Welcome to the Lei Research Group
Our group is interested in the rational design and synthesis of nanostructured materials for the generation and storage of clean energy, production of chemicals and environmental protection.
We use a range of experimental techniques including atomic layer deposition (ALD), reaction kinetics analysis, in situ spectroscopy, diffraction and microscopy.
Engineering Building 117D
Shelby Center 309
Dec 2014, "Who Shrunk the Catalyst?", recent JACS paper is reported as one of the Science Highlights by Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
Nov 2014, the group and catalysis class toured BASF catalytic convertor manufacturing sites in Huntsville.
Sept 2014, US Patent "Coating of Porous Carbon for Use in Lithium Air Batteries" issued
June 2014, Mar was the only graduate student in Alabama selected to participate 2014 National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering! (Mar in the middle of the picture in the blue shirt)
June 2014, paper "Adsorbate-Induced Structural Changes in 1-3 nm Platinum Nanoparticles" JACS, 136 (2014) 9320