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Chemistry for Energy Conversion & Storage  

About us

We are a research group at Boston College focusing on understanding the science of energy conversion and storage. We aim to develop technologies that will allow for high-fficiency applications using low-cost materials. Much of our efforts centers around designing and synthesizing new materials with features in the nanoscale. Upon completion, our results are expected to change on how our energy is provided and utilized.


Prof. Dunwei Wang

Merkert Chemistry Center

Department of Chemistry, Boston College

2609 Beacon St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Tel: 617-552-3121


News flash

We are excited that ACS PRF has awarded a New Direction grant to support our efforts on photocatalysis. Well done, group!!

A new paper with Xiaogang is accepted by ACS Applied Energy Materials.

Jim successfuly defended his thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Thorne!

Two new collaborative papers were recently accepted. One concerns hematite by Guanyu Liu and will be published in Nano Energy; the other concerns transient surface photovoltage studies on BiVO4 by Xiaogang and will be published in Chem. Sci. Congratulations to them!

We are excited to announce that two new grants were recently awarded to us, including an internal Ignite award and a new NSF award! Well done, group!

Read more about the latest news on the group

New papers

Mg-O2 battery

Li-O2 battery


Angew. Chem. cover

Chemical Physics Letters

    Last updated, Oct. 2011