Energy Research at the University of Washington

James M. Mayer

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.

Alvin L. and Verla R. Kwiram Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

The interconversion of electrical and chemical energies – from fuel cells to the production of fuels from sunlight -- will require control of the movement of both electrons and protons. Work in the Mayer labs extends from the fundamental properties of such proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) reactions to the development of new molecular, nanoscale, and electrochemical catalysts. Studies range from new proton-coupled reactivity of TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles to electrocatalysis of oxygen reduction and water oxidation to photo-induced PCET reactions in well-characterized model systems.

Campus and Other Collaborators/Partners

Record last updated on September 18th 2013 PDT.