The central aim of the Ardo Group research program is to understand and control spatiotemporal mechanisms and dynamics of non-equilibrium processes relevant to desalination, atmospheric water harvesting, solar fuels devices, photovoltaics, electrolyzers, fuel cells, and electric heat pumps.
8/31/2020: Rylan is now also Dr. Kautz. Congratulations on your successful thesis defense and thank you for being systematic, genuine, and perseverant, Rylan!
8/13/2020: The Ardo Group, Boettcher Group, Markland Group, Minus Group, Sa Group, Surendranath Group, and Wang Group receive collaborative funding from Research Corporation for Science Advancement's Cottrell Scholars Collaborative for "Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the age of COVID-19: A new STEM pipeline model that grows undergraduate research at minority-serving institutions via collaboration, personnel exchange and online training." Go Team!
7/29/2020: The Ardo Group, Caltech, LBNL, SLAC, NREL, UC San Diego, and the University of Oregon as part of the Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA), with Harry Atwater (Caltech) as the Director, are awarded one of two Fuels from Sunlight Hubs from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science through the Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Go Team! And congratulations to Jerry Meyer (UNC) (Shane's Ph.D. Advisor) as the Director of the Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE), the other awarded Fuels from Sunlight Hub.
7/28/2020: Emily is awarded an Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry. Congratulations, Emily!
7/6/2020: Gabryelle McDaniel joins Team Ardo virtually for the summer through the UCI Accelerating Careers in Engineering and Science (ACES) Program. Welcome, Gabryelle!
7/1/2020: The Ardo Group's collaborative publication with Muhammed Musthafa. O. T.'s Group at IISER Pune titled "An Electrochemical Neutralization Cell for Spontaneous Water Desalination" is accepted for publication in Joule. Congratulations, Zahid (IISER) and the rest of the team!
5/15/2020: Grant Barton, John Hylak, and Jerome Neal officially accept offers to attend graduate school in the Department of Chemistry at UIUC, the Department of Chemical Engineering at Caltech, and the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Kennesaw State University, respectively. Congratulations, Grant, John, and Jerome!
4/22/2020: The Ardo Group and the Paddison Group receive collaborative funding from the U.S. Department of Defense's Army Research Office through the Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory to pursue research toward "Elucidating Design Criteria for Enhancing Rates of Water Dissociation at Bipolar Membrane Interfaces Using Multiscale Modeling and Experiments." Go Team!
4/22/2020: The Liquid Solar Fuels Report (DOI: 10.2172/1615599) and Brochure are available from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science through the Office of Basic Energy Sciences as a BES Workshop Report. Thanks to Bill Tumas (NREL), Jillian Dempsey (UNC), Tom Mallouk (UPenn), Kara Bren (URochester), Andrew Rappe (UPenn), Wendy Shaw (PNNL) and Shane for their hard work in organizing and writing this document. Go Team!