Dr. Joseph (Joe) DuChene


Plasmonics, Solar Fuels

Joe DuChene joined the Atwater group as a postdoctoral scholar in 2016. Joe obtained his PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Florida with Professor David Wei, where his dissertation involved the development of plasmonic photoelectrochemical cells for solar-to-fuel energy conversion. At Caltech, his research interests involve the use of plasmonic photocatalysts for enhancing the selectivity of solar-driven CO2 reduction and the exploration of two-dimensional semiconductor materials for the production of solar fuels.

Available Publications

Nanoporous Gold as a Highly Selective and Active Carbon Dioxide Reduction Catalyst

Alex J. Welch, Joseph S. DuChene, Giulia Tagliabue, Artur Davoyan, Wen-Hui Cheng and Harry A. Atwater
ACS Applied Energy Materials (2018) - Photocatalysis

Quantifying the role of surface plasmon excitation and hot carrier transport in plasmonic devices

Giulia Tagliabue, Adam S. Jermyn, Ravishankar Sundararaman, Alex J. Welch, Joseph S. DuChene, Ragip Pala, Artur R. Davoyan, Prineha Narang and Harry A. Atwater
Nature Communications (2018) - Plasmonics

Hot Hole Collection and Photoelectrochemical CO2 Reduction with Plasmonic Au/p-GaN Photocathodes

Joseph S. DuChene, Giulia Tagliabue, Alex J. Welch, Wen-Hui Cheng and Harry A. Atwater
Nano Letters (2018) - Photocatalysis