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Frontiers in Energy Research: Fall 2020
Feature Articles
  • Timothy Goetjen

    Have you ever wondered if the gas used to heat your home or cook your food was destined for greater things? With the increased abundance of domestic natural gas, it is more economically feasible to convert natural gas components to higher value chemicals than to break down imported crude oil.

  • Nicholas Marcella

    Scientists at the Integrated Mesoscale Architecture for Sustainable Catalysis (IMASC) Energy Frontier Research Center have demonstrated that specific environmental conditions drive their so called “dilute alloy” catalyst to restructure, resulting in a surface enriched by the active species.

  • Daniel Robertson

    Right now, you are probably reading this article on a device powered by a Li-ion battery. In the past decade, these energy storage devices have become ubiquitous in daily life.

Research Highlights
  • Sintu Rongpipi

    Multifunctionality in nature is derived from structural heterogeneity. Biological molecules and their assemblies are highly complex in structure and versatile in function.

  • ChoongSze Lee

    Hundreds of feet below Texas Hill Country lies the Edwards Aquifer, which supplies drinking water for nearly two million people in Austin and San Antonio, Texas. The Edwards Aquifer is one of the most unique groundwater systems with water weaving through a series of honeycomb, porous limestones.

  • Malgorzata (Gosia) Chwatko

    Everyone daydreams about the future, about their career, family, or life goals. While dreaming, many of us picture electric cars or reduced reliance on fossil fuels. In some countries, such as France, these goals are already being realized.

  • Cora Went

    What do FM radio, your microwave, 5G cell phone service, light from a lightbulb, and X-rays have in common?

  • Eric Assaf

    When you think about bamboo, you might conjure up images of pandas snacking in a distant jungle. In fact, bamboo finds many versatile uses, in food, construction, and use in the manufacture of textiles, to name a few (Gupta 2008).

Nancy M. Washton and Jeffrey G. Holmes, Co-editors-in-Chief


Editorial Board

  • Hassnain Asgar, Mutli-Scale Fluid-Solid Interactions Architected and Natural Materials (MUSE)
  • Eric Assaf, Alliance for Molecular PhotoElectrode Design for Solar Fuels (AMPED)
  • Malgorzata (Gosia) Chwatko, Center for Materials for Water and Energy Systems (M-WET)
  • Tim Goetjen, Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center (ICDC)
  • Eli Hoenig, Advanced Materials for Energy Water Systems (AMEWS)
  • ChoongSze Lee, Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI)
  • Nicholas Marcella, Integrated Mesoscale Architectures for Sustainable Catalysis (IMASC 2.0)
  • Daniel Robertson, Synthetic Control Across Length-scales for Advancing Rechargeables (SCALAR)
  • Sintu Rongpipi, Center for Lignocellulose Structural and Formation (CLSF)
  • Cora Went, Photonics at Thermodynamic Limits (PTL)
Disclaimer: The opinions in this newsletter are those of the individual authors and do not represent the views or position of the Department of Energy.