Weber Research Group

The Weber group explores electrochemical-based energy-conversion materials and assemblies across various technological platforms and applications. We conduct fundamental research on applied problems, with work focused mainly on exploration of transport phenomena. We comprise a multidisciplinary team of electrochemists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, theorists, and material scientists, including undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars. We work extensively with industry, academia, and national laboratories, including being key partners within the Fuel-Cell Performance and Durability (FC-PAD) consortium, the HydroGen – Advanced Water Splitting Materials EMN, and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP). Most of our laboratories and offices are located in Building 70 or within JCAP.

Jiangjin Liu's paper: "Ionomer Optimization for Hydroxide-Exchange-Membrane Water Electrolyzers Operated with Distilled Water: A Modeling Study" has been published and is available to read here.
Priyam's poster, "Integrating Selectivity Measures and Property Correlations for Cation Uptake in Ionomers," won the poster session at the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry: Polymers for Fuel Cells, Energy Storage, and Conversion conference this week. Congratulations Priyam 🎉
Julie Fornaciari and her former undergraduate researcher, Samay Garg's paper: "Performance and Durability of Proton Exchange Membrane Vapor-Fed Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cells," was recently accepted for publication! Congrats Julie and Samay! Read the paper here: doi.org/10.1149/1945-7111/ac6c51