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.
1/18/2018: Leanna Schulte joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Leanna!
1/18/2017: The Ardo Group's collaborative publication with the Weber Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory titled "Evaluating particle-suspension reactor designs for Z-scheme solar water splitting via transport and kinetic modeling" is awarded the Front Inside Cover Art in Energy & Environmental Science. Congratulations, Rohini (LBNL, and now University of Michigan), Sasuke, and Yuanxun!
1/10/2018: Joseph is awarded a talk at the Frontiers in Photochemistry Fusion Conference in Cancun, Mexico. Congratulations, Joseph!
1/8/2018: Nazila Farhang joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Nazila!
1/1/2018: Hsiang-Yun and Shane's publication titled "Direct observation of sequential oxidations of a titania-bound molecular proxy catalyst generated through illumination of molecular sensitizers" which reports on the group's seminal work on light-driven charge accumulation is awarded the Front Cover Art in Nature Chemistry. Congratulations, Hsiang-Yun!
12/17/2017: The Ardo Group receives funding from Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. as sponsored research to pursue research and development of light-driven ion pumps for solar desalination of salt water. Go Team!