Erik Menke

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Assistant Professor
School of Natural Sciences
Office
Phone 
209-228-4187
Location 
S&E 1 Bldg., RM 358
Lab
Location 
S&E 1 Bldg., RM 361
Research Interests 

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.

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