State Ionics and Electroceramics Research Group
work in Prof. Sossina Haile's research group broadly encompasses solid state ionic materials and devices, with a particular focus on energy technologies. Her group has worked to establish a new class of fuel cells based on solid acid elctrolytes and has demonstrated record power densities for solid oxide fuel cells. The group's more recent work on water and carbon dioxide dissociation for solar-fuel generation by thermochemical processes has created new avenues for harnessing sunlight to meet energy demands.
Haile group is loosely associated with the thermoelectric materials effort led by faculty associate G. Jeffrey Snyder.