• Artificial Photosynthesis
  • Photovoltaics
  • Photonics
  • Thermoelectrics
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    Nanowires are promising building blocks for artificial photosynthesis.

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    Nanowires enable novel solar cell geometries for improved performance.

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    The nanowire geometry is intriguing for miniaturized optics and photonics.

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    Nanowires can inhibit heat transport for next-generation thermoelectrics.

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November 2016

highlycited2016Peidong retains his status as a Thomson Reuters "Highly Cited Researcher" for the year of 2016. In addition, he has been shortlisted as a Finalist for the 2016 World Technology Awards!

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Our work on artificial photosynthesis is featured, among other groups, in C&EN's recent cover story, Will the Artificial Leaf Sprout to Combat Climate Change?

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Zhiqiang and Nigel's recent paper is featured by Nature Energy, in Electrocatalysis: Understanding Platinum Migration. Excerpt: "This work is an elegant illustration of the degree of control that synthetic chemists can now achieve when making the next generation of electrocatalytic nanocrystals."

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October 2016

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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.

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September 2016

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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."

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Kelsey's work on self-photosensitized photosynthetic bacteria for artificial photosynthesis is featured on the microbiology podcast BacterioFiles.

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Peidong Yang Group

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...

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Positions Available

We are always looking for motivated, creative, and intelligent new graduate students! In addition, 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 p_yang@berkeley.edu.