Lawrence A. Renna

Gordon and Betty Moore Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California Irvine

Ardo Group, Department of Chemistry                                                   

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017

B.S., Chemistry, Northeastern University, 2012 

Office: 494B Rowland Hall
(949) 824-1218



Recent News

  • New Paper! Perovskite interface studies using photo-KPFM We show, using photo-KPFM, the macroscopic polarization effects of perovskite-charge transport material interfaces under illumination. See our latest publication in Materials Letters here: (Link).
    Posted Feb 16, 2018, 9:03 AM by Larry Renna
  • Recent Work Covered by NBC News I'm very excited to see some of Seung Pyo's work from the DV Group at UMass Amherst, which I was happy to collaborate with him on covered by ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2018, 10:13 AM by Larry Renna
  • We demonstrate polymer nanoparticle-based mixed ionic/electronic conductors in new paper Our new paper in Adv. Mater. Interfaces shows how to fabricate mixed ionic/electronic conductors (MIECs) from polymer nanoparticles. (Link)
    Posted Aug 14, 2017, 8:14 AM by Larry Renna
  • Interface engineering to control ionic transport at perovskite interfaces Our paper in Adv. Energy Mater. is out! We use phenylene vinylene polymers containing cationic, zwitterionic, or anionic pendant groups to control ionic transport in perovskite devices. We extend this ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2017, 8:10 AM by Larry Renna
  • Reduced Charge Recombination with CNTs in Perovskite Here is our new article, using impedance spectroscopy and modelling to demonstrate the reduced charge recombination in perovskite active layer by incorporating MWCNTs in to the layer. (Link)
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 5:30 AM by Larry Renna
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