Jason CooperCSD Materials Research Scientist, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
One Cyclotron Road, Mailstop 30R0205
Berkeley, CA 94720
The Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) is one of the Department of Energy Innovation Hubs. Its mission is to generate carbon-neutral fuels efficiently using only sunlight and water or carbon dioxide and sustainable materials. A number of CSD scientists participate in JCAP, working on catalysts, transformations using materials assemblies, and interfacial chemistry.
I am a Research Scientist at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where I study new materials in development for solar water splitting (H2O + hv --> H2 + 1/2O2) as well as CO2 reduction. My primary focus is in understanding the electronic structure of these materials using spectroscopic and computational methods. My research goals are to better understand carrier physics in these new materials in an attempt to improve processes such as carrier recombination, transport, and energetics favorable for solar water splitting and CO2 reduction to liquid fuels.