Energy Research at the University of Washington

Charles T. Campbell

Energy Research Area: Solid catalysts for clean fuels production and pollution-free combustion for power; next generation solar cells (organic photovoltaics); surface chemistry and interfacial chemistry in catalysts and in photovoltaics.

Professor of Chemistry, Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering
Rabinovitch Endowed Chair in Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Engineering

Chemical reactions catalyzed by solid surfaces dramatically improve the world in which we live by producing cleaner fuels and chemicals and using them with less pollution. Our research aims to design better solid catalysts to aid in the “greening” of industrial and automotive chemical processes to minimize fossil fuels consumption, pollution and greenhouse gases. Targets include catalysts for making cleaner fuels, for more cleanly utilizing existing fuels, and for cleaning up pollutants resulting from fossil fuel use. We also study photovoltaics, especially their metal/semiconductor interfaces.

The energetics of metal nanoparticles determine both their catalytic reactivity and their resistance to deactivation by sintering.  We are the only group in the world that can measure these energies, which we find vary strongly with particle size and the
The energetics of metal nanoparticles determine both their catalytic reactivity and their resistance to deactivation by sintering. We are the only group in the world that can measure these energies, which we find vary strongly with particle size and the

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Record last updated on February 7th 2014 PST.