Principal Investigator
 

Bart M. Bartlett

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
E-mail: bartmb@umich.edu

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Chemistry Debut: 1996

Washington University in St. Louis A.B. summa cum laude, Chemistry 2000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry 2005
University of California, Berkeley UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow 2008

Graduate Students
 

James J. Brancho

3rd year inorganic student
E-mail: jbrancho@umich.edu

Hometown: Canonsburg, PA
Chemistry Debut: 2007

Duquesne University B.S. magna cum laude, Chemistry 2011

Research Project: Synthesis of bulk heterojunction tungstates and alloys for solar water oxidation


Xiaoguang Hao

5th year materials chemistry student
E-mail: xghao@umich.edu

Hometown: Xianxin, HeBei province, China
Chemistry Debut: 2002

Chongqing University B.S. Applied Chemistry 2006
Chongqing University M.S. Applied Chemistry 2009

Research Project: Synthesis and defect structure analysis of complex oxides for Li-ion battery electrodes


Benjamin M. Klepser

4th year organic chemistry student
E-mail: bklepser@umich.edu

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Chemistry Debut: 2007

Calvin College B.S. Biochemistry 2010

Research Project: Synthesis and electrochemical characterization of molecular water oxidation catalysts


Charles R. Lhermitte

3rd year inorganic chemistry student
E-mail: clhermit@umich.edu

Hometown: Miami, FL
Chemistry Debut: 2007

University of Miami B.S. Chemistry 2011

Research Project: Molecular mechanism of photoelectrochemical water oxidation on tungstate materials


Emily G. Nelson

5th year inorganic chemistry student
E-mail: egnelson@umich.edu

Hometown Celedonia, MI
Chemistry Debut: 2004

Calvin College B.S. Biochemistry 2009

Research Project: Electrolytes for multi-valent Mg2+-ion batteries


Kayla J. Pyper

4th year inorganic chemistry student
E-mail: kpyper@umich.edu

Hometown: Chesterfield, MI
Chemistry Debut: 2006

Abilene Christian University B.S. cum laude, Chemistry and Mathematics 2010

Research Project: Graphene-modified electrodes for solar water oxidation


Joseph E. Yourey

5th year chemical biology student
E-mail: youreyj@umich.edu

Hometown: Hegins, PA
Chemistry Debut: 2005

University of Pittsburgh B.S. cum laude, Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences 2009

Research Project: Thin film transition metal tungstate photoanodes for solar water oxidation


Postdoctoral Fellow  

Dr. Vinodkumar Etacheri

MMPEI Partnerships for Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow
E-mail: etacheri@umich.edu

Hometown:
Chemistry Debut: 1998

Kannur University B.Sc. Chemistry 2002
Kannur University M.Sc. Materials Chemistry 2005
Dublin Institute of Technology Ph.D. Materials Chemistry 2010
Bar Ilan University Postdoctoral Fellow 2012

Research Project: Synthesis and modeling of complex metal oxides for Li-ion battery electrodes


Rotation Students
 

Emilia J. Groso

1st year organic chemistry student
E-mail: egroso@umich.edu

Hometown: Carson City, NV
Chemistry Debut: 2009

University of Nevada, Reno B.S., in cursu honorum, magna cum laude, Professional Chemistry 2013

Research Project: Synthesis and electrochemical characterization of molecular water oxidation catalysts


Jacob C. Lutter

1st year inorganic chemistry student
E-mail: jclutter@umich.edu

Hometown: New Freedom, PA
Chemistry Debut: 2009

Shippensburg University B.S., Chemistry 2013

Research Project: Synthesis and magnetic characterization of disordered LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 battery materials


Undergraduates
 

Scott I. Brody

Undergraduate Researcher
E-mail: sibrody@umich.edu

Hometown: Highland Park, IL
Chemistry Debut: 2012

University of Michigan Biochemistry ~2016

Research Project: Electrolytes for multi-valent Mg2+-ion batteries


Christopher D. Dinh

Undergraduate Researcher
E-mail: dinhcd@umich.edu

Hometown: Midland, MI
Chemistry Debut: 2013

University of Michigan Chemical Engineering ~2017

Research Project: Synthesis of titanium(III) precursors for preparing crystalline TiN


Taylor C. Evans

Undergraduate Researcher
E-mail: taevans@umich.edu

Hometown: Manchester, MI
Chemistry Debut: 2010

University of Michigan Chemistry ~2014

Research Project: Synthesis of main group tungstates for photoelectrochemical water oxidation


Joshua B. Kurtz

Undergraduate Researcher
E-mail: joskurtz@umich.edu

Hometown: Traverse City, MI
Chemistry Debut: 2010

University of Michigan Biochemistry ~2014

Research Project: Synthesis and electrochemistry of metal tungstate photoelectrodes


Scott M. Thierbacker

Undergraduate Researcher
E-mail: thierbs@umich.edu

Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI
Chemistry Debut: 2011

University of Michigan Chemical Engineering ~2015

Research Project: Synthesis of defect-free LiMn2O4 spinel for Li-ion battery electrodes


Wesley R. Vear

Undergraduate Researcher
E-mail: wvear@umich.edu

Hometown: Marquette, MI
Chemistry Debut: 2011

University of Michigan Chemistry & Economics ~2016

Research Project: Synthesis and electrochemical characterization of molecular water oxidation catalysts


Group Alumni  

Former Ph.D. Students
Dr. Tanya M. Breault Ph.D. Chemistry, 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan
     
Former Postdoctoral Scholars
Dr. Andrea Geyer Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010 Assistant Professor, University of Saint Francis, Ft. Wayne, IN
Dr. Yenting Kuo UMEI PISET Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow at National Cheng Kung University
Dr. Brendan J. Liddle Michigan Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011 Research Manager at Materion Advanced Chemicals, Milwaukee, WI
     
Former Undergraduates and Rotation Students
Mark H. Austin B.S. Biochemistry, 2012 Medical Student at Wayne State University
Andrew W. Bielawski B.S. Chemistry, 2012 Associate Scientist at Cayman Chemical
Ryan W. Bradstreet B.S. Chemistry, 2010 Medical Student at Michigan State University
Brendan P. Clifford M.S. Chemistry, 2012 Chemist at Pacific Industrial Development Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI
Aaron J. Goodman B.S. summa cum laude Chemistry and Pure Mathematics, 2012 Graduate Student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael J. Holland B.S. Biochemistry, 2011 Graduate Student at Northwestern University
Joel A. Koper Senior Biochemistry Student  
Sarah Simmons M.S. Chemistry, 2008 Faculty, Glen Oaks Community College, Centreville, MI
Elayne M. Thomas Sophomore Chemical Engineering Student  
David F. Yancey B.S. Chemistry, 2009 Graduate Student at the University of Texas, Austin
Stephen J. Zelda B.S. Chemistry, 2013