Nicole Davis

Chemistry Graduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry, University of California - Berkeley
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.

References:
1. Hammond, P. T. Adv. Mater. 2004, 16, 1271.
2. Argun, A. A.; Ashcroft, J. N.; Hammond, P. T. Adv. Mater. 2008, 20, 1539.