Advanced Materials for Energy-Water Systems (AMEWS)


Director

Seth Darling


Lead Institution

Argonne National Laboratory


Class

2018-2022


Mission

To understand and design water-solid interfaces to enable future advances in materials for efficient water treatment.


Research Topics

catalysis (heterogeneous), electrocatalysis, defects, charge transport, sensors, separations, membranes, water, mesoscale science, materials and chemistry by design, mesostructured materials, synthesis (novel systems), synthesis (self-assembly)


Systems Studied

Systems: semiconductor, oxide, polymer, molecules, electrolytes, porous

Interfaces: organic/inorganic, inorganic/inorganic, liquid/solid, solid/solid

Nanostructured: 2D, 3D


Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, surface science, ultrafast science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling, machine learning


Partner Institutions

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Chicago 
 

BES Staff Contact

James Rustad, Philip Wilk