RESEARCH DIRECTIONS

With the recent advancement of theory, algorithms, and computational power various researchers are now relying on computers to scan and handle data critical to the understanding, search, and discovery of various functional materials. The fmc2 laboratory uses a combinatorial approach (theoretical and experimental approach) in solving various problems our society is experiencing right now especially in energy, environmental and biomedical problems. Our current focus is to develop a cost-effective hybrid/organic solar cell (dye-sensitized, organic, and Perovskite) that could easily be incorporated as building adaptive/integrated photovoltaics (BAPV/BIPV). We are also designing, synthesizing, and fabricating new catalysts for energy and environmental applications from multinary non-precious transition metal sulfides/oxides; metal-organic frameworks; and doped carbon nanodots.

Currently, fmc2 laboratory is focused on four research areas shown below.