Ivan Moreno-Hernandez, Ph.D.


Ivan Moreno-Hernandez, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
University of California, Berkeley
Host: Professor Lee Penn


Advancing Sustainability through Electrocatalyst Discovery and Time-Resolved Nanoscale Structural Observations

Sustainable energy practices require electrochemical materials to couple renewable energy sources with our chemical and energy industries. This talk will focus on advancements in both the discovery of new electrochemical materials with improved performance and the development of new techniques to observe electrochemical reaction dynamics. We will first discuss the discovery of an earth-abundant class of electrocatalysts that are thermodynamically stable for the oxygen evolution and chlorine evolution reactions in acidic electrolytes. Our discussion will then focus on the development of electrochemical graphene liquid cell electron microscopy, a technique that allows electrochemical reactions to be observed at near-atomic resolution in real time.

Ivan Moreno-Hernandez, Ph.D.

Ivan Moreno-Hernandez, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and his doctorate from the California Institute of Technology. He hopes to use his knowledge of chemistry and physics to understand the fundamental principles that govern limiting factors in photoelectrochemical development, in order to optimize materials for solar-energy conversion.

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Start date
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, 11 a.m.
End date
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, Noon