Our core areas of research focus on the following:

  • Polymer electrolyte fuel cells for transportation and portable power
  • Acoustic sensor technologies for enhanced fossil energy utilization
  • Weapons aging, weapons safety
  • Synthesis of actinide materials to understand bonding and reactivity
  • Polymer membranes for greenhouse gas separations and carbon sequestration
  • Electrochemical-based gas/vapor sensors

Our research forms a basis for new developments in device technology and practical application of materials. We have significant expertise in the design and incorporation of new materials into devices for a variety of applications driven by our missions. Much of our work also involves interactions with industrial sponsors and partners.

Key Capabilities

  • Electrochemistry and electrocatalysis
  • Fuel Cell components, design, fabrication, testing and modeling
  • Fuel Cell Technology for Transportation
  • Design and synthesis of materials for hydrogen storage
  • Polymer synthesis of membranes for fuel cell applications
  • Acoustic interrogation of materials and acoustic manipulation of particles
  • Materials development in support of stockpile stewardship and safety
  • Molecular synthesis and actinide chemistry
  • Advanced polymer membrane deposition and characterization for gas separations
  • Chemical vapor deposition of two-dimensional materials, such as graphene oxide and transition metal dichalcogenides
  • Innovative gas sensor development
  • Proof-of-concept device development