Principal Investigator
 

Bart M. Bartlett

Associate 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

4th 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


Samuel L. Esarey

2nd year materials chemistry student
E-mail: slesarey@umich.edu

Hometown: Blairsville, PA
Chemistry Debut: 2009

Denison University B.S. cum laude, Chemistry 2013

Research Project: Synthesis of tandem molecular/solid-state architectures for photocatalytic water oxidation


Benjamin M. Klepser

5th 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

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

Hometown: Miami, FL
Chemistry Debut: 2007

University of Miami B.S. Chemistry 2011

Research Project: Microscale architectures for improving photoelectrochemical water oxidation on tungstate materials


Emily G. Nelson

6th year inorganic chemistry student
E-mail: egnelson@umich.edu

Hometown Celedonia, MI
Chemistry Debut: 2004

Calvin College B.S. Biochemistry 2009

Research Project: Air- and moisture stable electrolytes for multivalent Mg2+-ion batteries


Kayla J. Pyper

5th 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: Electronic structure measurements on surface-modified electrodes for solar water oxidation


Frances A. Venable

2nd year inorganic chemistry student
E-mail: fav@umich.edu

Hometown: Blue Springs, MO
Chemistry Debut: 2009

Park University B.S. summa cum laude, Chemistry 2013

Research Project: Templated growth of metal oxide nanostructures for Li-ion battery electrodes


Rotation Students  

Adam J. Crowe

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

Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI
Chemistry Debut: 2010

Wayne State University B.S. summa cum laude, Biochemistry 2014

Research Project: Chemical synthesis and electrochemical characterization of stable electrolytes for multivalent Mg2+-ion batteries


Sofiya Hlynchuk

1st year materials chemistry student
E-mail: hylnsofi@umich.edu

Hometown: Sloatsburg, NY
Chemistry Debut: 2010

Rochester Institute of Technology B.S. summa cum laude, Chemistry 2014

Research Project: Nanostructured architectures for high efficiency photoelectrocatalysis


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: Synthesis of electrolytes for multivalent 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


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 and Old Group Photos  

Former Ph.D. Students
Dr. Tanya M. Breault Ph.D. Chemistry, 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan
Dr. Xiaoguang Hao Ph.D. Chemistry, 2014 Research Associate at Nissan North America, Farmington Hills, MI
Dr. Joseph E. Yourey Ph.D. Chemistry, 2014 Research Scientist at DuPont Chemical Company, Wilmington, DE
     
Former Postdoctoral Scholars
Dr. Vinodkumar Etacheri UMEI PISET Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
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 in Ph.D. Programs
Andrew W. Bielawski B.S. Chemistry, 2012 Graduate Student at the University of Michigan
Taylor C. Evans B.S. Chemistry, 2014 Graduate Student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
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
David F. Yancey B.S. Chemistry, 2009 Research Scientist at Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
 

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin, 2014