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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PUBLISHED IN JACS!
July 13, 2021
In collaboration with the Delley and Mayer groups, we report concurrent measurements of interfacial acid/base equilibria and electric fields at SAM-functionalized electrodes using SEIRAS.
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We are located in the Chemistry Department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.