Energy Research Area: We are exploring the fundamental science behind the interconversion of electrical and chemical energies, the catalysis of the production and utilization of chemical fuels.
Most visions of our energy future involve the interconversion of electrical and chemical energies, such as the production and use of H2 or alkanes. Efficient catalysts for these chemical processes will require the coupling of electron and proton transfers. Work in the Mayer labs extends from the fundamental properties of such proton-coupled electron transfer reactions to the development of new catalysts.
Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.