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Our research interests include designing materials and devices to address energy and environmental challenges, especially electrochemical energy storage & conversion, and thermal energy harvesting & management. The research activities involve exploration of novel materials and chemistry for advanced energy storage, development of high-performance catalysis, advanced materials and devices for thermal energy harvesting and management, and investigation of fundamental structure-property correlations in materials.

Electrochemical Energy Storage and conversion

• High capacity electrode materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries
• Solid electrolyte for rechargeable lithium and sodium batteries
• Electrocatalysis for water splitting
• Advanced characterizations of electrochemical phenomena in energy storage devices

Thermal Energy Harvesting and Management

• Nanostructured selective solar absorbers
• Electrochemical heat harvesting
• Active control of thermal radiation

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