Centers

BISfuel

Center for Bio-Inspired Solar Fuel Production

Director(s):

Devens Gust
 

Lead Institution:

Arizona State University
 

Mission:

To construct a complete system for solar-powered production of hydrogen fuel via water splitting. Design principles are drawn from the fundamental concepts that underlie photosynthetic energy conversion.
 

Research Topics:

catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), solar (fuels), photosynthesis (natural and artificial), bio-inspired, hydrogen and fuel cells, electrodes - solar, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)
 

Materials Studied:

MATERIALS: semiconductor, wide band-gap semiconductor, metal, oxide, biological (DNA, protein), porous, optoelectronic and metamaterial, transparent conductor
 
INTERFACES: organic/semiconductor, organic/oxide, organic/organic, organic/metal, metal/semiconductor, gas/solid, liquid/solid, solid/solid
 
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 2D, 3D
 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, surface science, ultrafast physics, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), quantum mechanics
 

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:


  • Arizona State University


BES Staff Contact:

Chris Fecko

Last modified: 7/16/2013 1:56:43 PM