Daniel G. Nocera
Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy; Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Chemical energy conversion, biologial energy conversion, chemosensing on the nanoscale, magnetic layered material.
Professor Nocera has recently accomplished a solar fuels process that captures photosynthesis and he has constructed an artificial leaf, which uses sunlight to directly produce the solar fuels of hydrogen and oxygen from water with sunlight as the energy input. This discovery of artificial photosynthesis sets the stage for a storage mechanism for the large scale, distributed, deployment of solar energy.