Energy Problem Is Something That We Have to Face Now

13 Mar 2014

Marely Tejeda is a graduate student working with Professors Ana Moore and Vladimiro Mujica on design and testing of the water splitting cells. Marely is involved in the synthesis of the artificial reaction centers creating high potential porphyrins that have enough energy to drive the water oxidation. "I used to be working in Mexico on artificial photosynthesis and was doing also organic synthesis for something very similar. And I just fell in love with this. It is easy on the paper but when you go to the lab to do it it’s so challenging... The energy problem is something that we have to face now. Working here is a good way to do fundamental research in the area of artificial photosynthesis, something that I really love. It’s a really good environment. I like it and I enjoy it."

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