Laboratory for Surface Modification

  • Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Material Science and Engineering, Center for Advanced Solid State Ionics, Advanced Power Prototype Laboratories and Energy Storage Research.
    Email: gamatucc@rci.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-932-0921
    Detailed Profile: http://mse.rutgers.edu/fac/glenn-amatucci
    Research Areas: Energy Storage
    Energy Research Focus: Research, development and advancement of new energy storage device chemistries enabled by advancements in materials science.
  • Title: Associate Professor
    Department / Research Program: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology & Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
    Email: tasefa@rci.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-2970
    Detailed Profile: http://rutchem.rutgers.edu/asefa_teddy
    Research Areas: Catalysis, nanomaterials synthesis, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, water splitting and hydrogen production, fuel cells, solar PV.
    Energy Research Focus: Development of novel, sustainable nanomaterials that allow the production of ‘clean’ and renewable energy (such as hydrogen) from sustainable sources (such as water). Development of new synthetic methods for various novel multifunctional nanomaterials for catalysis, electrocatalysis, and photocatalysis and investigation of their properties. Synthesis of novel nanostructured and nanoporous semiconductor thin films for solar cells.
  • Title: Professor and Corning Saint-Gobain Malcolm G. McLaren Chair
    Department / Research Program: Materials Science and Engineering
    Email: dunbar.birnie@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-5605
    Detailed Profile: http://mse.rutgers.edu/dunbar_p_birnie_iii
    Research Areas: Photovoltaic devices, Solar power systems, Solar+battery systems for energy resilience, Future electric transportation, Renewable energy storage in vehicle batteries.
    Energy Research Focus: Chemical growth of thin film solar cells to enable low-cost future solar technology. Looking at earth-abundant compositions and environmentally friendly chemistries. Interested in the logistical, social, and technological aspects of our transformation from gasoline to electricity for regular commuter transportation in our densely populated state. This is embodied in the "Solar-2-Vehicle" project that emphasizes work-place solar generation and vehicle plug-in to supply reasonable local commuting on green power. Interested in strategically adding battery capacity to solar array sites to provide energy resiliency in future storm/mishap scenarios. We have focused on solar availability and the relative match in size of battery with the size of the solar array.
  • Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    Email: ed.castner@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-2564
    Detailed Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/people/faculty-bio/132-castner-jr-edward-w
    Research Areas: Light harvesting for charge separation; ionic liquids for energy applications
    Energy Research Focus: Study of light-harvesting molecules for capture of solar energy for stored chemical or electrical energy; design of novel ionic liquids for energy applications such as enhanced battery and supercapacitor materials and solvents for pre-treatment of biomass.
  • Title: Director, IAMDN; Vice President, Physical Science and Engineering Partnerships
    Department / Research Program: Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology (IAMDN)
    Email: L.C.FELDMAN@RUTGERS.EDU
    Phone: 848-445-4524
    Detailed Profile: http://iamdn.rutgers.edu/iamdn-executive-committee/83-feldman-leonard-c
    Research Areas: Electronic Materials, Surface and Interface Science, Condensed Matter Physics; Thin Films, Epitaxy, Materials Science, Nanostructures; Materials Modification and Analysis Using Ion Beams; Organization and administration of academic research; Science education.
    Energy Research Focus: Research into high power, high temperature semiconductor devices for energy conversion and transmission. Semiconductor interface science as applied to photovoltaics and other semiconductor devices
  • Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology; Laboratory for Surface Modification
    Email: egarf@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-2747
    Detailed Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/eric-garfunkel-home
    Research Areas: PV, catalysis, energy storage, solar fuels
    Energy Research Focus: Understanding and controlling surface and interfacial chemistry. Development of new materials and processes for next generation low-cost solar cells, fuel cells, energy storage and catalysts. Low power electronics.
  • Title: Distinguished Professor
    Department / Research Program: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    Email: jingl@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-3758
    Detailed Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/jinglilab
    Research Areas: Energy Conversion and Storage, CO2 Capture, LEDs, Catalysis, Solar PV
    Energy Research Focus: Our recent work focuses largely on the design, synthesis, characterization, modification and understanding the chemistry of new materials with improved and enhanced functionality that are potentially important for clean and renewable energy storage and conversion, including photovoltaics, solid-state lighting, H2/CH4 storage and CO2 capture, catalysis and sensing. http://chem.rutgers.edu/people/faculty-bio/177-li-jing

    Personal Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/people/faculty-bio/177-li-jing

  • Title: Distinguished Professor
    Department / Research Program: Materials Science and Engineering
    Email: riman@rci.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848 445-5036
    Detailed Profile: http://riman.rutgers.edu/
    Research Areas: Green Manufacturing Methods, CO2 Sequestration
    Energy Research Focus: Discovery and development of green manufacturing methods for the production of ceramics in order to provide sustainable solutions to significant technological and environmental problems. Use hydrothermal technology and low temperature solidification methods that utilize CO2 as a reactant to make strong, durable, carbonate cement for infrastructure.