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MER Lab focuses on the design, engineering, research, development and characterization of materials for electrochemical applications in sustainable energy generation and environmental protection. Our focus is on understanding electron transfer processes using spectroscopic techniques (including synchrotron-based techniques), and applying that knowledge to solve interdisciplinary materials and engineering problems. Electrochemistry and spectroscopy can be used to obtain complementary information; electrochemistry assesses the nature and kinetics of an electron transfer reaction and spectroscopy, often used simultaneously with electrochemistry in our research, provides chemical and molecular information of the same reaction. Our research is primarily in the area of materials for energy.
Our group conducts research on various topics including:
Professor Dev Chidambaram
Ormat Technologies Scholar of Materials and Interfaces
Director - MER Laboratory
Director - Nevada Institute for Sustainability
Graduate Program Director - Materials Science and Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering (CME) Department
LMR 472, MS 0388
University of Nevada Reno
Reno, NV 89557-0388
Channel 4 (NBC) News 10-21-2012
Time lapse video for formation of corrosion protective molybdate coating (blue) on aerospace aluminum alloy AA2024-T6 in less than 8 minutes.
MER lab research on aircraft coatings featured on NBC daily news Oct 21, 2012.
MER lab research on aircraft coatings featured on Fox News website Oct 19, 2012.
3 Presentations at the Electrochemical Society Meeting, Hawaii, Fall 2012.
Kimberley defends her Masters Thesis - Congratulations!
3 new PhD student join MER Lab.
Jason defends his Doctoral dissertation- Dr.Jason!
John defends his Masters Thesis - Master John!
3 MS and 1 PhD student of Dr. Chidambaram participate in the 2012 Spring Graduation ceremony
7 Presentations at the Electrochemical Society Meeting, Seattle, Spring 2012.