Eric Garfunkel - Research

Electro- and photocatalyst development


Photoelectrochemical cellWe are engaged in a new solar fuels project focusing on water splitting. We concentrate on careful synthesis and characterization of novel materials, and their incorporation into complex multicomponent photocatalysts. Cubic LiCoO2, which contains a cubic M4O4 core, is one promising catalyst we are examining for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER). We are fabricating novel OER materials and structures using pulsed laser deposition (PLD) and electrochemical deposition.


Shinjae Hwang
Group Leader: Shinjae Hwang


Collaborators: Profs. G. C. Dismukes, M. Greenblatt