Rutgers Catalysis Research Center

  • Asefa, Tewodros (Teddy)

    • Title: Associate Professor
    • Department / Research Program: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology & Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
    • Email: tasefa@rci.rutgers.edu
    • Phone: 848-445-2970
    • Detailed Profile: http://rutchem.rutgers.edu/asefa_teddy
    • Research Areas: Catalysis, nanomaterials synthesis, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, water splitting and hydrogen production, fuel cells, solar PV.
    • Energy Research Focus: Development of novel, sustainable nanomaterials that allow the production of ‘clean’ and renewable energy (such as hydrogen) from sustainable sources (such as water). Development of new synthetic methods for various novel multifunctional nanomaterials for catalysis, electrocatalysis, and photocatalysis and investigation of their properties. Synthesis of novel nanostructured and nanoporous semiconductor thin films for solar cells.
  • Birnie, Dunbar P., III

    • Title: Professor and Corning Saint-Gobain Malcolm G. McLaren Chair
    • Department / Research Program: Materials Science and Engineering
    • Email: dunbar.birnie@rutgers.edu
    • Phone: 848-445-5605
    • Detailed Profile: http://mse.rutgers.edu/dunbar_p_birnie_iii
    • Research Areas: Photovoltaic devices, Solar power systems, Solar+battery systems for energy resilience, Future electric transportation, Renewable energy storage in vehicle batteries.
    • Energy Research Focus: Chemical growth of thin film solar cells to enable low-cost future solar technology. Looking at earth-abundant compositions and environmentally friendly chemistries. Interested in the logistical, social, and technological aspects of our transformation from gasoline to electricity for regular commuter transportation in our densely populated state. This is embodied in the "Solar-2-Vehicle" project that emphasizes work-place solar generation and vehicle plug-in to supply reasonable local commuting on green power. Interested in strategically adding battery capacity to solar array sites to provide energy resiliency in future storm/mishap scenarios. We have focused on solar availability and the relative match in size of battery with the size of the solar array.
  • Celik, Fuat E.

    • Title: Assistant Professor
    • Department / Research Program: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
    • Email: fuat.celik@rutgers.edu
    • Phone: 848-445-5558
    • Detailed Profile: http://celik.rutgers.edu/
    • Research Areas: Catalysis, Photocatalysis, Biofuels, Carbon Capture
    • Energy Research Focus: We seek to understand how the microscopic structure and chemical composition of a catalyst relate to the macroscopically observable activity and selectivity for a desirable chemical reaction. We apply this to developing alternative and renewable fuels and chemicals.
  • Dismukes, G. Charles

    • Title: Distinguished Professor
    • Department / Research Program: Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Graduate Program in Biochemistry and Microbiology, Institute for Advanced Materials and Device Nanotechnology
    • Email: dismukes@rutgers.edu
    • Phone: 848-445-1489
    • Detailed Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/people/faculty-bio/138-dismukes-charles
    • Research Areas: Catalysis, materials chemistry, solar energy and solar fuels, natural photosynthesis
    • Energy Research Focus: Synthesis of catalysts for artificial photosynthesis, design of reverse fuel cells (photoelectrochemical), engineering of microalgae for biomass/biofuels, tools for investigating these systems.
  • Fabris, Laura

    • Title: Associate Professor
    • Department / Research Program: Materials Science and Engineering and IAMDN
    • Email: lfabris@rci.rutgers.edu
    • Phone: 848-445-5606
    • Detailed Profile: http://nanolab.rutgers.edu/Nanolab/Home.html
    • Research Areas: Organic PV, Materials synthesis, Materials Characterization
    • Energy Research Focus: Synthesis of gold nanorods for OPV efficiency enhancement. Deconvoluting the plasmonic and the morphology contributions to the efficiency enhancements in OPVs originating from blending plasmonic nanoparticles in the polymer active layer. Comparison of theory and experiment.
  • Feldman, Leonard C.

    • Title: Director, IAMDN; Vice President, Physical Science and Engineering Partnerships
    • Department / Research Program: Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology (IAMDN)
    • Email: L.C.FELDMAN@RUTGERS.EDU
    • Phone: 848-445-4524
    • Detailed Profile: http://iamdn.rutgers.edu/iamdn-executive-committee/83-feldman-leonard-c
    • Research Areas: Electronic Materials, Surface and Interface Science, Condensed Matter Physics; Thin Films, Epitaxy, Materials Science, Nanostructures; Materials Modification and Analysis Using Ion Beams; Organization and administration of academic research; Science education.
    • Energy Research Focus: Research into high power, high temperature semiconductor devices for energy conversion and transmission. Semiconductor interface science as applied to photovoltaics and other semiconductor devices
  • Goldman, Alan

    • Title: Professor
    • Department / Research Program: Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology; Laboratory for Surface Modification
    • Email: alan.goldman@rutgers.edu
    • Phone: 848-445-5232
    • Detailed Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/the-goldman-group-home
    • Research Areas: Hydrocarbons, Catalysts, Diesel Fuel, Transportation Fuels.
    • Energy Research Focus: My group is focused on the reactions between transition metal complexes and simple organic molecules, particularly hydrocarbons. Our work generally involves a mechanism-based approach to the development of catalysts.
  • Häggblom, Max M.

    • Title: Distinguished Professor and Chair
    • Department / Research Program: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
    • Email: haggblom@sebs.rutgers.edu
    • Phone: 848-932-5646
    • Detailed Profile: http://dbm.rutgers.edu/profile.php?PID=10
    • Research Areas: Biofuels, lignoaromatics, methanogenesis, microbial carbon degradation
    • Energy Research Focus: Anaerobic degradation of lingo-aromatic compounds to methane. Characterization of microbial communities and genes responsible for the degradation of phenolic compounds. Arctic and boreal microbial ecosystem responses to climate change.
  • Li, Jing

    • Title: Distinguished Professor
    • Department / Research Program: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    • Email: jingl@rutgers.edu
    • Phone: 848-445-3758
    • Detailed Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/jinglilab
    • Research Areas: Energy Conversion and Storage, CO2 Capture, LEDs, Catalysis, Solar PV
    • Energy Research Focus: Our recent work focuses largely on the design, synthesis, characterization, modification and understanding the chemistry of new materials with improved and enhanced functionality that are potentially important for clean and renewable energy storage and conversion, including photovoltaics, solid-state lighting, H2/CH4 storage and CO2 capture, catalysis and sensing. http://chem.rutgers.edu/people/faculty-bio/177-li-jing

    Personal Profile: http://chem.rutgers.edu/people/faculty-bio/177-li-jing

  • Young, Lily Y.