The Muhich Research Group
Understanding and designing materials for renewable energy and environmental applications
Welcome to the Muhich Research Group at Arizona State University. Our group aims to understand and design materials which facilitate renewable energy and fuel generation and storage and environmental remediation applications, with a focus on reduction and oxidation reactions. Through computational chemistry methods we develop fundamental understandings of how materials interaction with chemical reactions, specifically what materials aspects promote desired reactions characteristics (i.e. rates and energetic) and which suppress them. Through this understanding we engineer new material which enhance desirable behaviors while minimizing undesirable ones. Our experiments are used to validate the computational findings and lead us to new discoveries.
Muhich Lab part of team awarded NIST project on sustainable polymer education
Muhich Lab awarded a NAWI project on PFAS removal
Muhich Lab awarded a NASA NIAC project on generating O2 on Mars
Muhich Lab awarded a DOE SETO project on lowering the temperature of solar thermochemical CO2 splitting
Muhich Lab part of the newly awarded NSF STEPS Center, an STC, for studying Phosphorus
Muhich Lab awarded DOE SETO project in conjunction with ASU Lightworks on energy storage and H2 generation
Muhich Lab awarded NIH Superfund site project in conjunction with Harvard and Yale to study the effects of heavy metals on cognitive aging and the associated remediation
Muhich Lab awarded DARPA project to study high temperature oxygen exchange materials
Muhich Lab awarded NEWT ERC project to study single atom catalysts
Muhich Lab awarded ACS PRF grant to study H2 purification.
Muhich lab awarded DOE’s ARPA-E project in collaboration with Michigan State University to study long term energy storage.