Solar Fuels and Next Generation Photovoltaics (UNC EFRC)


Thomas J. Meyer

Lead Institution:

University of North Carolina


To integrate academic and translational research to study light/matter interactions and chemical processes for the efficient production of solar fuels.

Research Topics:

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

Materials Studied:

MATERIALS: semiconductor, organic semiconductor, wide band-gap semiconductor, metal, oxide, polymer, porous, optoelectronic and metamaterial, transparent conductor

INTERFACES: organic/semiconductor, organic/oxide, organic/metal, metal/semiconductor, metal/oxide, semiconductor/semiconductor, liquid/solid, solid/solid

NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D, nanocomposites

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

surface science, ultrafast physics, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:

  • University of Colorado
  • Duke University
  • University of Florida
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • University of North Carolina,Chapel Hill
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Research Triangle Institute


BES Staff Contacts:

Jeffrey L. Krause and Gail McLean


Last modified: 9/27/2013 9:24:25 AM