Dr. Weber’s research interests include:  advanced diagnostics and mathematical modeling of various electrochemical devices, including solar-fuel generators, redox flow batteries, and polymer-electrolyte fuel cells; and a strong interest in multiscale and multiphase modeling of transport phenomena in these devices, including optimization of their operation for both performance and durability.  In addition, he has significant interest in characterization and understanding of ion-conducting polymers, both as membranes and as thin-electrolyte films, using traditional and synchrotron-based techniques.

Dr. Weber’s research focuses on continuum-scale modeling of integrated JCAP devices including mesoscale modeling of transport phenomena through ion-conducting polymers.  His team uses modeling to guide experimental design of materials and test-bed architectures and elucidate governing and limiting phenomena such that they may be optimized.

Dr. Weber is the Thrust 4 Coordinator for Numerical Modeling, Test-Bed Prototyping, and Benchmarking.


Recent Publications

Kistler, T., Larson, D., Walczack, K., Agbo, P., Sharp, I., Weber, A., Danilovic, N. Integrated Membrane-Electrode-Assembly Photoelectrochemical Cell under Various Feed Conditions for Solar Water Splitting. J. Electrochem. Soc., 166(5), H3020-H3028, DOI: 10.1149/2.0041905jes (2019).

Higgins, D., Hahn, C., Xiang, C., Jaramillo, T., Weber, A. Gas-Diffusion Electrodes for Carbon Dioxide Reduction: A New Paradigm. ACS Energy Letters, 4, 317-324, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02035 (2018).

Weng, L.-C., Bell, A., Weber, A. Modeling gas-diffusion electrodes for CO2 reduction. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1039/C8CP01319E (2018).

Singh, M. R., Haussener, S., Weber, A., Chapter 13 Continuum-scale Modeling of Solar Water-splitting Devices. Book Section in Integrated Solar Fuel Generators, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 500-536, DOI: 10.1039/9781788010313-00500 (2018).

Hashiba, H., Weng, L.-C., Chen, Y., Sate, H. K., Yotsuhashi, S., Xiang, C., Weber, A. Effects of Electrolyte Buffer Capacity on Surface Reactant Species and the Reaction Rate of CO2 in Electrochemical CO2 Reduction. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11316 (2018).

Tesfaye, M., Kushner, D., McCloskey, B., Weber, A., Kusoglu, A. Thermal Transitions in Perfluorosulfonated Ionomer Thin-Films. ACS Macro Letters, 7, 1237-1242, DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.8b00628 (2018).

Singh, M. R., Goodpaster, J. D., Weber, A. Z., Head-Gordon, M., Bell, A. T. Mechanistic insights into electrochemical reduction of CO2 over Ag using density functional theory and transport models. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1713164114 (2017).

Singh, M. R., Stevens, J. C. & Weber, A. Z. Design of Membrane-Encapsulated Wireless Photoelectrochemical Cells for Hydrogen Production. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 161, E3283-E3296, DOI: 10.1149/2.033408jes (2014).

Haussener, S., Hu, S., Xiang, C. X., Weber, A. Z. & Lewis, N. S. Simulations of the irradiation and temperature dependence of the efficiency of tandem photoelectrochemical water-splitting systems. Energy & Environmental Science 6, 3605-3618, DOI: 10.1039/c3ee41302k (2013).

Haussener, S. et al. Modeling, simulation, and design criteria for photoelectrochemical water-splitting systems. Energy & Environmental Science 5, 9922-9935, DOI: 10.1039/c2ee23187e (2012).

Modestino, M. A., Kusoglu, A., Hexemer, A., Weber, A. Z. & Segalman, R. A. Controlling Nafion Structure and Properties via Wetting Interactions. Macromolecules 45, 4681-4688, DOI: 10.1021/ma300212f(2012).

For a complete list of publications, see JCAP publications page.


Additional Information

Weber Group at LBNL:  http://bestar.lbl.gov/aweber/