Centers

MEEM

Molecularly Engineered Energy Materials (MEEM)

Director(s):

Vidvuds Ozolins
 

Lead Institution:

University of California, Los Angeles
 

Mission:

To acquire fundamental understanding and control of nanoscale materials for solar energy generation and electrical energy storage.
 

Research Topics:

solar (photovoltaic), energy storage (including batteries and capacitors), charge transport, membrane, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing)  
 

Materials Studied:

MATERIALS: semiconductor, organic semiconductor, metal, oxide, polymer, ionic liquid, porous, optoelectronic and metamaterial

INTERFACES: organic/oxide, organic/organic, organic/metal, liquid/solid, solid/solid 
 
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 1D, 3D
 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

X-ray diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, finite element method, multiscale modeling, next generation optimization methods, high-throughput screening methods
 

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:


  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Eastern Washington University
  • University of Kansas
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • University of Washington

 

 



BES Staff Contact:

P. Thiyagarajan (Thiyaga)
 
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