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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: High-Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells Using Nanoscale Light Management
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: Photo-Electrochemically Rechargeable Zinc-Air Batteries
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: High-Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells Using Nanoscale Light Management
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: Designing Metal Catalysts for Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 and CO to Fuels and Chemicals
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: Novel Inorganic-Organic Perovskites for Solution Processable Photovoltaics
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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