The central theme of the Ardo Group's research program is to understand and control in high spatial and temporal detail the dynamics and mechanisms of processes at interfaces, with the goal of optimizing power conversion for practical applications, including desalination, atmospheric water harvesting, solar fuels devices, photovoltaics, fuel cells, electrolyzers, and redox flow batteries.
11/6/2019: Leanna successfully passes her oral exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry. Congratulations, Leanna!
10/14/2019: Bill passes his oral thesis examination. Congratulations on your successful thesis defense and thank you for being resourceful, resilient, and worldly, Bill!
10/4/2019: An article based on an interview with Emily titled "Making 'First Choice' Possible" is published online by UCI Irvine News as part of UCI's new Brilliant Future campaign that describes Emily's personal and academic story. Congratulations, Emily!
9/30/2019: The Ardo Group's collaborative publication with the Wang Group at LBNLALS titled "Photoacid-Modified Nafion Membrane Morphology Determined by Resonant X-ray Scattering and Spectroscopy" is accepted for publication in ACS Macro Letters. Congratulations, Greg (ALS), Will, Larry, and the rest of the team!
9/25-29/2019: Emily attended the 31st Annual Great Minds in STEM - HENAAC Conference held in Lake Buena Vista, FL through a scholarship from SoCal Edison. Congratulations, Emily!
9/23/2019: The Ardo Group, LBNL, ORNL, NREL, NETL, and 20 universities as part of the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) are awarded the Energy-Water Desalination Hub from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy through the Advanced Manufacturing Office's Energy Innovation Hub Program. Go Team!
9/18/2019: Shane and his Israeli co-organizer, Aharon Blank, finish hosting a very successful and highly appraised session on Single Molecule Spectroscopy at the IsraeliAmerican Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium in Jeruselum, Israel. Thank you, Christy, Ariel, and Randall, and congratulations, Shane and Aharon!