Dr. Tianquan (Tim) Lian was recently awarded $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for research on the electrochemical basis of fuel cell technology. Research in the Lian lab centers around the advancement of solar energy conversion particularly through the preparation, characterization, and fundamental understanding of photovoltaic and photocatalytic nanomaterials. The tools and techniques being developed in the Lian lab will contribute to the advancement of fuel cell technology, supporting the widespread efforts for innovation and discovery.
““A deeper understanding of electrochemical processes is important in the quest for more efficient, renewable forms of energy,’ Lian says. “We hope to make a lasting impact in the field, opening doors to do things with electrochemistry that are currently out of reach.’”
Sarah Lauinger successfully defended her thesis, “Immobilization Methods for Binding Polyoxometalates onto Surfaces for Water Splitting Applications” on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017. Sarah’s thesis committed was led by Craig Hill with Tianquan (Tim) Lian and Khalid Salaita as additional members. Sarah is a registered patent agent and plans to pursue a career in the legal field. Congratulations, Sarah!