Solar Fuels via Surface Molecular Catalysis

Department of Chemistry, University of New Hampshire

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life -Marcus Aurelius

 UNH Solar Energy Workshop


In collaboration with the UNH Tech Camp, we are organizing a Solar Energy Workshop for students entering grades 9-10. The students will gain hands-on experience in a research lab by working on solar cell and photocatalysis projects. Different photosensitizers, including fruit juices, commercial ruthenium dyes and synthesized quantum dots, will be tested in the dye-sensitized solar cell project. Photocatalysis will be investigated as a promising approach for environmental remediation. Through participating in the workshop, the students will explore how chemistry and nanoscience can contribute to achieving efficient solar energy conversion. Each participant will receive a free DVD “The Power of the Sun” consisting of two educational films on solar energy. This workshop provides excellent opportunities for educating emerging workforce in energy-related fields to increase the national talent pipeline in clean energy, materials and catalysis science.

The workshop is supported by the NSF CAREER Program (Award #CHE-1352437).



      Previous Workshops

2014 Solar Energy Workshop

2015 Solar Energy Workshop

2015 Clinton Middle School Visit

2016 Solar Energy Workshop