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Electrochemical characterization

We prepare polymer electrodes that function as binder- and additive-free electrodes for electrochemical applications. These polymer electrodes are employed as the active electrode for driving chemical and energy conversion technologies.

Electrochemical Synthesis

The electrode materials are designed to achieve a high selectivity for electrochemical organic reactions. The polymers are designed to achieve high selectivity for selected reactions while also achieving high activity through designing electrodes that react volumetrically. First-generation polymers are designed for energy-uphill reductive reactions (reductive amination, reductive dehalogenation, etc.) and future polymers will be employed as the electrode material for oxidative reactions and C-C coupling reactions. Stay tuned for our research progress.


Energy conversion technologies

Our research interests further lie in the design and synthesis of electrode materials for fuel cell and electrolyzer applications. Here we are motivated to design tailor-made electrode materials from earth-abundant elements to create efficient electrodes for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reactions (OER). We employ state-of-the-art electrochemical characterization methods for testing the electrocatalytic activity of the polymers.


ADLF Durán, et al., manuscript submitted (link to preprint version)

Infrastructure and equipment: 
- Electrochemical transistors
- Spectroelectrochemistry (UV-Vis, Raman, FTIR)
- Rotating-Ring-Disk-Electrode (RRDE) 
- Testing of binder- and additive-free electrodes for electrochemical synthesis

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