THE NICHOLS LAB
Electrocatalysis • Bio-inspired Design • Mechanisms • Spectroscopy
Our interests lie in preparing and interrogating molecular and interfacial electrocatalysts for sustainable energy applications. We draw conceptual inspiration from enzyme active sites to target design of efficient, selective, and tunable catalysts. We use cyclic voltammetry, spectroelectrochemistry, time-resolved FT-IR spectroscopy, and SEIRA spectroscopy to gain a deeper understanding of relevant governing parameters and mechanisms.
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HIGH SCHOOL OUTREACH WITH
May 13, 2021
We are excited to have held the group’s first outreach activity virtually via Zoom. We introduced students in grades 10-12 to Artificial Photosynthesis and electrocatalysis through a short lecture, lab tour, two lab demonstrations, and a Q&A session. Thanks to Sasha, Kaeden, Rida, and Jiayao for running the show!
We are located in the Chemistry Department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.