We are an interdisciplinary research group investigating structure–property–function relationships in complex energy-related materials. Our research bridges inorganic materials synthesis, advanced spectroscopy and diffraction techniques, applied computational chemistry, and device fabrication for property and performance characterization. The overarching goal is translating mechanistic insights into advances for electrochemical energy storage and other functional semiconductors with, e.g., optical or thermoelectric activity.
Our brand-new laboratory space in Tata Hall includes a full suite of synthetic kit, gloveboxes, a battery fabrication and electrochemistry lab, and 900 MHz, 700 MHz, and 400 MHz solid-state NMR spectrometers with a range of probes from Phoenix NMR. Beyond the lab, we work closely with national and international particle accelerator facilities to design and execute detailed spatially and temporally resolved studies with X-rays and neutrons. We are also part of the Sustainable Power and Energy Center (SPEC) in the Jacobs School of Engineering.