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My research interests are broadly defined by electrochemistry used for deep decarbonization. Electrochemistry is the science of using electricity to drive chemical reactions. Deep decarbonization is the process of eliminating human-caused emissions of CO2, which are currently associated with most of the energy and materials that we consume. Electrochemistry provides a pathway for the use of emissions-free sources of electricity to deliver reliable electricity, power manufacturing processes, and produce energy dense fuels.

Specifically, my group researches electrochemical interfaces used for long-duration energy storage, devices for zero-emissions iron making, and advanced cell designs for green hydrogen production.

As Associate Director for the Oregon Center for Electrochemistry I lead industry partnerships and sponsored projects for the Master’s Internship in Electrochemical Technology. With the Liquid Sunlight Alliance, I study the durability of catalysts that convert sunlight, water, and CO2 into fuels and commodity chemicals. With the Center for Interfacial Ionics, I study the fundamental kinetics and transport of ion-transfer reactions required for energy storage.