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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.

Research Mission

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. 

Join Us!

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] to discuss available research opportunities. Interested undergraduate students can find research opportunities here

5/24/23: Congrats to Oscar and Johann who were elected to President and Vice President, respectively, of the Chemistry Graduate Students Association at UofL!

5/22/23: Congrats to Johann who received the Most Auspicious First Year Award from the Department of Chemistry!


5/1/23: Amandeep Kaur and Fredrick Mufoyongo join the lab as first-year Ph.D. students. Welcome Amandeep and Fred!


5/1/23: We bid farewell to Jaley who is graduating from UofL and starting her Ph.D. pursuit at UK starting in Fall 23. Thanks for all your hard work and scientific insights! Best of luck in the next stage of your career!


4/28/23: New article accepted! Our paper and protocol video, "Tracking electrochemistry at single nanoparticles with surface-enhanced Raman scattering spectroscopy and microscopy," is published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments. (Link). Congrats to Johann and Padmanabh!


4/21/23: New research article accepted! Our collaborative paper with the Kim Group at Yeungnam University in South Korea, "Plasmon-Driven Near-Field Photopolymerization in a Gold Nanoparticle Colloid," is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. (Link). Congrats to the team!

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