Using electrochemical method to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbons fuel is one of the most promising solutions to mitigate the increase of CO2 level in air. It also provides a way to store the intermittent renewable energy in the nature for human usage if the electricity power is provided by solar, windy energy, etc. However, the high overpotential, low selectivity and stability of catalysts have hindered the wide adoption of this technology. In this project, different types of nano-electrocatalysts will be synthesized, characterized and evaluated for CO2 reduction. The aim of this study is to identify the promising compositions, structures of CO2 reduction catalysts.
Safety training is required.
UROP1100 UROP2100 UROP3100
-Review literature and prepare literature review report.
-Synthesize novel materials under the supervision of the adviser and PG students
-Characterize and evaluate activities of synthesized materials
-Present results and write reports
-Having lab experiences preferred.
Applicant's Learning Objectives:
-Develop communication, team work skills.
-Develop presentation, writing skills.
-Develop lab skills