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Since April 2019, the Bowman Lab has been housed in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Irvine.

Our research uses advanced transmission electron microscopy to study electroceramics for energy conversion and storage applications. We aim to understand and design nanoscale structural and chemical phenomena vital to the electrical and catalytic properties of these materials.

We work at the nexus of fundamental and applied ceramic science, and advanced transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to advance fundamental understanding of the atomic-scale interplay between electrical and chemical properties of oxide ion-conductors and electrocatalysts. Central to our work is developing correlated multiscale TEM methods and employing them in concert with macroscale electrochemical testing to steer improved material design and performance.

Research interests

  • materials for energy conversion and storage
  • advanced transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopy
  • correlating multiscale properties
  • electrochemical properties and defect chemistry of ceramics
  • interfaces, grain boundaries and surfaces
  • electron energy-loss spectroscopy
  • ceramic processing and thin-film growth

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