The Stefik group is developing new polymer derived nanomaterials and alternative energy devices. We are interested in bottom-up methods based upon the self-assembly of either polymers, nanoparticles, or mixtures thereof to form materials with nanoscale control. Such high-surface area materials are critical for developing numerous energy applications such as fuel cells, batteries, pseudocapacitors, photovoltaics, and solar fuels.
Our focus on bottom-up methods make our discoveries easily deployable to industry for a significant and real impact.
You can find out more about our particular research methods and interests. We have a history of developing new nanomaterials and nanoscale energy devices – you can check out all of our latest publications.