Our latest paper on oxygen evolving catalysts has been featured on Science! 


“Saving sunshine for a rainy day: New catalyst offers efficient storage of green energy.
Team led by U of T Engineering designs world’s most efficient catalyst for storing energy as hydrogen by splitting water molecules”

Stanford National Linear Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) News
“New catalyst is three times better at splitting water. Results suggest a more efficient way to convert solar and wind power to renewable fuels.”


“The intensive research by the Sargent group in the University of Toronto led to the discovery of oxy-hydroxide materials that exhibit electrochemically induced oxygen evolution at the lowest overpotential and show no degradation. The authors should be complimented on the combined experimental and theoretical studies that led to this very important finding.”
Gabor A. Somorjai
University Professor
University of California

“The work impressively highlights the power of tightly coupled computational materials science with advanced experimental techniques, and sets a high bar for such a combined approach. It opens new avenues to speed progress in efficient materials for energy conversion and storage.”
– Jeffrey C. Grossman
Morton and Claire Goulder and Family Professor in Environmental Systems
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

“By using theoretical calculations to model the catalytic performance, Sargent et al. have developed a new water-oxidation catalyst based on earth-abundant elements with a catalytic efficiency and stability that are superior to the best previously-reported alkali oxygen-evolving catalysts. This work demonstrates the utility of using theory to guide the development of improved water-oxidation catalysts for further advances in the field of solar fuels.”
– Gary Brudvig
Benjamin Silliman Professor and Chair of Chemistry
Professor of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
Director, Yale Energy Sciences Institute