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.

Kiko is a first year PhD student in the Chemical Engineering Department at UC Berkeley, co-advised by Alex Bell, and will be working on theory and modeling related to electrochemical energy technologies. Welcome to the team, Kiko!! 
The paper, "Establishing the Role of Operating Potential and Mass Transfer in Multicarbon Product Generation for Photoelectrochemical CO2 Reduction Cells Using a Cu Catalyst," can be found here.  
Congrats to Julie Fornaciari for winning the San Francisco Section Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award. The award was established in 1994 to assist a deserving student in Northern California in pursuing a career in the physical sciences or engineering.