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Meghan SchulzSustainable Energy from Solar Hydrogen
University of DelawareNewark, DE
What problem would you devote your life to solving? I came to Delaware because, for me, that problem involves finding a way to live sustainably. Our society's easy access to fossil fuels has brought us a high standard of living, but at a steep environmental and social price. I am thrilled to be part of this new IGERT program, which will help train the next generation of energy leaders.
Here at UD, I work in Dr. Ismat Shah's group in Materials Science & Engineering. I synthesize and characterize thin-film nitrogen-doped TiO2 electrodes for use in photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells. These systems have the potential to generate large quantities of hydrogen fuel from water, using only clean power from the sun. I am also very interested in the political and social aspects of renewable energy, having double majored in chemistry and government at William & Mary. I hope to do an international internship during my IGERT tenure. After earning a PhD, I plan to work in industrial development of renewable energy technologies.
When I'm not trying to save the world from fossil fuels, I am usually singing, dancing, acting, or baking something decadent.Click here to edit your profile