We work on optofluidics and microfluidics for energy. The efforts range from solar water splitting devices to solar thermal energy conversion. Specifically, we make use of microfluidic platforms to enhance the efficiency of energy conversion processes, and achieve device functionalities unattainable by classical electrochemical reactor designs. Current projects include the development of membraneless water-splitting devices, air-based electrolyzers, and photoelectrochemical hydrogen generators.
Professor Christophe Moser, Laboratory of Applied Photonics Devices, EPFL
A 21.5% Efficient Stand-Alone Solar Chloralkali Generator Employing a Microtracking Solar Concentrator, Global Challenges, 1700095
Membrane-less micro fuel cell based on two-phase flow; Journal of the Power Scources, Vol 348, pp. 212-218 (2017)
Solar-to-hydrogen production at 14.2% efficiency with silicon photovoltaics and earth abundant electrocatalysts; Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol 163, Issue 10, F1177-F1181 (2016)
Optofluidics of plants; APL Photonics, 1, 020901 (2016)
Hollow Mesoporous Plasmonic Nanoshells for Enhanced Solar Vapor Generation; Nano Letters, 16, 2159-2167 (2016)
- Mass transport aspects of electrochemical solar-hydrogen generation, Energy & Environmental Science, 9, 1533-1551 (2016)
- Vapor-fed microfluidic hydrogen generator, Lab on a Chip, 15, 2287-2296, 2015
- A membrane-less electrolyzer for hydrogen production across the pH scale, Energy & Environmental Science, 2015
- Design and cost considerations for practical solar-hydrogen generators, Energy & environmental science, 7, 3828, 21 October 2014
- A micropillar array for sample concentration via in-plane evaporation, Biomicrofluidics 8,no.4 (2014): 044108, July 2014
- Superhydrophobic bulls-eye for surface-enhanced Raman scattering, Lab on a Chip, DOI: 10, 1039/C4LC00477A, August 2014
- Solar thermal harvesting for enhanced photocatalytic reaction, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 16, pp. 5137-5141, February 2014
- Optofluidics for energy applications, Nature Photonics, Vol. 5, pp. 583-590, October 2011
- Heterogenous catalysis mediated by plasmon heating, Nano Letters, Vol. 9, pp. 4417-4423, November 2009
Click here to view the Design of Optofluidic Components for an Integrated Electrolyzer Poster.
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