Chemistry Graduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry, University of California
Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA
Hobbies: rock climbing
Layer-by-layer Assembled Membranes for
Solar-powered Water Electrolysis Applications
My project is part of the NSF
Center for Chemical Innovation Solar Project,
focusing on solar powered electrolysis of water for fuel
production. I will be designing functional membranes for
photoelectrochemical cells that are both protonically and
electronically conducting. These membranes will be
assembled via an electrostatic layer-by-layer deposition
process, which has been shown to generate nanoscale
integrated thin film composites capable of creating a
continuous conducting network.
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