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  • A Yearly Spiritual Renewal of Ramadan June 26, 2019. Safia's essay on The Chemistry Graduate School Experience was selected among a few out of more than 80 submissions to the invitation by C&EN of ...
    Posted Jul 2, 2019, 3:41 PM by YuYe Tong
  • TongLab Hosted a Visit by Professors Watanabe and Iiyama April 26, 2019. TongLab hosted a visit by Professors Masahiro Watanabe and Akihiro Iiyama, the former and current director of the Fuel Cell Nanomaterials Center, University of Yamanashi, Japan on ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2019, 11:58 PM by YuYe Tong
  • Go Gianna!       April 16, 2019. Undergraduate student Gianna Bevacqua presented a poster of her research under the guidance of graduate student mentor Rongfeng Zheng at the 2019 Georgetown Undergraduate Research Symposium. Way ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2019, 1:10 PM by YuYe Tong
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Electrochemistry is Synonymous to Sustainability


TongLab is a well-equipped electrochemistry laboratory and an ideal place for willing students to be challenged, well-trained, and highly successful through studying (1) fundamentals of electrocatalytic chemical reactions for clean energy generation/storage and greenhouse gases mitigation that are crucial to reverse the current trend of climate changes as exemplified in Paris Climate Deal and (2) chemistry at metal-molecule interfaces for many nanoscience-based applications. The research is always at the forefronts of the fields and focuses on unraveling fundamental chemistries that underline the aforementioned functionalities through controlled synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials and developing and using a unique combination of several in situ electrochemical spectroscopies and techniques (NMR, IR, Raman, scanning probe microscope, and quartz crystal microbalance) augmented with DFT calculations. It is truly a multi-disciplinary (inorganic materials chemistry, physical electrochemistry, analytical chemistry, chemistry of organic- and bio-fuels for fuel cells, etc.) place where "learning by doing" is a daily practice, "collaboration & helping each other" is an instinct, "nothing is impossible" is a governing philosophy, and "fun of scientific enlightenment" is a perpetual pursuit. Consequently, students will have plenty of opportunities to learn and perfect the transferable skills that are essential for success in any careers they may pursue afterwards. As such, TongLab boasts many honors & awards garneredscientific presentations given, and papers published by its members including many undergraduate students. We appreciate your interest and taking time to visit this site.

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