W.A. Smith

Wilson Smith
Assistant professor

E-mail: W.A.Smith@remove-this.tudelft.nl

Chemical Engineering
Delft University of Technology
Van der Maasweg 9
2629 HZ Delft
The Netherlands
Tel. ++31 15 27 82659

Dr. W.A. Smith

Research Interests

My research focuses on the fabrication and characterization of semiconductor materials used for solar energy conversion to liquid fuels through the oxidation of water and reduction of CO2.  Particular efforts are geared towards managing the absorption of light, separation of excited charge carriers, and catalysis.  Using earth abundant materials and scalable synthesis techniques, my research aims to provide alternative energy solutions for the future using environmentally benign techniques.

Teaching Activities

  • Science and Technology of the Hydrogen Economy, 3rd year MST Bachelor course (Fall 2013)

Other Activities

  • IEA-HIA Task 26 : Research and Development in Renewable Hydrogen Production Through Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

Recent Publications

  • “Control of the visible and UV light water splitting and photocatalysis of nitrogen doped TiO2 thin films deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering”, by Houssam Fakhouri, Jerome Pulpytel, Wilson Smith, Alireza Zolfaghari, Hamid Reza Mortahed, Fateme Meshkini, Reza Jafari, Eliane Sutter and Farzenah Arefi-Khonsari, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, accepted (2013)
  • “Control of the optical and crystalline properties of TiO2 in visible-light active TiO2/TiN bi-layer thin-film stacks”, by Wilson Smith, Houssam Fakhouri, Jerome Pulpytel and Farzaneh Arefi-Khonsari, Journal of Applied Physics, 111, 024301 (2012)
  • “Visible light water splitting via oxidized TiN thin films”, by Wilson Smith, Houssam Fakhouri, Jerome Pulpytel, Shinsuke Mori, Rossana Grilli, Mark A. Baker and Farzaneh Arefi-Khonsari, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116 (30), 15855~15866 (2012)
  • “Quasi-core-shell TiO2/WO3 and WO3/TiO2 nanorod arrays fabricated by glancing angle deposition for solar water splitting”, by Wilson Smith, Abraham Wolcott, Robert Carl Fitzmorris, Jin Z. Zhang and Yiping Zhao, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 10792~10800 (2011)

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