Alexander Ip


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Quantum dot surface engineering for enhanced photovoltaics

2013/14-2014/15 • $70,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship
photovoltaics, quantum dots, solar, nanotechnology, photonics, materials, solution processable, sustainable energy

Patents

COMPOSITE MULTILAYERED ELECTROCATALYSTS FOR CO2 REDUCTION AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

The invention relates to a composite multilayer carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction catalyst, comprising a catalyst layer comprising at least one metal compound, the catalyst layer having opposed first and second sides; a hydrophobic gas-diffusion layer provided on the first side of the catalyst layer; a current collection structure provided on the second side of the catalyst layer. The metal is preferably copper. The invention also relates to a method for electrochemical production of a...
Related applications: EP20190714188, WO2019EP57573

CORE/SHELL-VACANCY ENGINEERING (CSVE) OF CATALYSTS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CO2 REDUCTION

The invention relates to a catalyst system for electrocatalyzing conversion of CO2 into multi-carbon hydrocarbons and/or alcohols, and to the method to produce it. The catalyst comprises a core-shell structure comprising a core that is composed of metal sulphide and a shell that is composed of a metal with vacancies.
Related applications: WO2019EP61854, EP20190724761

CATALYSTS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CO2 REDUCTION AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

The invention relates to an electrocatalyst for reduction of CO2 to produce multi-carbon compounds, comprising a multi-metal material comprising a primary metal being copper and at least one enhancer metal selected from germanium, gallium, tin, silicon, silver, gold, zinc and aluminium. The invention also relates to a process for electrochemical production of a multi-carbon compound from CO2 using such an electrocatalyst.
Related applications: WO2019EP69040, EP20190748754