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Faculty Profile

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Name: Alexander G. Agrios
Title: Assistant Professor
Affiliation: Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
E-Mail: agrios@engr.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://agrios.engr.uconn.edu
Program/Department Website: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/cee/people/facultymembers/15-research/36-alex.html
Office Telephone: (860) 486-1350

Keywords | Categories: Center for Clean Energy Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, combined PV/thermal solar collectors, energy and environmental applications of nanotechnology, photocatalytic pollutant remediation, photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion

Professional Summary

Transparent Conducting Aerogels: A transparent conducting oxide material (antimony-doped tin oxide) fabricated in the aerogel morphology, which is a high-surface area, high-porosity, highly networked structure. The aerogels can be conformally coated with other materials by atomic layer deposition providing both a more rigid structure and one with intended interface properties.

Molecularly Tethered Nanocatalysts: Platinum nanoparticles (< 2 nm) are chemically attached to a semiconductor surface via a bifunctional molecule capable of binding to both the semiconductor and the metal while providing electronic coupling between the two.

Applications for these technologies include photovoltaics, solar fuels, sensing, and displays.