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Dr. Joshua Spurgeon

Research engineer and photovoltaics/photoelectrochemistry leader at the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research

Dr. Joshua Spurgeon is a research engineer and photovoltaics/photoelectrochemistry leader at the University of Louisville's Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research. Spurgeon's research is focused on making solar fuels economically viable, forming electrosynthetic fuel and developing novel, low-cost solar cell technologies.

Spurgeon is no stranger to innovation. One example, aside from his work at the Conn Center, is that he also previously worked as a research scientist at the inception of the U.S. Department of Energy's solar fuels innovation hub, where his research involved photoelectrochemical studies of the interfaces between catalysts and semiconductors. 

Spurgeon earned his bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina and his master's and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, all in chemical engineering.