Who we are
joel a. haber
Dr. Haber’s research interests are centered on developing methods in Inorganic Materials Chemistry and in Combinatorial and High-Throughput Materials Science, especially as applied to materials and devices for solar-energy conversion. Of particular interest is the synthesis of nanomaterials and semiconductor thin films using chemical and electrochemical syntheses, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, and reactive annealing processes.
Within JCAP, Dr. Haber’s research focus surrounds the application of high-throughput methods to integrate promising lead materials into functional assemblies, such as integration of electrocatalyst libraries with light absorbers to produce functional photoanode and photocathode assemblies. He continues to develop new and improved precursor ink solutions and reactive thermal processing strategies to enable the synthesis of increasingly compositionally diverse, discrete composition material libraries via ink-jet printing and post-deposition reactive thermal processing. He coordinates specific combinatorial research efforts, including follow-on studies of promising lead materials in order to facilitate transition of discoveries to directed research projects and to scaleup integrated components.
Liu, G., Eichhorn, J., Jiang, C.-M., Scott, M., Hess, L., Gregoire, J., Haber, J., Sharp, I., Toma, F. Interface engineering for light-driven water oxidation: Unravelling the passivating and catalytic mechanism in BiVO4 overlayers. Sustainable Energy Fuels, DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00473K (2018).
Newhouse, P. Guevarra, D., Umehara, M., Boyd, D., Zhou, L., Cooper, J., Haber, J., Gregoire, J. Multi-modal optimization of bismuth vanadate photoanodes via combinatorial alloying and hydrogen processing. Chemical Communications, DOI: 10.1039/C8CC07156J (2018).
Zhou, L., Shinde, A., Montoya, J., Singh, A., Gul, S., Yano, J., Ye, Y., Crumlin, E., Richter, M., Cooper, J., Stein, H., Haber, J., Persson, K., Gregoire, J. Rutile alloys in the Mn-Sb-O system stabilize Mn+3 to enable oxygen evolution in strong acid. ACS Catalysis, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b02689 (2018).
Zhou, L., Shinde, A., Guevarra, D., Toma, F., Stein, H., Gregoire, J., Haber, J. Balancing Surface Passivation and Catalysis with Integrated BiVO4/(Fe-Ce)Ox Photoanodes in pH 9 Borate Electrolyte. ACS Applied Energy Materials, DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01377 (2018).
Favaro, M. et al. An Operando Investigation of (Ni-Fe-Co-Ce)Ox System as Highly Efficient Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction. ACS Catalysis, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b03126 (2016) .
Haber, J. A., Anzenburg, E., Yano, J., Kisielowski, C. & Gregoire, J. M. Multiphase Nanostructure of a Quinary Metal Oxide Electrocatalyst Reveals a New Direction for OER Electrocatalyst Design. Advanced Energy Materials, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201402307 (2015).
Haber, J. A. et al. Discovering Ce-rich oxygen evolution catalysts, from high throughput screening to water electrolysis. Energy & Environmental Science 7, 682-688, DOI: 10.1039/c3ee43683g (2014).
Haber, J. A., Guevarra, D., Jung, S. H., Jin, J. & Gregoire, J. M. Discovery of New Oxygen Evolution Reaction Electrocatalysts by Combinatorial Investigation of the Ni- La- Co- Ce Oxide Composition Space. Chemelectrochem 1, 1613-1617, DOI: 10.1002/celc.201402149 (2014).