Dismukes NSF Grant Award

The National Science Foundation awarded a 3 year grants to a new Energy project under the direction of Waksman Principal Investor, G. Charles Dismukes. The project aims is to increase stability and efficiency while reducing cost of new solar fuels cell devices that convert and store the energy in sunlight as fuels (hydrogen and hydrocarbons) from renewable feedstocks (water and carbon dioxide). The project titled “Solar Hydrogen Fuel: Tunable Semiconductor/Catalyst Interfaces for Efficient Solar WaterSplitting” was funded through the NSF Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) which supports innovative research and education in the fields of chemical engineering, biotechnology, bioengineering, and environmental engineering, and in areas that involve the transformation and/or transport of matter and energy by chemical, thermal, or mechanical means. This award starts September 1, 2014 and ends August 31, 2017.