E²SHI Associate Susanna Thon’s Research Focuses on Nanomaterials, Renewable Energy

Paint that you could spread onto buildings to capture solar energy? E²SHI Associate Susanna Thon is working on making new materials like this a reality. She is using her knowledge of nanomaterials to capture solar energy in flexible liquids such as paints or films, and convert it to energy.

Dr. Thon is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Enegineering. She is a 2014-2015 E²SHI seed grant recipient for her research with Art Bragg (Dept of Chemistry) on developing materials for sustainable energy in the chemical industry. Learn more about the seed grant project

Learn more about Dr. Thon's research in the JHU Engineering magazine article, " Spray Paint to Soak Up the Sun," posted in winter 2016.

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