Group Members

Postdocs and Research Associates

Dr. Nongnuch Artrith

Email: na2782@columbia.edu

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

Yumeng Liu

Email: yl4197@columbia.edu

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

 

 

 

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

 

Dong Wang

Email: dw2931@columbia.edu

Research Interests: Investigating the catalytic catenation of CO2 and H2 to form hydrocarbons using non-precious metal catalysts.

 

Dr. Zhenhua (Harvey) Xie

Email: zhenhuaxie@bnl.gov

Research Interests: Understanding and developing advanced catalysts for the upgrading of CO2 and shale gas or renewable hydrogen into value-added chemicals using combined approaches of kinetic analysis, in situ synchrotron characterizations and theoretical calculations.

Ph.D. Students

Neal Biswas

Email: anb2185@columbia.edu

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

 

 

 

Steven Denny

Email: sd3175@columbia.edu

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

 

Hansen Mou

Email: hm2806@columbia.edu

Research Interests: Investigating the electrocatalytic properties of transition metal carbides
and oxides for the reduction of alcohols to value-added products.

 

William Porter

Email: wnp2105@columbia.edu

Research Interests: Investigating the epoxidation of hydrocarbons using surface science techniques.

 

 

 

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Lea Winter

Email: lrw2135@columbia.edu

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