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.
12/12/2017: 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, and the rest of the team!
11/28/2017: Chris is now also Dr. Sanborn. Congratulations on your successful thesis defense, Chris!
11/27/2017: Hsiang-Yun's publication titled "Direct observation of sequential oxidations of a titania-bound molecular proxy catalyst generated through illumination of molecular sensitizers" is accepted for publication in Nature Chemistry, and with an excellent accompanying News and Views article by Anna M. Beiler & Gary F. Moore. Congratulations, Hsiang-Yun!
11/15/2017: Will's publication titled "Conversion of Visible Light into Ionic Power Using Photoacid-Dye-Sensitized Bipolar Ion-Exchange Membranes" is accepted for publication in Joule, and publicized via various news outlets: Phys.org, UC Irvine, ScienceDaily, NewsWise, EurekAlert!, and on 11/17/2017: AZoCleantech, and on 12/13/2017: Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation. Congratulations, Will, Chris, and David!
11/3/2017: Shane is named a Scialog Fellow by Research Corporation for Science Advancement for taking part in the Scialog on Advanced Energy Storage.