Principal Investigator


Eranda Nikolla

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Editor, Journal of Catalysis

[email protected]
https://che.engin.umich.edu/people/nikolla-eranda/

Education
B.S. Engineering Chemistry, Oakland University (2003)
M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan (2004)
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan (2009)
Postdoctoral Scholar in Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology (2009-2011)

Postdoctoral Researchers


Rong (Rocky) Ye

Co-Advised by Profs. Suljo Linic, Bryan Goldsmith, and Nirala Singh

[email protected]

Education
B.E. Polymer Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
Ph.D. Physical chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

Research Interest:
Machine-Learning-guided alloy nanoparticle synthesis and catalytic reactions.

Michael Allan

[email protected]

Education
BSc. Chemistry, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Ph.D. Photocatalysis and Materials Chemistry, Swansea University, Wales

Research Interests:
Control of catalytic processes and surface reactions mediated with external stimuli.
Design of materials for electrochemical water splitting for oxygen evolution and hydrogen evolution. Development of reaction conditions for photocatalytic solar fuel production.

Graduate Students


Kunal Kalpesh Velinkar

PhD Candidate, 4th year

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Education
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Mumbai University, India.
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA.

Research Interests:
Engineering complex layered metal oxides for oxygen electrocatalysis.
Development of robust cathode materials for Na/Li-air batteries.

Samiha Bhat

PhD Candidate, 3rd year

[email protected]Education
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, India.
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA.

Research Interest:
Design of multifunctional catalysts for selective catalysis.

Work with alloys, perovskite materials, and metal-metal oxide surfaces to tune interfacial chemistry and properties at the nanoscale.

Hyungdon Joo (Don)

PhD Student, 2nd year

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Education
B.S. Chemistry, Dartmouth College, NH, USA

Research Interest:
Engineering mixed metal oxides for the electrochemical oxygen evolution reaction in water electrolysis.

Jina Cho

PhD Student, 1st year

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Education
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA

Research Interest:
Design of solid oxide electrolysis cell for carbon dioxide reduction

Nicholas (Nick) Carpentieri

PhD Student, 1st year

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Education
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Drexel University, PA, USA

Research Interest:
Dynamic catalysts for CO desorption via photocatalysis.

Onyema Obi

PhD Student, 1st year

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Education
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Research Interest:

Tuning solid-solid interfacial catalysis in alkali metal-air battery cathodes.

Undergraduate Student


Jaatani Abdi

Third-Year Undergraduate Student

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Education
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

Research Interest:
Design on multifunctional catalysts in the domain of supported and encapsulated structures for selective catalysis. Jaatani has formerly researched on the design of zeolite-based catalysts for methane dehydroaromatization with Dr. Rajamani Gounder.

Julia Lamy

Second-Year Undergraduate Student

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Education
B.S.E. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

Research Interest:
Design of multifunctional catalysts in the domain of supported and encapsulated structures for selective catalysis.

Klaertje Hesselink

Second-Year Undergraduate Student

[email protected]

Education
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Iowa

Research Interest

Development of robust cathode materials for Na/Li-air batteries.


Alumni


NameCurrent/Last Known PositionOrganization
Juliana CarneiroAssistant ProfessorColumbia University, NY
XiangKui GuProfessorWuhan University, China
Anirban DasAssociate ProfessorAMITY University, India
Samji SamiraPostdoctoral ResearcherUniversity of California Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Asha MudiyanselageResearch ChemistMagni Coatings, MI, USA
Xiangfei MaPostdoctoral ResearcherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA, USA
Ayad NacyResearch ScientistSyzygy Plasmonics, Texas, USA
Bingwen WangResearch ScientistBASF, MI, USA
John Carl CamayangPhD StudentMax Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany
Hao QinPhD StudentUniversity of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA
Jillian WilliamsPhD StudentUniversity of California Los Angeles, CA
Katharina DirnbauerMS StudentGraz University of Technology, Austria
Elif TezelPhD StudentUniversity of Oslo, Norway
Lucas Freitas de Lima e FreitasResearch ScientistVibra Energia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jessica BeckUndergraduate StudentUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Jessica J.
Maikon Alves Freire
Isabela Tatem Roosevelt University, USA
Kasidej JungrakangthongTechnical Support ManagerProctor & Gamble, Thailand
Laura Ivette HerreraResearch ScientistDow Chemical Company, USA
Abdul RihanDTE Energy, MI, USA
Bruno AraujoMinistry of Economics, Brazil
Brunna SouzaDow Chemical Company, Brazil
Casey Pepin
Enxhi XhafaBrose Group, MI, USA
Isabela SouzaNitro Quimica, Brazil
Jonathan Brooks
Mariana SouzaBunge Brasil, Brazil
Max Laylson LucenaCompanhia Sidurergica do Pecem, Brazil
Montserrat DiazConsumers Energy, MI, USA
Owen OesterlingDoosan Fuel Cell America, Inc., CT, USA
Rami Abou-KarrBayer Crop Science, IA, USA
Roger BroccaTopWay School, Brazil
Samarah NovaesOxiteno, Brazil
Suzana MeiraFurukawa Electric LatAm, Brazil
Vitor A. de Silva
Zachary Kuczera
Kristian MatesicGeneral Motors, MI, USA
Aleksandra GrykoPfizer, MI, USA
Krishna PatelChemical EngineerCummins R&D, IN, USA
Sanehdeep Kaur
Julia Mlinarevic
Abraheim Raychouni
Genevieve Yarema