The Prieto Group is developing synthetic methods for nanostructured materials with applications in renewable energy. In particular, her group is working on:
1) Using electrodeposition as a synthetic tool for making a 3D, high power density rechargeable battery,
2) developing the solution phase synthesis of nanoparticles of earth abundant, non toxic materials for photovoltaic inks and of light metal hydrides for hydrogen storage, and
3) using chemical vapor deposition reactions to develop hyperbranched nanowire structures for applications in photonics and batteries.