Research

 Research interests are synthesis, analysis and application of functional nano-materials for environmentally friendly renewable energy.

 

A central goal of this work is relating 

1. Photovoltaic including quantum dot devices, dye sensitized solar cells and CZTS

2. Solar Fuel including photocatalytic CO2 conversion to hydrocarbon fuels and water splitting for H2 generation

3. Microbial metabolic engineering producing energy.



      Research Topics 

 

 

Solar Fuels: CO2 conversion into hydrocarbon fuels & Water Splitting for H2

 


Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas of growing concern, and its atmospheric concentration continues to rise from the ongoing burning of fossil fuels.
Photo-catalysts activated by solar energy to convert CO2 into hydrocarbon fuels are attractive to help mitigate this problem,
because they are able to simultaneously consume waste CO2 and generate useful sources of energy in a sustainable and carbon-neutral manner. In this group we try to find novel
photo-catalysts showing high CO2 conversion efficiency. 
 
Hydrogen (H2) is a clean energy source without producing any greenhouse gas.
It can be produced by photo-electrocatalytic water splitting.
In this research we try to optimize photo-electrocatalytic water splitting system and test various novel photo-catalysts to improve Hydrogen generation.

 

 

 



 

      Photovoltaic: Dye sensitized solar Cell (DSSC), Quantum Dot Solar Cell (QDSC) & Thin Film Solar Cell (CZTS)

 

The 2nd and 3rd generation solar cells (DSSC and QDSC) and CZTS based thin film solar cells are very attractive because they can be made by low-cost materials and fabrication system. We are looking for new materials to improve the solar cells.

 


 

 


 

Microbial metabolic engineering: Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs)


 

Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) represent the direct conversion of organic matter to electricity using bacteria. We can make electricity using any biodegradable material (e.g. wastewater), if we use bacteria already present in the wastewater.

 

 

 


 


 

Hybrid and Multifunctional Nano(Bio)material synthesis


 

GREEN Lab is interested in synthesis to find advanced multifunctional Nano(Bio)materials applying functional and applied science. In order to develop new synthetic methodologies, we try to integrate chemistry, physics, materials science, quantum calculation and various engineering disciplines.