Energy Research at the University of Washington

Daniel R. Gamelin

Energy Research Area: New Inorganic Materials for Solar Fuel Generation and Efficient Energy Conversion.

Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry

Our research involves the development of new inorganic materials suitable for application in various energy conversion schemes from solar photoelectrochemical water splitting to generate hydrogen, regenerative photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion, and light emission in electroluminescent devices.

Composite photoelectrodes for solar fuels: Interfacing light-harvesting oxide photoanodes with water-oxidation electrocatalysts improves solar-to-hydrogen conversion in photoelectrochemical cells.
Composite photoelectrodes for solar fuels: Interfacing light-harvesting oxide photoanodes with water-oxidation electrocatalysts improves solar-to-hydrogen conversion in photoelectrochemical cells.

Research Images

The high surface areas of Fe2O3 photoanodes are used to trap photogenerated holes. Hole transfer to a catalyst is facilitated by its conformal deposition onto this mesostructure.

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PST.