Our laboratory combines research expertise in chemistry, materials science, and engineering to address problems in energy conversion and storage. In addition to the cutting-edge analytical tools developed in our laboratory, we utilize the resources of the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research and the Micro/Nano Technology Center at UofL to perform our research.
Our research has the primary goal of advancing the interconversion of chemical and electrical energy to meet the challenge of creating a renewable and sustainable energy economy. Our approach is to develop and employ high resolution, in situ microscopy and spectroscopy to understand chemical and material processes beyond the ensemble, at the single particle, single molecule level.
We are always looking for motivated and passionate people to join our research team. Prospective graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to send Prof. Wilson an email (aj.wilson [at] louisville.edu) to discuss available research opportunities. Interested undergraduate students can find research opportunities here.
8/10/22: New review article accepted! Padmanabh's review, "Understanding Electrocatalysis at Nanoscale Electrodes and Single Atoms with Operando Vibrational Spectroscopy," is published in Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry. (Link). Congrats Padmanabh!
8/5/22: Jaley presented her research on the synthesis of Ag nanoparticles using kudzu extract at the Summer Research Showcase at UofL. Great work Jaley! We're excited about the future directions of your research!
7/12/22: Andrew is selected as a Student Champion. Selection of this award, presented by the UofL President and Provost Offices, comes from student nominations for faculty and staff that "went above and beyond their duties to provide exceptional or critical support."
6/9/22: Andrew is selected to receive the 2022 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award! (Link, Highlight). This award will support our group's efforts in the measurement of intermediates in electrocatalysis. Thank you ORAU!
6/1/22: New research article accepted! Padmanabh's paper, "Plasmonically enhanced electrochemistry boosted by nonaqueous solvent," is published in The Journal of Chemical Physics. (Link). Congrats Padmanabh!