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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

10/26/23: Oscar attended the 2023 SERMACS meeting in Durham, NC to share his work on modulating selectivity in electrocatalytic CO2 reduction using magnetic fields. 


10/26/23: New article accepted! Our collaborative paper, "Electrochemical surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy," is published in Nature Reviews Methods Primers. (Link). Congrats to the team!

10/25/23: The Wilson and Balabanoff groups visited Fairdale High School to teach students in chemistry class how the size and composition of nanoparticles influence their optical properties. Thanks to the students and teachers for the fun and engaging experience with the synthesis and spectroscopy of nanoparticles!


9/28/23: Andrew gave a seminar titled "Formation and dynamics of CO in CO2 electroreduction in acetonitrile" in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa. Thanks to Prof. Johna Leddy for the invitation! 

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