Justin Sambur Associate Professor

Office: Chemistry C229D

Phone: (970) 491-3096

Website: https://samburlab.colostate.edu

Google Scholar: https://col.st/O6UYP


  • B.S., State University of New York (SUNY)-Binghamton
  • Ph.D., Colorado State University
  • NSF ACC-F Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University


Research Overview

My research team is developing in situ microscopy and spectroscopy techniques that advance critical knowledge in basic energy science. I have identified fundamental scientific problems in two vital research areas, solar energy conversion and electrochemical energy storage, and am focused on the specific knowledge gaps that impede advancement. Our approach couples light microscopy with custom electrochemical methods to discover functional properties of complex and dynamic systems such as photocatalysts and batteries at the level of single molecules. This approach deconvolutes material heterogeneity issues that plague conventional measurements and reveals otherwise hidden structure-property relationships at the nanoscale. My long-term vision is to discover new design principles for efficient energy conversion and storage systems to ensure society produces and consumes clean energy.


Prospective students and postdocs are strongly encouraged to contact Justin!


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