Group Members

Postdocs and Research Associates

Dr. Nongnuch Artrith

Email: na2782@columbia.edu

Research interest: Atomistic computational materials simulations for energy applications, and development of machine learning models for accelerating the generation of fundamental materials insights (http://ann.atomistic.net).

 

Qun He

Email: qh2204@columbia.edu

Research interest: Synthesis of nanomaterials for  applications in energy conversion and storage. Materials analysis and mechanistic study using synchrotron-based spectroscopic techniques (XAFS, XPS, UPS, FTIR, XRD). Resume

 

 

Dr. Ji Hoon Lee

Email: jl5113@columbia.edu

Research interest: Developing and analyzing novel functional materials for energy storage and conversion with in-situ X-ray techniques. Resume

 

Dr. Shuang Liu

Email: lius@ouc.edu.cn, sl4557@columbia.edu

Research interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; Exhaust purification; Catalytic conversion; Nano-catalyst design.

Research ongoing at Columbia: Plasma-assisted catalytic conversion of CO2 and hydrocarbons. Resume

Yumeng Liu

Email: yl4197@columbia.edu

Research interest: Developing the electrocatalytic activity of transition metal carbides for CO2 reduction and ethylene evolution.

Xiaoran Niu

Email: xiaoranniu@hit.edu.cn

Research interest: Plasma catalysis of CO2 to value-added products. In situ Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to investigate detailed reaction profiles.

 

 

Dong Tian

Email: dt2647@columbia.edu

Research interests: Study thermochemical (alkane conversion, CO2 hydrogenation) and electrochemical (HER, CO2RR) reaction mechanisms on metals and supported metal catalysts by Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations. Resume

Ph.D. Students

Neal Biswas

Email: anb2185@columbia.edu

Research interest: Optimizing the electrocatalytic activity of transition metal carbides for hydrogen evolution and CO2 reduction.

 

 

 

Steven Denny

Email: sd3175@columbia.edu

Research interest: Probing transition metal carbides as catalyst supports for a broad range of electrochemical reactions. Characterizing TMCs using surface science techniques.

 

zhexiZhexi Lin

Email: zl2453@columbia.edu

Research interest: Investigation of selective hydrodeoxygenation with metal carbide catalysts for biomass upgrading via surface science approaches. Resume

program pictureBrian Tackett

Email: bt2391@columbia.edu

Research interest: Developing novel catalysts aimed at facilitating the use of water electrolysis and fuel cells as large-scale renewable energy storage solutions. Resume

HeadshotLea Winter

Email: lrw2135@columbia.edu

Research interest: Catalytic catenation of CO2 and methane to form hydrocarbons using non-precious metal catalysts and plasma.