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Erik Menke

Erik Menke
Professional Title: 
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
(209) 228-4187
Science and Engineering 1 358
Lab Location: 
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 361
Ph.D., 2006 - University of California, Irvine
B.S., 2000 - Colorado State University
Research Interests: 

Professor Menke addresses to broad questions through his research:

  • How does one prepare solar cells that are both cheap and efficient?
  • How does one use these solar cells to create chemical fuels?

To address these questions, he uses electrodeposition to prepare a variety of nanostructures to understand how the various properties, such as material, size, shape, and crystallinity, affect either their photovoltaic or catalytic properties.

Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Group: