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.
1/17/22: New research article accepted! Our collaborative paper with the Handa Lab, "Phosphine ligand-free bimetallic Ni(0)Pd(0) nanoparticles as catalyst for facile, general, sustainable, and highly selective 1,4-reductions in aqueous micelles," will be published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congrats to the whole team!
1/10/22: New research article accepted! Padmanabh's paper, "Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction in acetonitrile enhanced by the local environment and mass transport of H2O," is published in ACS Energy Letters. (Link). Congrats to Padmanabh and second author Oscar!
1/10/22: Jaley Adkins joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher to synthesize nanomaterials using sustainable plant extracts. Welcome to the team Jaley!
11/18/21: Amin gave a seminar on the development of field-effect transistors for detecting viruses to the Department of Chemistry at UofL. Congrats to Amin for a job well done and passing his literature seminar!