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Nanobiomaterials for Solar Fuel and Artificial Photosynthesis Applications


Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology , Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

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50.62.01.B7453 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


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Szalai, Veronika Ann 301.975.3792


Novel technologies for solar fuel production are expected to increasingly contribute to our nation’s solutions for meeting our future environmental and energy needs. Recent developments in solar fuels include biologically-templated nanoparticle catalysts for hydrogen production and electrodeposition of metal-organic thin films capable of water oxidation. Detailed metrics regarding the assembly chemistry and the identity and location of the catalytically active sites are not available for these nanoscale materials. Our project focuses on fundamental measurements of the reaction chemistry and location of catalytic intermediates in nanoarchitectures for solar fuel and artificial photosynthesis applications, with additional emphasis on bioscaffolds having potentially improved lifespan and processibility. The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology’s Energy Research Group offers a supportive environment that couples multidisciplinary scientific interactions with advanced measurement and nanofabrication capabilities.


Electron paramagnetic resonance; Nanobiomaterials; Materials characterization; Solar fuels; Artificial photosynthesis; Fluorescence spectroscopy; Nanotechnology;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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