Group News
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. 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.
Richard, Shane, and Silvia during the award presentation

10/31/2017: Kevin's publication titled "Investigating Saltwater Desalination by Electrodialysis and Curriculum Extensions To Introduce Students to the Chemical Physics of Polymeric Ion-Exchange Membranes" is accepted for publication in the Journal of Chemical Education, Special Issue: Polymer Concepts across the Curriculum. Congratulations, Kevin, Sam, and Will!

10/24/2017: Shane hosts Frances Houle who visits UCI as part of the UCI Department of Chemistry Physical Seminar Series to talk about stochastic simulations of transformations in complex condensed phase systems with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar, Frances!
Shane, Frances, and Manabu at the restaurant

10/11/2017: Joseph receives a travel grant to defer costs of attending the Frontiers in Photochemistry Fusion Conference in Cancun, Mexico. Congratulations, Joseph!

10/10/2017: The Ardo Group's collaborative perspective publication with the Boettcher Group at the University of Oregon titled "Ionic Processes in Water Electrolysis: The Role of Ion-Selective Membranes" is accepted for publication in ACS Energy Letters. Congratulations, Sebastian (UO)!

10/6/2017: Shane hosts CX Xiang who visits UCI as part of the UCI Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Seminar Series to talk about solar fuels devices and simulations with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar, CX!
Reg, CX, and Shane outside of their offices

10/2/2017: Shane presents an invited seminar at the Resnick Institute's Young Investigators Symposium at Caltech in Pasadena, CA. Thanks for the invitation and wonderful time, Jonas!
Shane, Desiree, Scott, Aditya, Jonas, and Nandini at Resonate Award ceremony
Shane and Rudy outside his officeHarry and Shane taking a selfie

9/28/2017: Chris accepts a position at Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, OR, starting in January as a Portland Technology Development Module and Integration Device Yield Engineer. Congratulations, Chris!

9/22/2017: 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 accepted for publication in Energy & Environmental Science, 2017 Energy and Environmental Science HOT articles. Congratulations, Rohini (LBNL), Sasuke, and Yuanxun!

9/8/2017: Shane presents a seminar at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, where Profs. Gratzel, Hagfeldt, Nazeeruddin, Zakeeruddin, Sivula and others attended. Thanks for the invitation and wonderful dinner, Kevin and Jingshan!
Jingshan, Shane, and Kevin outside the seminar room

9/5/2017: Shane presents two oral presentations at the nanoGe Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, including one in the symposium that Juan Bisquert attended.
Shane and Juan outside the meeting room

8/30/2017: Will and Chris's co-first-author publication titled "Observation of Photovoltaic Action from Photoacid-Modified Nafion Due to Light-Driven Ion Transport" which reports on the group's seminal work on light-driven ion pumps is awarded the Front Cover Art in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations, Will, Chris, David, and Ron!

8/15/2017: Dave Peterson and Eric Miller from the U.S. Department of Energy visit UCI for our EERE Incubator Program Project's Annual Site Visit. Thanks for visiting, Dave and Eric!
Dave Peterson, Eric Miller, and the EERE Incubator Program Team in the Ardo Laboratories

8/14/2017: John Hylak joins Team Ardo. Welcome, John!

8/11/2017: The Ardo Group and several other Cottrell Scholar collaborators receive collaborative funding from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement's Cottrell Scholars Collaborative for "Training Faculty to Assist Students in Career Planning." Go Teams!
Cottrell Scholars Collaborative Logo

7/31/2017: Kevin successfully passes his oral exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of ChEMS. Congratulations, Kevin!

7/19/2017: Will is invited to present a talk at Pittcon 2018 in a session that highlights young and emerging talent in the field of electrochemistry. Congratulations, Will!

7/18/2017: Jenny Conde joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Jenny!

7/10-11/2017: Team Ardo makes dye-sensitized solar cells using blackberry dyes and uses electrodialysis to "desalinate" water with middle-school students through the American Association of University Women (AAUW)-CA Tech Trek camps at UCI. Thank you, Eric, Will, Bill, Chris, David, Joseph, Kevin, Simon, Larry, and Shane!

7/10/2017: Dr. Rohini Bala Chandran joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Rohini!

7/3/2017: The Ardo Group and the Solis-Ibarra Group receive collaborative funding from the 2017 UC MEXUS–CONACYT Collaborative Research Grants competition for "Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Copper Perovskite Solar Cell Materials with Enhanced Stability and Efficiency." Go Teams!
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6/16/2017: Anni, Mike, and Baldwin are each awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Fellowship. Congratulations, Anni, Mike, and Baldwin!

6/13/2017: Dr. Jingyuan Liu joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Jingyuan!

6/9/2017: Greg receives the prestigious Michael Gebel Award at the annual Chemistry Department Year-End Reception, an award given to an undergraduate student who is doing an exemplary job in undergraduate research on environmentally related problems. Congratulations, Greg!

6/3/2017: Greg is awarded a scholarship from Tau Beta Pi - The Engineering Honor Society. Congratulations, Greg!

6/1/2017: Eric successfully passes his oral exam and is now in the Ph.D. program in the Department of ChEMS. Congratulations, Eric!

5/20/2017: Greg presents a nice talk on his research at the 2017 UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congratulations, Greg!

5/17/2017: Bill successfully passes his oral exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of ChEMS. Congratulations, Bill!

5/12/2017: Prof. Mohammad Qureshi is promoted to Full Professor at his university in India. Congratulations, Qureshi!

5/8/2017: Dr. Larry Renna joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Larry!

4/27/2017: Will is awarded an Honorable Mention for a Link Foundation Energy Fellowship. Congratulations, Will, and so close!

4/26/2017: Shane presents a Distinctive Voices Lectureship at the UC Irvine Beckman Institute on the group's vision to develop plastic water bottles that use sunlight to desalinate salt water. Congratulations, Shane!

4/17/2017: Will and Chris's co-first-author publication titled "Observation of Photovoltaic Action from Photoacid-Modified Nafion Due to Light-Driven Ion Transport" which reports on the group's seminal work on light-driven ion pumps is accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations, Will, Chris, David, and Ron!

4/6/2017: David is awarded a DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Award to perform 6 months of research under Dr. Matthew Beard at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. Congratulations, David!

3/20/2017: Shane presents an invited university seminar in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah. Thanks for the invitation and wonderful time, Shelley!

3/9/2017: Eric Schwartz joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Eric!

2/21/2017: The Ardo Group receives funding from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, as Shane is named a Cottrell Scholar to pursue research and development of "Photoacid-Sensitized Polymers as Light-Driven Ion Pumps for Photodialysis of Salt Water and Mapping Functional Neuron Connectivity." Go Team!
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2/21/2017: The Ardo Group receives funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, as Shane is named a Sloan Research Fellow to pursue research and development of electrochemical and photophysical processes at the interface of molecules and materials. Go Team!
Sloan Foundation Logo

2/20/2017: Shane presents an invited university seminar in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Arkansas. Thanks for the invitation and wonderful time, Rob!
Shane and Rob at airport

2/15/2017: Shane presents an invited introductory talk on the final day of the Kavli Frontiers of Science Israeli–American Symposium on Will Solar Cells Ever be Big (Enough)?, at the Beckman Center on the UCI campus. Thanks for the invitation and wonderful symposium, Matt and Aharon!

2/7/2017: Shane hosts Mike Fayer who visits UCI as part of the UCI Department of Chemistry Physical Seminar Series to talk about spectroscopy of ionic liquids at interfaces with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar, Mike!
Shane, Mike, and Nien-Hui at restaurant

2/2/2017: Shane hosts Mike Rose who visits UCI as part of the UCI Department of Chemistry Inorganic Seminar Series to talk about molecular hydride-transfer catalysts and semiconductor photoelectrochemistry with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar, Mike!
Jenny, Mike, and Shane in Jenny's house

1/27/2017: Shane presents an invited keynote university seminar in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia as part of their annual Research Day. Thanks for the invitation and wonderful time, Roza, Danielle, other members of the Organizing Team, and Curtis!
CHEM248 Discussion Section Activity

1/23/2017: Shane and Bill hold their first hands-on discussion section for the graduate-level Electrochemistry course.
CHEM248 Discussion Section Activity

1/23/2017: Simon Luo joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Simon!

1/17/2017: Baldwin Liwanag joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Baldwin!

1/17/2017: Prof. Mohammad Qureshi joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Qureshi!

1/9/2017: Mike Chen joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Mike!

12/23/2016: An article based on an interview with Shane titled "What will it take for the new Gates-led clean energy fund to be a breakthrough?" is published online by Devex, because Shane was identified as an expert to comment on Bill Gates' recent announcement of Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a $1 billion fund that will invest in clean energy innovation.

12/9/2016: Team Ardo uses electrodialysis to "desalinate" water and makes dye-sensitized solar cells using blackberry dyes with students from Cornelia Connelly High School at UCI. Thank you, Helen Wagner and Franklin Parmar for bringing your classes, and Kevin, Will, Houman, Chris, Bill, Joseph, and Shane for a fantastic half-day workshop!

12/8/2016: 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, Will, Kevin, Houman, Chris, Bill, David, Joseph, Shane, Eric, and Anu!

12/6/2016: Shane is the runner-up in the Shark Tank-style Tech Idol Competition at the American Water Summit 2016 in Miami, FL. Congratulations, Shane!

12/1/2016: Sam Keene joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Sam!

11/9/2016: An article based on an interview with Shane titled "A Mission To Invent a Bottle That Takes the Salt Out of Saltwater" is published online by Smithsonian.com that describes the Ardo Group's research and vision for a new technology to desalinate salt water using a novel light-driven ion pumping process. Go Team!

11/2/2016: An article based on an interview with Shane titled "UCI chemist Shane Ardo named one of 5 inaugural Moore Inventor Fellows" is published online by UC Irvine that describes the Ardo Group's research and vision for a new technology to desalinate salt water using a novel light-driven ion pumping process. Go Team!

11/2/2016: The Ardo Group receives funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, as Shane is named a Moore Inventor Fellow to pursue research and development of a "materials invention [that] uses sunlight to drive a novel ion-pumping mechanism." Go Team!
Moore Foundation Logo

11/1/2016: The Ardo Group receives funding from the Beall Family Foundation for a Beall Innovation Award to pursue research and development of "A safe ion-exchange membrane to revolutionize fuel cells, electrolyzers, and solar desalination." Go Team!

11/1/2016: Shane presents an invited university seminar in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Los Angeles. Thanks for the invitation and wonderful time, Frank and Feimeng!

10/6/2016: Shane presents three oral presentations at the PRiME Meeting in Honolulu, HI, including one in the symposium where Frank Osterloh and Harry Atwater also spoke.
Frank, Harry, and Shane in the conference center

9/20/2016: Shane attends the final day of the second workshop on Addressing the Mars ISRU Challenge: Production of Oxygen and Fuel from CO2 using Sunlight, at the Keck Institute for Space Studies on the Caltech campus where he helped identify new concepts in PEC relevant to Mars missions. Thanks for the invitation and wonderful part 2 of the workshop, Harry, Will, and Cliff!

9/7/2016: Stephanie Yeh joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Stephanie!

8/30/2016: Shane hosts Mike Walter who visits UCI as part of the UCI Department of Chemistry Physical Seminar Series to talk about exciton diffusion in porphyrin crystals with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar, Mike, and shame on Shane for forgetting to take a photo!

8/25/2016: David and Rohini (our LBNL collaborator) are notified of acceptance of their abstracts for talks at the 2016 Fall Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting to be held in Boston, MA. Congratulations, David and Rohini!

8/23/2016: Dave Peterson from the U.S. Department of Energy visits UCI for our EERE Incubator Program Project's Annual Site Visit. Thanks for visiting, Dave!
Dave Peterson and the EERE Incubator Program Team outside of Rowland Hall

8/19/2016: The Ardo Group receives federal funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation through the Chemical Catalysis Program for "Understanding and controlling photoinduced self-exchange reactions across sensitized mesoporous thin films to drive multiple-electron-transfer catalysis." Go Team!
NSF Logo

8/12/2016: Team Ardo makes dye-sensitized solar cells using blackberry dyes with elementary-school teachers in Orange County through the ESCAPE program at UCI. Thank you, Joseph, Chris, David, Kevin, Arielle, Brenna, Simon, and Vivian!

8/11/2016: Shane presents a poster award talk at the Gordon Research Conference on Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions in Newport, RI. Congratulations, Shane!

8/1/2016: Kevin, Sam, Andy, and Anni successfully demonstrate our proposed outreach activity by electrodialyzing acid from a central compartment of a three-compartment cell. Go Team!
De-acidified central compartment relative to outer compartments using electrodialysis

7/28/2016: William Sheu joins Team Ardo. Welcome, William!

7/15/2016: Richard Eastman joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Richard!

7/15/2016: Jonathan Moon joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Jonathan!

7/1/2016: Shane attends the final day of the workshop on Addressing the Mars ISRU Challenge: Production of Oxygen and Fuel from CO2 using Sunlight, at the Keck Institute for Space Studies on the Caltech campus where he presented and helped identify new concepts in PEC relevant to Mars missions. Thanks for the invitation and wonderful part 1 of the workshop, Harry, Will, and Cliff!

6/27/2016: Anni Zhang joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Anni!

6/27/2016: San Nitz joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Sam!

6/20/2016: Jen is chosen to receive the student sponsorship for the U.S. Women in Nuclear Conference in Charlotte, NC. Congratulations, Jen!

6/17/2016: Shane and his co-organizers (David, Miguel, and Verena) finish hosting a very successful and highly appraised workshop on Pathways to Solar Hydrogen Technologies at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, Netherlands. Congratulations, Shane, David, Miguel, and Verena!
Workshop Poster

6/13/2016: Andy is awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Fellowship. Congratulations, Andy!

6/13/2016: Sabeena and Greg are each awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Grant/Fellowship. Congratulations, Sabeena and Greg!

6/1/2016: At the annual Edward K. C. Lee Dinner, the Ardo Group receives the Departmental Safety Award, for their work in furthering safety best practices in the research laboratory and department; Jen receives the prestigious Gebel Award, an award given to a second-year chemistry graduate student working in environmental chemistry and who has had a period of work prior to graduate school; and Claudia receives the Contributions to Education by a Chemistry Department TA Award, for cultivating an excellent rapport with students and going above and beyond what's required for her TA assignment. Also, Shane was the emcee of the Lee Dinner and it was well-received. Congratulations, Team!

5/24/2016: David and Houman present at the 2016 North American Surface Analysis Users Meeting held in CALIT2 at the University of California, Irvine. Congratulations, David and Houman!

5/20/2016: Will successfully passes his oral exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry. Congratulations, Will!

5/20/2016: Joseph successfully passes his oral exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry. Congratulations, Joseph!

5/14/2016: Jackie, Diana, and Sabeena each present a nice talk on her research at the 2016 UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congratulations, Jackie, Diana, and Sabeena!

5/12/2016: Shane explains the chemistry behind "popping boba" to undergraduate students at UCI through a Residential Education Board sponsored event.

5/10/2016: Shane hosts Adam Nielander who visits UCI as part of the UCI Solar Lunch Seminar Series to talk about protection of silicon photoanodes from passivation using graphene monolayer materials with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar, Adam!
Adam, Shane, and Jared in front of the Natural Sciences II building

4/26/2016: Reg Penner and Yury Gogotsi describe "The Rising and Receding Fortunes of Electrochemists" in their ACS Nano Editorial and use an Ardo Group image as their figure to show a system with rich electrochemistry.

4/20-21/2016: Team Ardo represents the UCI Center for Solar Energy (CfSE) by presenting a poster at the UCI Earth Week 2016 festivities. Thanks, Team!

4/13/2016: Shane hosts Tom Mallouk who visits UCI tomorrow as part of the UCI Department of Chemistry Inorganic Seminar Series to talk about dye-sensitized photoelectrochemistry and bipolar membranes with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar at UCLA, Tom!
Shane and Tom at UCLA

4/11/2016: Bill receives a travel grant from UCI Associated Graduate Students (AGS) to defer costs of attending the 25th Meeting of the Inter–American Photochemical Society in Santiago, Chile. Congratulations, Bill!

4/7/2016: Joseph is awarded a scholarship under the DOD Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Education Program. Congratulations, Joseph!

3/31/2016: David receives a travel grant to defer costs of attending the Electrochemistry Society Meeting in San Diego. Congratulations, David!

3/29/2016: Joseph is awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations, Joseph!

3/24/2016: Shane presents his first invited university seminar in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at California State University, Fullerton. Thanks for the invitation and wonderful dinner, Peter!
Peter, Allyson, and Shane at restaurant

3/20/2016: Bill and Jen are selected to participate in the NSF-sponsored workshop titled "Photocatalysis, Photoconversion, and Photoelectrochemistry: Fundamentals, Techniques, and Applications for the 21st Century" and 25th Meeting of the Inter–American Photochemical Society which includes free admission to the workshop. Congratulations, Bill and Jen!

3/1/2016: David's publication titled "Hybrid organic–inorganic solar cells based on bismuth iodide and 1,6-hexanediammonium dication" is accepted for publication in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Emerging Investigators Special Issue and Themed Web Collection. Congratulations, David!

2/23/2016: Shane hosts Chris Chidsey who visits UCI as part of the UCI Department of Chemistry Physical Seminar Series to talk about protection of silicon photoanodes for water oxidation with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar, Chris!
Jenny, Chris, Reg, and Shane at restaurant

2/9/2016: Houman receives the 2016 Tom Angell Fellowship based on his impressive mentoring history of graduate students. Congratulations, Houman!

2/8/2016: Bill, David, Houman, Rohini (our LBNL collaborator), and Shane are notified of acceptance of their abstracts for talks at the 229th Electrochemical Society National Meeting to be held in San Diego, CA. Congratulations, Bill, David, Houman, Rohini, and Shane!

2/4/2016: Shane hosts Amanda Morris who visits UCI as part of the UCI Department of Chemistry Inorganic Seminar Series to talk about metal–organic frameworks for artificial photosynthesis with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar, Amanda!
Jenny, Amanda, and Shane in hotel

2/3/2016: Greg Krueper joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Greg!

1/13/2016: Jackie, Diana, and Sabeena are each awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Grant/Fellowship. Congratulations, Jackie, Diana, and Sabeena!

1/12/2016: Bill is selected to participate in the Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Training Program on the UCSD campus, which includes free admission. Congratulations, Bill!

1/6/2016: An article based on an interview with Shane titled "Challenging efficiency records of solar hydrogen production" is published online by Chemistry World (Royal Society of Chemistry), because Shane was identified as an expert to comment on an article titled "Challenging efficiency records of solar hydrogen production" that was recently published in EES and authored by the PEC Group at NREL.

1/5/2016: Shane hosts Gordana Dukovic who visits UCI as part of the UCI Department of Chemistry Physical Seminar Series to talk about nanoparticle photocatalysis with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar, Gordana!
Jenny, Gordana, and Shane in Jenny's house

1/4/2016: Andy Trinh joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Andy!

12/22/2015: Ron and Will's publication titled "Electrochemical Characterization of Commercial Bipolar Membranes under Electrolyte Conditions Relevant to Solar Fuels Technologies" is accepted for publication in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Focus Issue Honoring Allen J. Bard. Congratulations, Ron and Will!

12/21/2015: Bill is selected to participate in the Student Program at the 2016 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, which includes free admission to the summit. Congratulations, Bill!

12/7/2015: Masih Jorat joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Masih!

12/3/2015: Chris, Claudia, Jen, Jackie, and Shane are notified of acceptance of their abstracts for talks at the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting to be held in San Diego, CA. Congratulations, Chris, Claudia, Jen, Jackie, and Shane!

12/3/2015: Joseph and Will successfully pass their second-year research report. Congratulations, Joseph and Will!

12/1/2015: Team Ardo makes dye-sensitized solar cells using blackberry dyes, which are then used to photo-generate H2 from water, with middle-school students from Sierra Preparatory Academy through the LEAPS program at UCI. Thank you, Will, Houman, Claudia, David, Joseph, Kevin, Ardalan, Bill, Shane, and Rohini (our LBNL collaborator)!
Photogenerated hydrogen bubbles on the tip of a graphite pencil electrode

11/20/2015: Claudia successfully passes her oral exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry. Congratulations, Claudia!

11/9/2015: David successfully passes his oral exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry. Congratulations, David!

11/4/2015: Bill receives a GRC Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority (CSURM) Fellowship to defer costs of attending the Gordon Research Conference/Seminar on Electrochemistry. Congratulations, Bill!

10/8/2015: Jen successfully passes her oral exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry. Congratulations, Jen!

9/22/2015: Dr. Houman Yaghoubi joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Houman!

9/14/2015: Prof. Zhangjing Zhang joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Zhangjing!

9/4/2015: Team Ardo welcomes its youngest member, Eleanor Grace Ardo, into the world. She's Shane's favorite... Okay, it's a tie for first.

9/2/2015: Shane hosts Shannon Boettcher who visits UCI as part of the UCI Department of Chemistry Joint Inorganic/Physical Seminar Series to talk about electrocatalysis and photoelectrochemistry with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar, Shannon!
Shane, Shannon, and Jenny in front of restaurant

7/13-14/2015: Team Ardo makes dye-sensitized solar cells using blackberry dyes, which are then used to photo-generate H2 from water, with middle-school students through the American Association of University Women (AAUW)-CA Tech Trek camps at UCI. Thank you, Will, Bill, David, Joseph, Jackie, Claudia, Ron, Chris, and Shane!

7/3/2015: Shane hosts Sophia Haussener who visits UCI as part of the UCI Solar Lunch Seminar Series to talk about numerical device physics modeling and simulations of photoelectrochemical devices with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar, Sophia!
Shane and Sophia at the beach

6/23/2015: Connie Loo joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Connie!

6/22/2015: Sabeena Sebastian joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Sabeena!

6/17/2015: Yuanxun Shao joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Yuanxun!

6/5/2015: Jackie receives the prestigious Michael Gebel Award at the annual Chemistry Department Year-End Reception, an award given to an undergraduate student who is doing an exemplary job in undergraduate research on environmentally related problems. Congratulations, Jackie!

6/5/2015: Claudia receives a Pedagogical Fellowship at the annual Chemistry Department Year-End Reception, which goes to an outstanding graduate student who will help with the TA Trainer program for the upcoming year. Congratulations, Claudia!

6/2/2015: Team Ardo makes dye-sensitized solar cells using blackberry dyes with students from Mendez Middle School through the LEAPS program at UCI. Thank you, Will, Bill, Chris, David, Ron, Joseph, Kevin, and Shane!

5/27/2015: Shane presents his first, and second, invited oral presentation on the group's artificial proton pumps research in Session L10: Photocatalysts, Photoelectrochemical Cells and Solar Fuels 5 at the 227th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting in Chicago.

5/22/2015: Chris successfully passes his oral exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry. Congratulations, Chris!

5/21/2015: Claudia receives the prestigious Gebel Award at the annual Edward K. C. Lee Dinner, an award given to a second-year chemistry graduate student working in environmental chemistry and who has had a period of work prior to graduate school. Shane was the emcee of the Lee Dinner and it was well-received. Congratulations, Claudia (and Shane)!

5/16/2015: Tabitha and Jackie each present a nice talk on her research at the 2015 UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congratulations, Tabitha and Jackie!

5/1/2015: Kevin Tkacz joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Kevin!

4/20/2015: Diana Luong joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Diana!

4/15/2015: Tabitha Miller and Sasuke Breen officially accept offers to attend graduate school in the Department of Chemistry at UC Riverside and UC Irvine, respectively. Congratulations, Tabitha and Sasuke!

4/2/2015: Ardalan Fathabadi joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Ardalan!

3/28/2015: Tabitha and Jackie are each invited to present a talk on her research at the 2015 ACS Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference in Chemistry and Biochemistry (SCURC). Congratulations, Tabitha and Jackie!

3/19/2015: Shane hosts Tom Meyer who visits UCI as part of the UCI Department of Chemistry Inorganic Seminar Series to talk about dye-sensitized photoelectrochemistry with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar, Tom!
Shane, Tom, and Jenny in front of hotel

3/11/2015: Claudia successfully passes her second-year oral exam. Congratulations, Claudia!

2/25/2015: The Ardo Group receives its first federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy through the Fuel Cell Technologies Office's Incubator Program for "Tandem particle-slurry batch reactors for solar water splitting." Go Team!
DOE EERE Logo

2/12/2015: Jen Logan joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Jen!

1/27/2015: Shane hosts Bruce Parkinson who visits UCI as part of the UCI Department of Chemistry Physical Seminar Series to talk about photoelectrochemistry with the Ardo Group and others. Thanks for the great visit and thought-provoking seminar, Bruce!
Shane and Bruce in front of hotel

1/16/2015: Vijay Weerasinghe and Jerry Siu join Team Ardo. Welcome, Vijay and Jerry!

1/9/2015: Tabitha, Jackie, and Nancy are each awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Grant/Fellowship. Congratulations, Tabitha, Jackie, and Nancy!

12/16/2014: Jennifer McCleary joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Jennifer!

12/9/2014: Joseph Cardon, Morgan Kramer, and Will White join Team Ardo. Welcome, Joseph, Morgan, and Will!

12/5/2014: Bill successfully passes his oral exam and is now in the Ph.D. program in the Department of ChEMS. Congratulations, Bill!

11/3/2014: Jingshu Ma joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Jingshu!

11/3/2014: Nancy is invited to present a poster on her research at the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, CA. Congratulations, Nancy!

10/15/2014: 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, Bill, Claudia, David, Ron, Shane, Alana, Brandon, and Ryan!

8/22/2014: Sasuke Breen joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Sasuke!

8/15/2014: Team Ardo makes dye-sensitized solar cells using blackberry dyes with elementary-school teachers in Orange County through the ESCAPE program at UCI. Thank you, Bill, Chris, Claudia, David, Ron, Jackie, Shane, Will, and Erik!

7/29/2014: Shane presents his first contributed oral presentation on the group's artificial proton pumps research in Session B1: Biomimetics at the 20th International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy (IPS20) in Berlin, Germany.

7/28/2014: Shane presents his first contributed oral presentation on the group's sunlight-driven charge accumulation research in Session D1: Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells at the 20th International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy (IPS20) in Berlin, Germany.

6/19/2014: Tabitha is awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Grant/Fellowship. Congratulations, again, Tabitha!

6/19/2014: Katie Bui joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Katie!

6/16/2014: Tabitha is awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Fellowship. Congratulations, Tabitha!

6/9/2014: Nancy Estrada joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Nancy!

6/9/2014: Jackie Angsono joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Jackie!

5/30/2014: Team Ardo makes dye-sensitized solar cells using blackberry dyes with students from Mendez Middle School through the LEAPS program at UCI. Thank you, Bill, Claudia, David, Ron, Shane, Aida, and Debashree!

4/24/2014: Shane presents his first invited oral presentation, and is a section chair, in Symposium A: Film-Silicon Science and Technology at the 2014 Spring Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting in San Francisco.

4/18/2014: Jeff Che joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Jeff!

4/1/2014: David is awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations, David!

3/31/2014: Shane delivers his first undergraduate lecture for the Majors/Honors Quantitative Analytical General Chemistry Laboratory course.

3/14/2016: An article based on an interview with Shane titled "Shining Stars of Solar: Meet Three SunShot Postdoctoral Award Recipients Who Are Making a Difference" is published online by the Department of Energy about his experience as a DOE–EERE Postdoctoral Research Awardee.

3/10/2014: Victor's abstract is accepted for a presentation at the 2014 ACS Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Congratulations, Victor!

HPTS Analog2/22/2014: One of our primary target compounds is synthesized. Excellent work, Chris!

2/7/2014: Ron Reiter joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Ron!

2/4/2014: Tabitha Miller joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Tabitha!

1/15/2014: David Fabian joins Team Ardo. Welcome, David!

12/18/2013: The upgrade to the LSF's nanosecond transient absorption and photoluminescence system is complete, tested, and ready for action! Thank you, Dima and Hsiang-Yun, for your tireless efforts.
First TRPL Kinetics of Ru-polypyridyl dye on TiO2

12/11/2013: Victor Macedonio joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Victor!

12/11/2013: Claudia Ramirez joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Claudia!

11/22/2013: 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, Hsiang-Yun, Bill, Shane, and Millie!

10/25/2013: Bill Gaieck joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Bill!

10/16/2013: Team Ardo welcomes its youngest member, Ryan Nicholas Ardo, into the world. He's Shane's favorite.

10/6/2013: Team Ardo makes dye-sensitized solar cells using blackberry dyes with attendees at the 2013 DOE Solar Decathlon. Thank you, Hsiang-Yun, Chris, and Shane!

9/26/2013: Shane delivers his first lecture for the graduate-level Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics course.

9/15/2013: The Ardo Group is now officially at UCI!

7/1/2013: Dr. Hsiang-Yun Chen officially joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Hsiang-Yun!

4/25/2013: The Ardo Group exists! Chris Sanborn joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Chris!

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