Center for Soft PhotoElectroChemical Systems (SPECS)



Erin Ratcliff

Lead Institution

University of Arizona




To understand the factors controlling charge and matter transport processes in inexpensive, scalable, and durable π-conjugated polymer (plastic) materials, and to explore the factors across spatiotemporal scales that underpin emerging energy conversion technologies to influence the formation of fuels, such as H2, from sunlight and develop new approaches to energy storage.

Partner Institutions

  • Univ of Arizona
  • NREL
  • Univ of Colorado - Boulder
  • Emory
  • Univ of Kentucky
  • Georgia Tech
  • Purdue
  • Stanford

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