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.
- Ph.D., 2006 — University of California, Irvine
- B.S., 2000 — Colorado State University