Dr. Andrew Bocarsly’s research interests lie in the general field of physical inorganic chemistry, with emphasis on the chemistry of excited state and charge transfer processes and the chemistry of surfaces. As a result, recent research has focused on electrochemistry, photochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, solid state chemistry, and fuel cells.
Andy has ongoing collaborations with other faculty in the department, as well as in the chemical engineering department.
In recent years, graduate and undergraduate students have worked mostly in the areas of CO2 reduction, water splitting, fuel cells, and cyanogels. Past projects, while not being actively investigated, are always available for interested students to explore. Most notably, these include trimer, porous silicon, and nickel ferricyanide projects, but a more complete list can be found by examining the group’s past publications. New ideas and new collaborations are always up for consideration, and students are encouraged to explore potential new projects of interest to them.