Dev Chidambaram

( University of Nevada, Reno )


(775) 784-7066
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Research Fields: Bioenergy, Biofunctional And Biohybrid Materials, Nanomaterials, Environmental Remediation, Corrosion Science, Electrochemistry, Surface Analysis
  • Disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Materials Engineering
  • Location:Washoe County
  • Funding:NSF - National Science Foundation


MER Lab focuses on the design, engineering, research, development and characterization of materials for electrochemical applications in sustainable energy generation and environmental protection. Our focus is on understanding electron transfer processes using spectroscopic techniques (including synchrotron-based techniques), and applying that knowledge to solve interdisciplinary materials and engineering problems. Electrochemistry and spectroscopy can be used to obtain complementary information; electrochemistry assesses the nature and kinetics of an electron transfer reaction and spectroscopy, often used simultaneously with electrochemistry in our research, provides chemical and molecular information of the same reaction. Our research is primarily in the area of materials for energy.