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Investigators in Exploratory Research
Larry Baxter Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University
Secondary Affiliation: Associate Director, Advanced Combustion Engineering Research Center (ACERC), Brigham Young University
Area of Study: Sustainable Energy and Thermal Processing of Low-Grade Fuels
GCEP Project: Exploratory Project - A Collaborative Research Effort on Integration of Coal Energy Conversion with Aquifer-Based Carbon Sequestration (Brigham Young University)
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Shawn Benner Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Geosciences, Boise State University
GCEP Project: Exploratory Project - Increasing Carbon Storage Within Soils by Controlling Key Microbial Respiration Processes
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Biondo Biondi Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Geophysics, Stanford University
GCEP Project: Exploratory Project - Continuous Passive-Seismic Monitoring of CO2 Geologic Sequestration Projects
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Dennis K Bird Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
GCEP Projects: Reactivity of CO2 in the Subsurface
Exploratory Project - Geological Sequestration of CO2 – An Exploratory Study of the Mechanisms and Kinetics of CO2 Reaction with Mg-Silicates
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Gordon Brown Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
GCEP Projects: Reactivity of CO2 in the Subsurface
Exploratory Project - Geological Sequestration of CO2 – An Exploratory Study of the Mechanisms and Kinetics of CO2 Reaction with Mg-Silicates
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Mark Cappelli Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Mechanical Engineering - Thermosciences, Stanford University
Area of Study: Plasma Spectroscopy, Plasma Propulsion, Plasma and Combustion Synthesis of Materials
GCEP Projects: Exploratory Project - Plasma Activated Fuel Cells
Exploratory Project - Advanced Thermionic Energy Converters
Exploratory Project - Fundamental Studies of Plasma Air Separation
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Bruce Clemens Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Secondary Affiliation: Applied Physics, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory
Area of Study: Structure and Reaction Kinetics in Nanostructured Materials
GCEP Projects: C-H Bonds in Carbon Nanotubes as an Energy Carrier
Nanomaterials Engineering for Hydrogen Storage
Exploratory Project - Next Generation High-Efficiency Low-Cost Thin Film Photovoltaics
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Yi Cui Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: Nanowires and Nanocrystals for Energy Science, Nanoelectornics and Biosensing
GCEP Projects: Safe, Inexpensive, and Very High Power Batteries For Use To Reduce Short Term Transients on the Electric Grid
Nanostructured Materials for High-Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells
Battery Electrodes with Nanowire Architectures
Exploratory Project - Nanowire-Nanocrystal Multiexciton Solar Cells
Exploratory Project - Spectroscopic Characterization of Multi-Exciton Generation Efficiency in Nano-Structured Materials
Exploratory Project - Manufacturable Nanostructured Solar Cells with Efficient Light Trapping and Charge Carrier Collection
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Hongjie Dai Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Chemistry, Stanford University
GCEP Projects: Exploratory Project - Ultra-Fast Rechargeable Nickel/Zinc Batteries
C-H Bonds in Carbon Nanotubes as an Energy Carrier
Nanomaterials Engineering for Hydrogen Storage
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Chris Edwards Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: Combustion, Engines, Sprays, Energy Systems
GCEP Projects: Exploratory Project - High-Efficiency Engines
The Sootless Diesel: Use of In-Plume Fuel Transformation to Enable Hight-Load, High-Efficiency, Clean Combustion
An Extreme Compression Approach to Low-Irreversibility Piston Engines
Low Exergy Loss Chemical Engines
Development of Low-Irreversibility Engines
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Shanhui Fan Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
GCEP Projects:

Exploratory Project - Safe Wireless Power Transfer to Moving Vehicles
Ultra-High Efficiency Thermophotovoltaic Solar Cells Using Metallic Photonic Crystals as Intermediate Absorber and Emitter
Nanostructured Metal-Organic Composite Solar Cells
Exploratory Project - Wireless Power Transfer to Moving Vehicles

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Scott Fendorf Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University
Area of Study: Soil and Environmental BioGeochemistry
GCEP Project: Exploratory Project - Increasing Carbon Storage Within Soils by Controlling Key Microbial Respiration Processes

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Kelly Gaffney Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
GCEP Project: Exploratory Project - Spectroscopic Characterization of Multi-Exciton Generation Efficiency in Nano-Structured Materials

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David Goldhaber-Gordon Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Physics, Stanford University
Area of Study: Arrangement and flow of electrons in semiconductor nanostructures
GCEP Project: Exploratory Project - Nanotube Networks as Transparent Electrodes for Solar Cells
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Turgut Gur Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Secondary Affiliation: Center on Nanstructuring for Efficient Energy Conversion
GCEP Project: Exploratory Project - Carbon-ion Conducting Thin Film Membranes Towards Efficient CO2 Separation
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Sossina M. Haile Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
GCEP Project: Nanoscale Architectural Engineering for High Performance Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Exploratory Project - Towards Architecturally Engineered, Ultra-High Performance Solid Oxide Fuel Cells by Scalable Manufacturing Methods
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Robert Huggins Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
GCEP Projects: Safe, Inexpensive, and Very High Power Batteries For Use To Reduce Short Term Transients on the Electric Grid
Exploratory Project - High Voltage Alloys for Lithium Battery Cathodes
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Harold Hwang Email | Lab
Department Affiliation: Applied Physics - Stanford University, Photon Science - SLAC
GCEP Projects: Exploratory Project - Solar Water-Splitting Catalysis
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Thomas Jaramillo Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
GCEP Projects: Nature-Inspired Solid-State Electrocatalysts: The Oxidation of Water and the Reduction of CO2 to Fuels
Exploratory Project - Nanostructured MoS2 and WS2 for the Solar Production of Hydrogen
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Matthew Kanan Email | Lab
Department Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Area of Study: Organic, Inorganic
GCEP Projects: Exploratory Project - Electrochemical Dinitrogen Fixation
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Peter Kitanidis Email | Lab
Department Affiliation: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology
GCEP Projects: Exploratory Project - Real-Time Monitoring at CO2 Sequestration Sites: Fast Data Assimilation and Risk Evaluation
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Kate Maher Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Department of Geological and Environmental Science, Stanford University
GCEP Projects: Reactivity of CO2 in the Subsurface
Exploratory Project - Geological Sequestration of CO2 – An Exploratory Study of the Mechanisms and Kinetics of CO2 Reaction with Mg-Silicates
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Wendy Mao Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
GCEP Project: Exploratory Project - Geological Sequestration of CO2 – An Exploratory Study of the Mechanisms and Kinetics of CO2 Reaction with Mg-Silicates
Exploratory Project - High Capacity Molecular Hydrogen Storage in Novel Crystalline Solids

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Michael D. McGehee Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: Electrical and Optical Properties of Organic Semiconductors.
GCEP Projects: Advanced Electron Transport Materials for Application in Organic Photovoltaics (OPV)
Advanced Materials and Devices for Low-Cost and High-Performance Organic Photovoltaic Cells
Inorganic Nanocomposite Solar Cells by ALD
Ordered Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaic Cells
Exploratory Project - Nanotube Networks as Transparent Electrodes for Solar Cells
Exploratory Project - Spectroscopic Characterization of Multi-Exciton Generation Efficiency in Nano-Structured Materials
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Paul McIntyre Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Secondary Affiliation: Deputy Director, Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Stanford University
Area of Study: Nano-Structured Materials for Electronic and Electrochemical Eevices
GCEP Projects: Metal Oxide Nanotubes and Photo-Excitation Effects: New Approaches for Low-to-Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Exploratory Project - Multijunction Nanowire Solar Cells for Inexpensive and Highly Efficient Photoelectricity: Enabling Methods

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Nick Melosh Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Secondary Affiliation: Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Stanford University
GCEP Project: Photon Enhanced Thermionic Emission (PETE) for Solar Concentrator Systems
Exploratory Project - Solid-state Photon Enhanced Thermionic Emission for Solar Energy Conversion
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Reginald E. Mitchell Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Mechanical Engineering - Thermosciences, Stanford University
Area of Study: Coal and Biomass Combustion and Gasification; Pollutant Formation during Combustion
GCEP Projects: Coal Energy Conversion with Aquifer-Based Carbon Sequestration
Exploratory Project - A Collaborative Research Effort on Integration of Coal Energy
Coal and Biomass Char Reactivity
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Fritz Prinz Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Secondary Affiliation: Materials Sciences and Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: Fuel Cells and Bio-sensing
GCEP Projects: Battery Electrodes with Nanowire Architectures
Photosynthetic Bioelectricity
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Ceramic Materials for Fuel Cells
Exploratory Project - Feasibility of a Novel Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversion Device
Micro- and Nano-Scale Electrochemistry Applied to Fuel Cells
Monitoring Bioconversion Processes
Exploratory Project - Carbon-ion Conducting Thin Film Membranes Towards Efficient CO2 Separation

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Alberto Salleo Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: GCEP Exploratory Effort: Nanostructured ZnO as a Solution-Processable Transparent Electrode Material for Low Cost Photovoltaics
GCEP Projects: Upconverting Electrodes for Improved Solar Energy Conversion
Nanostructured Materials for High-Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells
Exploratory Project - Nanostructured ZnO as a Solution-Processable Transparent Electrode Material for Low Cost Photovoltaics
Exploratory Project - Next Generation High-Efficiency Low-Cost Thin Film Photovoltaics
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Olav Solgaard Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Secondary Affiliation: Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory
Area of Study: Optical MEMS, Photonic Crystals, Atomic Force Microscopy, and solar energy conversion
GCEP Project: Exploratory Project - Axially Graded Index Lens (AGILE) as a Non-tracking Solar Concentrator
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James Swartz Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
GCEP Projects: Efficient, Highly Productive Hydrogen Production from Glucose
Direct Solar Biohydrogen
Biohydrogen Generation
Exploratory Project - Efficient Cell-Free Hydrogen Production from Glucose
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Dale Tree Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University
Secondary Affiliation: http://www-acerc.byu.edu/Personnel/Tree.html
Area of Study: Oxyfuel, Diesel, Coal, Biomass
GCEP Project: Exploratory Project - A Collaborative Research Effort on Integration of Coal Energy Conversion with Aquifer-Based Carbon Sequestration (Brigham Young University)
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Jennifer Wilcox Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University
GCEP Project: Carbon-based Sorbents for Selective CO2 Capture
Exploratory Project - CO2 Capture Using Carbon-based Sorbents

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Dmitry Yandulov Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
GCEP Project: Exploratory Project - Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation to Dioxygen in Molecular PdII/IV Coordination Environment
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Richard Zare Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
GCEP Project: Exploratory Project - Development of an Immobilized Enzyme System for Lignocellulosic Biomass Saccharification
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