5.372 Chemistry of Renewable Energy

Class Info

Introduces the electrochemical processes that underlie renewable energy storage and recovery. Students investigate charge transfer reactions at electrode surfaces that are critical to the operation of advanced batteries, fuel cells, and electrolyzers. Develops basic theory behind inner- and outer-sphere charge transfer reactions at interfaces and applies this theory to construct mechanistic models for important energy conversion reactions including the reduction of O2 to water and the reduction of protons to H2. Students will also synthesize new catalytic materials for these reactions and investigate their relative performance.

This class has 5.03, and 5.352 as prerequisites.

5.372 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by Y. Surendranath.

Lecture occurs 12:00 PM to 13:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-231.

This class counts for a total of 4 credits.

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