Research

The Clean Energy for Green Industry (Clean Green) IGERT at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is designed to train U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers for leadership roles in the clean energy sector--university-industry-government. Emphasis is placed on economic expansion through transformational research, new business, highly trained workforce development, equity and inclusion. The research focus is on: energy harvesting, energy storage, and energy conservation.

Participating faculty research outlines (PDF):

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Technology

Publications

Prof. Dunn, Prof. Kaner, and Prof. Yang joint collaboration

J.K. Wassei, V.C. Tung, S.J. Jonas, K. Cha, B.S. Dunn, Y. Yang, and R.B. Kaner, "Stenciling Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes, and Fullerenes Using Elastomeric Lift-Off Membranes", Adv. Mater., Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 897-901. (2010)

Prof. Dunn and Prof. Kim joint collaboration

F. Chamran, H.-S. Min, B. Dunn, and C.-J. Kim, "Zinc-Air Microbattery with Electrode Array of Zinc Microposts", IEEE Conf. MEMS, Kobe, Japan, pp. 871-874 (2007, Jan).

F. Chamran, Y. Yeh, H.-S. Min, B. Dunn, and C.-J. Kim, "Fabrication of High-Aspect-Ratio Electrode Arrays for Three-Dimensional Microbatteries", J. Microelectromechanical Systems, 16, 844 (2007)

J-A. Paik, S-K. Fan, H. Chang, C-J. Kim, M.C. Wu and B. Dunn, "Development of Spin Coated Mesoporous Oxide Films for MEMS Structures", J. Electroceramics, 13, 423 (2004).

Prof. Dunn and Prof. Tolbert joint collaboration

V. Augustyn, J. Come, M.A. Lowe, J.W. Kim, P.L. Taberna, S.H. Tolbert, H.D. Abruna, P. Simon, and B. Dunn. "High-rate electrochemical energy storage through Li+ intercalation pseudocapacitance", Nat Mater, DOI: 10.1038/nmat3601 (2013).

I.E. Rauda, V. Augustyn, B. Dunn, and S.H. Tolbert, "Enhancing Pseudocapacitive Charge Storage in Polymer Templated Mesoporous Materials", Accounts of Chemical Research, DOI: 10.1021/ar300167h (2013).

A. Kavner, M.M. Armentrout, E.S.G. Rainey, M. Xie, B.E. Weaver, S.H. Tolbert, and R.B. Kaner, "Thermoelastic properties of ReB2 at high pressures and temperatures and comparison with Pt, Os, and Re", Journal of Applied Physics, 110, 093518 (2011).

T. Brezesinski, J. Wang, S. H. Tolbert and B. Dunn, "Ordered Mesoporous α-MoO3 with Iso-Oriented Nanocrystalline Walls for Thin Film Pseudocapacitors", Nature Materials, (DOI: 10.1038/NMAT2612) (January, 2010)

T. Brezesinski, J. Wang, J. Polleux, B. Dunn, and S. H. Tolbert, Templated Nanocrystal-Based Porous TiO2 Films for Next Generation Electrochemical Capacitors, J. Amer Chem. Soc., 131, 1802 (2009)

Prof. Dunn, Prof. Wang, and Prof. Yang joint collaboration

J. C. Zhou, X. Wang, M. Xue, Z. Xu, J. Lau, T. Hamasake, Y. Yang, K. Wang and B. Dunn, "Characterization of Gold Nanoparticle Binding to Microtubule Filaments", Journal of Materials Science and Engineering C, 30, 20 (2010)

Prof. Hoek and Prof. Kaner joint collaboration

Y. Liao, D.G. Yu, X. Wang, W. Chain, X.G. Li, E.M.V. Hoek, and R.B. Kaner, "Carbon nanotube-templated polyaniline nanofibers: synthesis, flash welding and ultrafiltration membranes", Nanoscale, 5, 3856-3862 (2013).

Prof. Kaner and Prof. Tolbert joint collaboration

R. Mohammadi, M. Xie, A.T. Lech, C.L. Turner, A. Kavner, S.H. Tolbert, and R.B. Kaner, "Toward Inexpensive Superhard Materials: Tungsten Tetraboride-Based Solid Solutions", J. Amer Chem. Soc., 134 (51), 20660-20668 (2012).

M. Weinberger, J.B. Levine, H.-Y. Chung, R.W. Cumberland, H. Rasool, J.M. Yang, R.B. Kaner and S. Tolbert, "Incompressibility and Hardness of Solid Solution Transition Metal Diborides: Ru1-xOsxB2", Chem. Mater., 21, 1915 (2009).

J.B. Levine, S.H. Tolbert and R.B. Kaner, "Advancements in the search for superhard, ultra-incompressible metal borides", Adv. Funct. Mater., 19, 3519 (2009).

Prof. Kaner and Prof. Wang joint collaboration

K. Kalantar-zadeh, J. Tang, M.-S. Wang, K.L. Wang, A. Shailos, K. Galatsis, R. Kojima, V. Strong, A. Lech and R.B. Kaner, "Synthesis of nanometre-thick MoO3 sheets", Nanoscale, 2, 429-433 (2010).

Prof. Kaner, Prof. Wang, and Prof. Yang joint collaboration

M.J. Allen, M.S. Wang, S.A.V. Jannuzzi, Y. Yang, K.L. Wang and R.B. Kaner, "Chemically induced folding of single and bilayer graphene", Chem. Commun., 6285 (2009).

Prof. Kaner and Prof. Yang joint collaboration

M.J. Allen, V.C. Tung, Y. Yang and R.B. Kaner, "High-throughput solution processing of large-scale graphene", Nature Nanotech., 4, 25 (2009).

J. Fowler, M.J. Allen, V.C. Tung, Y. Yang, R.B. Kaner and B.H. Weiller, "Practical chemical sensors from chemically derived graphene" ACS Nano, 3, 301 (2009).

V.C. Tung, L.-M. Chen, M.J. Allen, J.K. Wassei, K. Nelson, R.B. Kaner, and Y. Yang, "Low-temperature solution processing of graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid materials for high-performance transparent conductors", Nano Letters, 9, 1949 (2009).

M.J. Allen, V.C. Tung, L. Gomez, Z. Xu, L.M. Chen, G. Yang, C. Zhou, R.B. Kaner and Y. Yang, "Soft transfer printing of chemically converted graphene", Adv. Mater., 21, 2098 (2009).

Prof. Pilon and Prof. Tolbert joint collaboration

J. Fang, C.B. Kang, Y. Huang, S.H. Tolbert, and L. Pilon, "Thermal Conductivity of Ordered Mesoporous Nanocrystalline Silicon Thin Films Made from Magnesium Reduction of Polymer-Templated Silica", J. Phys. Chem. C, 116 (23), 12926-12933 (2012).

J. Fang, C. Reitz, T. Brezesinski, E.J. Nemanick, C.B. Kang, S.H. Tolbert, and L. Pilon, "Thermal Conductivity of Highly-Ordered Mesoporous Titania Thin Films from 30 to 320 K", J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 pp. 14606-14614 (2011).

N. Hutchinson, T. Coquil, E. Richman, S. Tolbert, and L. Pilon, "Reflectance of Surfactant-Templated Mesoporous Silica Thin Films: Simulations Versus Experiments", Thin Solid Films, Vol. 518, pp. 2134-2140, (2010).

T. Coquil, E. Richman, N. Hutchinson, S. Tolbert, and L. Pilon, "Thermal Conductivity of Cubic and Hexagonal Mesoporous Silica Thin Films", Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 106, no.3, 034910. Selected to appear in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, Vol. 20, no.8, August 24, (2009).

Prof. Tolbert, Prof. Wang, and Prof. Yang joint collaboration

A.J. Hong, J. Kim, K. Kim, Y. Wang, F. Xiu, J. Jeon, J. Park, I. Rauda, L.M. Chen, Y. Yang, S.H. Tolbert, J. Zou, and K.L. Wang, "Cr Metal Thin Film Memory", Journal of Applied Physics, 110, 054504 (2011).