Group Members

Principal Investigators

Etsuko Fujita (Lead PI)
Photochemical carbon dioxide reduction using transition-metal complexes; electrocatalysis of hydrogen and carbon dioxide reduction with non-noble metal based catalysts; water oxidation catalysis; kinetics and mechanism of photochemical and redox reactions

Javier Concepcion  (PI)
Chemical, electrochemical and photochemical catalytic processes related to artificial photosynthesis, especially water oxidation and water/CO2 reduction. Ground and excited state proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET), kinetic and mechanistic studies related to homogeneous and heterogeneous small molecule activation with a combination of experimental techniques and DFT calculations.

David Grills (PI)
Application of transient infrared spectroscopy to kinetics and catalysis; characterization of reaction intermediates, CO2 reduction in supercritical CO2

Jim Muckerman (PI)
Application of theory and computation to photocatalysis and electrocatalysis; mechanistic studies of hydrogen production, carbon dioxide reduction and water oxidation in both homogeneous and heterogeneous systems

Dmitry Polyansky (PI)
Photochemistry and radiation chemistry for catalysis and solar energy conversion

Research associates

Mehmed Ertem, Komal Garg, Yu-Chi Hsieh, Neerav Kharche, Marta Kowalczyk, Gerald Manbeck, Fanke Meng, David Shaffer, William Ward

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Last Modified: March 13, 2015