International Collaboration for Developing New Clean and Renewable Energy Systems

This three year project is lead by Dr. Freund and involves two co-investigators from the University of Manitoba (Dr. Thomson and Dr. Hegmann) as well as members of Caltech’s  Powering the Planet Center for Chemical Innovation (Lewis, Gray and Brunschwig).  The goal is to address current technological hurtles for the creation of an artificial photosynthetic system that is both efficient and cost effective.  Funding comes from the Province of Manitoba’s Science and Technology International Collaboration Fund and supports three graduate students and two postdoctoral scholars at the University of Manitoba.  Matching funds have been provided by Caltech to fund personnel in their institution.

Clean and Renewable Energy Systems

News Release: Renewable energy program with Caltech

M. McDonald and M. S. Freund*: “A Novel Conducting Polymer-Heteropoly Acid Hybrid Material for Artificial Photosynthetic Membranes” ACS Appl. Mat. & Interfaces DOI: 10.1021/am1010223.

I. Yahyaie, K. McEleney, M. Walter, D. Oliver, D. J. Thomson, M. S. Freund*, N. S. Lewis*:  “Electrical Characterization of Si-Microwires and their Junction with Conducting Polymer Composites” J. Phys. Chem. lett. 2: 675–680 (2011)

S. L. McFarlane, B. A. Day, K. McEleney, M. S. Freund*, N. S. Lewis*: “Designing Electronic/Ionic Conducting Membranes for Artificial Photosynthesis” Energy Environ. Sci., 4: 1700 – 1703 (2011) Cover Article