Batteries for Grid Storage

The primary research focus of the SET Lab is the development of inexpensive energy storage to enable more renewables like wind and solar to be deployed across the world. To do this, we study aqueous organic flow battery electrolytes that can be easily synthesized from common precursors. 

Sustainable Electrosynthesis

We also use electrochemistry to explore ways of implementing the principles of green chemistry to improve the efficiency and sustainability of chemical processes. Primarily, we look for ways of electrochemically converting CO2 to value added products. 

Electrochemical Sensors

To accelerate other research projects we develop electrochemical sensors that can be used to monitor chemical reactions and flow battery electrolytes in real time. We also use some of this expertise to help develop sensors for specific applications such as glucose monitoring for diabetes management.