Projects

Below find a list of our current Mines/NREL Nexus projects and investigators.

  • Protonic Ceramic Membrane Reactors for CO2 Reduction to Fuels.
    PI: Ryan O’Hayre; Sponsor: NREL
  • Oxide Electronic Devices for Extreme Operating Environments.
    PI: Vladan Stevanovic; Sponsor: NREL
  • AI Institute: Fusing Science and Data for Autonomous Chemical Design and Manufacturing.
    PI: Vladan Stevanovic; Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Epitaxial growth of III-V solar cells on silicon substrates.
    PI: Jeramy Zimmerman; Sponsor: NREL
  • Durable Fuel Cell MEA through Immobilization of Catalyst Particle and Membrane Chemical Stabilizer.
    PI: Andrew Herring; Sponsor: General Motors Corporation
  • Water and Nutrient Recycling: A Decision Tool and Synergistic Innovative Technology.
    PI: Andrew Herring; Sponsor: NSF
  • Investigations of Anion Exchange Polymer Interfacial Interactions.
    PI: Andrew Herring; Sponsor: ARO
  • INFEWS/T3: Critical Nutrient Recovery and Reuse: N & P Recycling from Wastewaters as Struvite Fertilizer.
    PI: Andrew Herring; Sponsor: NSF
  • Characterization in Support of Anion Exchange Membrane Development.
    PI: Andrew Herring; Sponsor: NREL
  • Production of Pipeline Grade Renewable Natural Gas and Value-Added Chemicals from Forest Biomass Residues.
    PI: Carolyn Koh; Sponsor: West Biofuels
  • Diffusion of guests, dopants, and impurity atoms through open cage allotropes of Si and related structures.
    PI: Carolyn Koh; Sponsor: NSF
  • Quantum Computing for Clean Energy Systems.
    PI: Eliot Kapit; Sponsor: NREL
  • Thin III-V Solar Cells.
    PI: Eric Toberer; Sponsor: NREL
  • Nanomanufacturing of Nanophononic Devices: Ultra-High ZT Thermoelectrics for Efficient Conversion of Waste Heat.
    PI: Eric Toberer; Sponsor: CU Boulder
  • High temperature, high throughput thermoelectric material discovery.
    PI: Eric Toberer; Sponsor: DOE
  • Ground- and Excited-state Charge Transfer at Interfaces Between Perovskite-based Semiconductors and Other Low-Dimensional Semiconductors.
    PI: Jeramy Zimmerman; Sponsor: NREL
  • Expitaxial Growth of III-V Solar Cells on Silicon Substrates.
    PI: Jeramy Zimmerman; Sponsor: NREL
  • Cost effective iii-v/si integration enabled by thin-film vapor-liquid-solid growth.
    PI: Jeramy Zimmerman; Sponsor: NREL
  • Atom probe tomography of commercially relevant OLED structures.
    PI: Jeramy Zimmerman; Sponsor: UDC, Inc.
  • Understanding and Controlling Aggregation Processes in Organic Light Emitting Diode Materials.
    PI: Jeramy Zimmerman; Sponsor: DOE
  • Magnetoresistance Effects in Correlated Triplet Pair Systems.
    PI: Meenakshi Singh; Sponsor: NREL
  • Thermoelectric Effects in Superconductor-Ferromagnet Hybrids.
    PI: Meenakshi Singh; Sponsor: NSF
  • Removal of Non-Hydrocarbon Natural Gas Impurities over Gas Hydrate Membranes.
    PI: Moises Carreon; Sponsor: NSF
  • Accelerated Discovery of Solar Thermochemical Hydrogen Production Materials via High-Throughput Computational and Experimental Methods.
    PI: Ryan O’Hayre; Sponsor: DOE
  • 7.2 Electrochemistry: Triple Conducting Oxides for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage.
    PI: Ryan O’Hayre; Sponsor: ARO
  • Metal oxide catalysis for coupling biomass-derived ketones to fuel precursors.
    PI: Ryan Richards; Sponsor: NREL
  • Investigating precision control of local chemical and physical manipulation of 2D material properties.
    PI: Ryan Richards; Sponsor: NREL
  • Calculations of wide band gap semiconductors.
    PI: Vladan Stevanovic; Sponsor: NREL
  • Computational Screening for New p-type Contacts for CdTe.
    PI: Vladan Stevanovic; Sponsor: NREL
  • SusChEM: Air-stable, High-lifetime Bismuth Compounds as Solar Absorbers with Perovskite-like Band Structures.
    PI: Vladan Stevanovic; Sponsor: NREL
  • High temperature, high throughput thermoelectric material discovery.
    PI: Eric Toberer; Sponsor: DOE
  • Understanding the Mechanism of Light and Elevated Temperature Induced Degradation of p-type Silicon Solar Cells.
    PI: Sumit Agarwal; Sponsor: DOE
  • End-to-end Optimization for Battery Materials and Molecules by Combining Graph Neural Networks and Reinforcement Learning.
    PI: Prashun Gorai; Prime Sponsor: DOE, Sponsor: NREL
  • Removal of Non-Hydrocarbon Natural Gas impurities over Gas Hydrate Membranes.
    PI: Moises Carreon; Sponsor: NSF