Conductive N- and P-type Polymers"
Investigating new ionic, polymeric, and Lewis acidic dopants that increase conductive polymer conductivity and stability while retaining ease of processing.
Clean Hydrogen Generation
Hydrogen will play a critical role in the transition away from fossil fuels. There are several challenges that need to be addressed before it can be used at scale, including its cost-effective production. The Entropy for Energy Laboratory employs state-of-the-art data-driven methods to design promising new hydrogen-generating materials.
Rapid, Exothermic Phase Transformations in Reactive Materials
Investigating exothermic reactions in a variety of layered, material systems.
Recycling Waste Heat
The energy powering industrial processes is largely dissipated as waste heat. The Entropy for Energy Laboratory employs state-of-the-art data-driven methods to design materials that can harness and reutilize that energy and improve these systems’ overall efficiencies.
Large Area, Photochromic, Polymer Matrix Nanocomposites
Exploring new and complicated nanoparticulate structures displaying photochromic behavior in fluorocarbon-based polymers for energy-saving applications.
Thermoelectric Polymer Blends
Tuning the energy levels and charge densities in polymer blends to address worldwide energy challenges.
Continued miniaturization of electronics is pushing the boundaries of energy storage devices. The next generation of devices depends on enhanced capacity, lifespan, weight, and safety. The Entropy for Energy Laboratory employs state-of-the-art data-driven methods to explore new chemistries addressing these challenges.
Organic Energy-Storage Composites
Molecular design and nanostructure approaches to maximizing polymer capacitor energy density by optimizing relative permittivity and dielectric breakdown strength