Chemical Engineering

Electrochemical Engineering

Electrochemical Engineering for a Sustainable Future

The Electrochemical Engineering Group at BYU led by Professor John N. Harb explores the use of electrochemical systems to improve our quality of life. Many technologies important for our future are electrochemical in nature, and it is our objective to understand, develop, optimize and implement such technologies.  

Our research covers a wide range of topics that are governed by electrochemical phenomena. Of particular interest are energy storage devices (e.g. batteries), energy conversion devices (e.g, fuel cells) micro- and nanofabricated electrochemical devices, and the fundamental processes that govern electrodeposition and dissolution. Our work has traditionally included both modeling and experiment, and frequently involves interdisciplinary collaboration in order to address problems of broad significance.