous 2.5-week period as a culmination of several years of very hard and dedicated work by the entire Team! Excellent measurement, Joseph, and thank you for the insightful conversations, Jim Mayer (Yale)!
1/24/2019: The ArdoLewis Groups' nanosecond time-resolved radio-frequency (RF) conductivity apparatus gives its first meaningful data! Thank you, Joseph and Simon for your tireless efforts, and thank you for the insightful conversations, Malcolm Forbes (BGSU) and the Lewis Group (Caltech).
1/17/2019: Shane presents his "tenure seminar" in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine. What a nice way to finish off his "tenure tour."
1/10/2019: The Ardo Group's nanosecond time-resolved microwave conductivity (TRMC) apparatus is upgraded to include a reference arm to increase its best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio! Thank you, Joseph, Simon, and David for your tireless efforts, and thank you for the insightful conversations, Obadiah Reid (NREL) and Dennis Friedrich (HZB).
1/2/2019: Cassidy Feltenberger joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Cassidy!
1/2/2019: Rylan Kautz joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Rylan!
12/13/2018: 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, Eric, Joseph, Kevin, Simon, Rohit, Leanna, Ying, and Rylan!