Energy Efficiency

From new semiconductors for efficient and flexible solid-state lighting, televisions, and displays, to new optical materials that could reduce the power consumption of telecommunications and data centers, AME scientists are developing advanced materials to help make our society more energy efficient. We are studying new organic semiconductors as well as new non-linear optical chromophores with record performance.

AME Faculty doing research in Energy Efficiency:

Guozhong Cao, Materials Sci & Eng:
Design, fabrication, and engineering of nanostructured materials and surface chemistry for efficient energy conversion (fuel cells)

Daniel Gamelin, Chemistry:
Development of new inorganic materials solar photoelectrochemical water splitting to generate hydrogen and regenerative photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion

David Ginger, Chemistry:
Advanced micrsocopy; fabrication and characterization of nanostructured devices for energy efficient light-emitting diodes (LED)

Hugh Hillhouse, Chemical Eng:
Electrochemistry and nanomaterials for fuel cells

Alex Jen, Materials Sci & Eng:
Highly efficient white light polymer for solid-state lighting (OLED); low power and ultrahigh-speed organic photonic devices to improve energy efficiency for computation and telecommunication

 Samson Jenekhe, Chemical Eng:
Fundamentals of electronic, optoelectronic, and photonic phenomena in polymers for solid state lighting (OLED)

Daniel Schwartz, Chemical Eng:
Electrode design for fuel cells

Xiaodong Xu, Physics:
Carbon based nanoscale optoelectronics devices for efficient energy harvesting technologies

Jihui Yang, Materials Sci & Eng:
Design, sysnthesis, testing and fundamental understanding of thermoelectric materials