Nanowires are promising building blocks for artificial photosynthesis.
Nanowires enable novel solar cell geometries for improved performance.
The nanowire geometry is intriguing for miniaturized optics and photonics.
Nanowires can inhibit heat transport for next-generation thermoelectrics.
Recent graduate Kelsey Sakimoto receives the Kavli Best Student Thesis 2015-16 Award! Congratulations, Kelsey!
Invited by President Obama's office, Peidong will join the White House Frontier Conference, discussing artificial photosynthesis in the Global Frontier track.
Our group's photosynthetic hybrid semiconductor-bacteria systems are featured by the Future of Life Institute article, "Artificial Photosynthesis: Can We Harness the Energy of the Sun As Well As Plants?" Excerpt: "Peidong Yang has already created a system of artificial photosynthesis that out-produces nature. If he continues to increase the efficiency and durability of his PBS, artificial photosynthesis could revolutionize our energy use and serve as a sustainable model for generations to come."
Kelsey's work on self-photosensitized photosynthetic bacteria for artificial photosynthesis is featured on the microbiology podcast BacterioFiles.
The Global Artificial Photosynthesis Project (Brainchild of Prof. Tom Faunce at Australia National University and several scientists including Peidong) produces its first music CD album: Sustainocene: Beautiful World From Global Artificial Photosynthesis, with a short excerpt from Peidong's talk a couple of years ago.
One-dimensional (1D) nanostructures are of both fundamental and technological interest. They not only exhibit interesting electronic and optical properties intrinsically associated with their low dimensionality and the quantum confinement effect...
We are actively recruiting new PhD students! All first years are welcome to contact any grad student for more information, as well as visit our group meetings on Wednesdays, 2PM in 320 Hildebrand (schedule posted elsewhere on this site).
Additionally, several postdoc positions are available in the following research directions:
-Photosynthetic biohybrid system
-Electrochemical CO2 reduction.
Candidates with interdisciplinary training at the materials and biology interface are encouraged to apply. Applicants, please contact Prof. Peidong Yang directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.