Coupling renewably generated electricity with inert starting materials to produce chemical fuels would bring about a revolutionary stride forward for society, reducing or even eliminating the need for fossil fuels and enabling electrified transportation along with widespread grid-scale storage. Research in the Computational Electrochemistry Laboratory is led by Prof. Leanne D. Chen and focuses on using ab initio computational methods to model reactions occurring at the electrode-electrolyte double-layer—arguably the most important component in an electrochemical cell. Gaining atomic-scale insight at this interface would have immense impact on the rational design of fuel cells, batteries, and other energy transformation systems such as the electroreduction of carbon dioxide.
Materials & Interfaces
Density Functional Theory
Congratulations to Leanne for being awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant! Check out the U of G press coverage.
Dr. Rachelle Choueiri joins the CEL@G as a Postdoctoral Fellow!