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Center for Rational Catalyst Synthesis:
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University of South Carolina

regalbuto, JR

JR RegalbutoplaceholderTitle: Director; Professor of Chemical Engineering; SmartState Chair of Catalysis for Renewable Fuels
Phone: 803-777-5501
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Location: 018 (Horizon 1), UofSC
Research Focus: Single and bimetallic catalyst synthesis, catalytic kinetics

Monnier, john

John MonnierplaceholderTitle: Deputy Director and Industrial Liaison, Research Professor of Chemical Engineering, Retired from Eastman Chemical Co.
Phone: 803-777-6813
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Location: 3C04 (SWGN), UofSC
Research Focus: Single and bimetallic catalyst synthesis, catalytic kinetics


williams, chris

Chris WilliamsplaceholderTitle: USC Site Director, Professor of Chemical Engineering
Phone: 803-777-0143
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Location: 2C15 (SWGN), UofSC
Research Focus: Nanoparticle synthesis and in-situ spectroscopy

Lauterbach, Jochen

Jochen LauterbachplaceholderTitle: Professor of Chemical Engineering
and CoEE Endowed Chair
Phone: 803-777-7904
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Location: 135 (Horizon 1), UofSC
Research Focus: Nanoparticle synthesis, high throughput experimentation, spectroscopy


Chen, Donna

Donna ChenplaceholderTitle: Adjunct Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Phone: 803-777-9914
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Location: 224 (GSRC), UofSC
Research Focus: Surface science, Metal cluster and nanoparticle chemistry

Vannucci, Aaron

Aaron VannucciplaceholderTitle: Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Phone: 803-576-6071
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Location: 015 (Horizon 1), UofSC
Research Focus: Electrocatalysis, inorganic chemistry, organometallics, small molecule transformation


heyden, andreas

Andreas HeydenplaceholderTitle: Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Phone: 803-777-5025
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Location: 2C17 (SWGN), UofSC
Research Focus: Computations for nanomaterial science and catalysis for energy production

Mustain, Williams

Bill MustainplaceholderTitle: Professor of Chemical Engineering
Phone: 803-576-6393
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Location: 2C09 (SWGN), UofSC
Research Focus: Electrocatalysis and fuel cells


adams, Rick

Rick AdamsplaceholderTitle: Carolina Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Phone: 803-777-9914
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Location: 508 (GSRC), UofSC
Research Focus: Surface science, Metal cluster and nanoparticle chemistry

Diao, Weijian

Weijian DiaoplaceholderTitle: Research Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Phone: 803-777-8265
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Location: 3C04 (SWGN), UofSC
Research Focus: Single and bimetallic catalyst synthesis, catalytic kinetics


Alexeev, Oleg

Oleg AlexeevplaceholderTitle: Research Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Phone: 803-777-9914
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Location: 2C33 (SWGN), UofSC
Research Focus: Nanoparticle synthesis and in-situ spectroscopy

Meekins, Benjamin

Ben MeekinsplaceholderTitle: Research Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Phone: 803-413-0950
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Location: 111 (Horizon 1), UofSC
Research Focus: Photovoltaics and photocatalysis


Virginia Commonwealth University

Gupton, B. Frank

guptonplaceholderTitle: VCU Site Director and Industrial Liaison, Research Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering
Phone: (804) 828-4799
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Location: Virginia Commonwealth University
Research Focus: Nanoparticle synthesis and process intensification

El-Shall, M. Samy

Samy El-ShallplaceholderTitle: Professor of Physical Chemistry
Phone: 804-828-3518
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Location: Virgina Commonwealth Unviersity
Research Focus: Metal clusters, nucleation and nano-structured materials


Carpenter, Everett

Everrett CarpenterplaceholderTitle: Professor of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
Phone: 804-828-7508
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Location: Virgina Commonwealth University
Research Focus: Magnetic nanoparticles, cove-shell nanometals

Fong, Stephen

Stephen FongplaceholderTitle: Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering
Phone: 804-828-3846
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Location: Virgina Commonwealth University
Research Focus: Molecular engineering, computational modelling


Khanna, shiv

Shiv KhannaplaceholderTitle: Commonwealth Professor of Physics
Phone: 804-828-2407
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Location: Virgina Commonwealth University
Research Focus: Theoretical condensed matter, Theoretical nanoscience

Bertino, Massimo

Massimo BertinoplaceholderTitle: Associate Professor of Physics
Phone: 804-828-6343
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Location: Virgina Commonwealth Unviersity
Research Focus: Experimental nanoscience


El-Kaderi, Hany

Hany El-KaderiplaceholderTitle: Associate Professor of Chemistry
Phone: 804-828-7505
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Location: Virgina Commonwealth Unviersity
Research Focus: Inorganic, Materials/Nanoscience

Tang, Christina

Christina TangplaceholderTitle: Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Phone: 804-827-1917
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Location: Virgina Commonwealth Unviersity
Research Focus: Polymer nanomaterial synthesis hybrids with inorganic nanoparticles


Reber, Arthur

Art ReberplaceholderTitle: Research Associate Professor of Physics
Phone: 804-828-7149
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Location: Virgina Commonwealth Unviersity
Research Focus: Computational catalysis, catalytic properties of atomic clusters and assemblies

Castano, Carlos

Carlos CastanoplaceholderTitle: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 804-828-1998
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Location: Virgina Commonwealth Unviersity
Research Focus: Surface properties of materials for energy applications


Roper, Thomas

Thomas RoperplaceholderTitle: Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of Pharmaceutical Engineering Program
Phone: 919-260-5509
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Location: Virgina Commonwealth Unviersity
Research Focus: Novel medical technologies

Rojas, Jessika

Jessika RojasplaceholderTitle: Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Phone: 804-828-4267
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Location: Virgina Commonwealth Unviersity
Research Focus: Nanomaterials and radiation-induced synthesis


Ferri, James

James FerriplaceholderTitle: Professor of Chemical Engineering
Phone:
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Location: Virgina Commonwealth Unviersity
Research Focus:


University of California, Davis and Berkeley

Katz, Alexander

Alex KatzplaceholderTitle: UCB/UCD Site Director and Industrial Liaison, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Phone: (510) 679-7606
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Location: University of California, Berkeley
Research Focus: Molecular Engineering of Single-Site Solid Catalysts and Functional Materials

Gates, Bruce

Bruce GatesplaceholderTitle: Professor of Chemical Engineering
Phone: 530-752-3953
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Location: University of California, Davis
Research Focus: Catalysis by structurally simple supported metal clusters


Bare, Simon

Simon BareplaceholderTitle: Adjunct Faculty - Director, Chemistry and Catalysis at SSRL SLAC Accelerator Lab
Phone: 650-926-2629
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Location: University of California, Davis
Research Focus: In-situ/Operando Characterization

Ciston, Jim

Jim CistonplaceholderTitle: Career Staff Scientist, National Center for Electron Microscopy at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Phone: 510.495.8072
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Location: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Research Focus: Advanced Electron Microscopy Techniques


Durkin, Kathleen

Kathleen DurkinplaceholderTitle: Molecular Graphics and Computation Facility Manager
Phone: 510 642-6719
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Location: University of California, Berkeley
Research Focus: Electronic Structure Computations

Kronawitter, Coleman

Coleman KronawitterplaceholderTitle: Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Phone: 530-752-5882
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Location: University of California, Davis
Research Focus: Zeolite supported metal catalysts


Kulkarni, Ambarish

Ambarish KulkarniplaceholderTitle: Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Phone: 530-754-0891
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Location: University of California, Davis
Research Focus: Multi-scale Molecular Modeling for Catalysis

Runnebaum, Ron

Ron RunnebaumplaceholderTitle: Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Phone: 530-752-7483
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Location: University of California, Davis
Research Focus: Organometallic clusters and Zeolite supported metal catalysts