The central theme of the Ardo Group's research program is to understand and control reaction mechanisms at interfaces, with the goal of maximizing energy-conversion efficiency for realistic applications, including solar fuels devices, photovoltaics, solar seawater desalination, redox flow batteries, and fuel cells.
4/18/2014: Jeff Che joins joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Jeff!
4/1/2014: David is awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations, David!
3/31/2014: Shane delivers his first undergraduate lecture for the Majors/Honors Quantitative Analytical General Chemistry Laboratory course
3/14/2014: Shane was interviewed by the Department of Energy about his experience as a DOEEERE Postdoctoral Research Awardee.
3/10/2014: Victor's abstract is accepted for a presentation at the 2014 ACS Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Congratulations, Victor!
2/7/2014: Ron Reiter joins joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Ron!
2/4/2014: Tabitha Miller joins joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Tabitha!
1/15/2014: David Fabian joins Team Ardo. Welcome, David!
12/18/2013: The upgrade to the LSF's nanosecond transient absorption and photoluminescence system is complete, tested, and ready for action! Thank you, Dima and Hsiang-Yun, for your tireless efforts.
12/11/2013: Victor Macedonio joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Victor!
12/11/2013: Claudia Ramirez joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Claudia!
11/22/2013: Team Ardo makes dye-sensitized solar cells using blackberry dyes with students from Sierra Middle School through the LEAPS program at UCI. Thank you, Hsiang-Yun, Bill, Shane, and Millie!
10/25/2013: Bill Gaieck joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Bill!
10/16/2013: Team Ardo welcomes its youngest member, Ryan Nicholas Ardo, into the world. He's Shane's favorite.
10/6/2013: Team Ardo makes dye-sensitized solar cells using blackberry dyes with attendees at the 2013 DOE Solar Decathlon. Thank you, Hsiang-Yun, Chris, and Shane!
9/26/2013: Shane delivers his first lecture for the graduate-level Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics course
9/15/2013: The Ardo Group is now officially at UCI!
7/1/2013: Dr. Hsiang-Yun Chen officially joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Hsiang-Yun!
4/25/2013: The Ardo Group exists! Chris Sanborn joins Team Ardo. Welcome, Chris!