Rohini was invited to participate and present at the university panel at the 2nd Thermal-Mechanical-Chemical Electricity Storage Workshop that was held in Pittsburgh, PA. Was great to be back at this workshop that brings together researchers from academia, industry and national labs.
TREE Lab does a yearly Christmas cookie-exchange with all the group members. This year we had several tasty treats that were made from scratch by our team members. Was great fun to enjoy science with sweets and deserts as we wrap up this year.
It has been a wonderful past year. We are grateful for the new people that have joined our team and have exciting research to look forward to in the future years to come.
Rohini gave an invited talk titled "Photocatalytic Particle Suspension Reactors for Solar Water Splitting" at the AICHE Solar Energy systems conference at Waco, TX.
Rohini attended and participated at the Workshop on Fundamental Needs for Dynamic and Interactive Thermal Storage Solutions for Buildings organized by LBNL and NREL at Berkeley. Was great to meet with experts in the field and learn about opportunities for thermal energy storage in building applications; also was wonderful to catch up with friends at the lab.
Rohini gave an invited special seminar at the Energy and Efficiency Institute at the University of California, Davis. Thanks Prof. Vinod Narayanan for hosting me and giving me a tour of the solar thermal energy testing facility at the STEEL Lab, UC Davis.
TREE Lab celebrates Halloween dressed up as characters from the Addams Family. Was great fun!
Fun BBQ outing by the Huron River. We are savoring the few warm weekends left with good food and great company while enjoying the outdoors.
1st Row, L-R: Mike, Bingjia, Luisa and Connor
2nd Row, L-R: Rohini, Aishwarya and Erika
We are delighted to have Mike Mayer join as a new incoming graduate PhD student in our group. Welcome Mike!
We have immediate openings for a PhD and a postdoc position in our group; PhD position is pertinent to performing modeling and experiments for solar hydrogen production via water splitting and one postdoc position in the space of high-temperature materials processing. Please take a look at specific requirements posted here.
We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Ardo Group and the Esposito Group for a recently awarded DOE-EERE project through the Fuel Cell Technologies Office's H2@Scale Program for "Development of Composite Photocatalyst Materials that are Highly Selective for Solar Hydrogen Production and their Evaluation in Z-Scheme Reactor Designs."