Physical Chemistry, Nanocrystals, Photocatalysis
XRD, SEM(EDS, STM), NMR, Time-resolved UV-Vis, GC-MS, ICP-OES
Background & Research Interest
My lab is interested in understanding the fundamental mechanisms behind artificial photosynthesis and designing better catalytic systems for converting solar energy to high-value chemicals. Specifically, we are interested in emerging affordable metallic nanoparticles (such as non-noble transition metals like Fe, Co, Ni, or semi-metals like Bi) for sustainable photocatalysis, starting from the solid-state physical interpretations of the metals (like band structure) and chemical kinetic analysis of model reactions for mechanistic study.