Principal Investigator  
Bart M. Bartlett, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Hometown: St. Louis, MO | e-mail: bartmb
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, 2005 - 2008
University of Michigan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2008 - 2014
Graduate Students  
James J. Brancho, 6th year inorganic chemistry doctoral candidate
Hometown: Canonsburg, PA | e-mail: jbrancho
Duquesne University, B.S. magna cum laude, Chemistry, 2011
Dissertation project: solution-based syntheses of metal nitride and oxynitride materials for (photo)electrocatalysis
Andrew G. Breuhaus-Alvarez, 2nd year inorganic chemistry student
Hometown: Issaquah, WA | e-mail: breuhaa
Western Washington University, B.S. Physics & Chemistry, 2015
Dissertation project: determining mechanisms of oxygen-evolution electrocatalysts coupled to light-absorbing semiconductors
Adam J. Crowe, 3rd year inorganic chemistry doctoral candidate
Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI | e-mail: ajcrowe
Wayne State University, B.S. summa cum laude, Biochemistry, 2014
Dissertation project: synthesis and electrochemical characterization of electrolytes and electrode materials for Mg2+-ion batteries
Samuel L. Esarey, 4th year materials chemistry student doctoral candidate
Hometown: Blairsville, PA | e-mail: slesarey
Denison University, B.S. cum laude, Chemistry, 2013
Dissertation project: synthesis of metastable oxide catalysts for (photo)electrochemical oxygen evolution
Charles R. Lhermitte, 6th year inorganic chemistry doctoral candidate
Hometown: Miami, FL | e-mail: clhermit
University of Miami, B.S. Chemistry, 2011
Dissertation project: reaction mechanisms of photoelectrochemical oxygen evolution on WO3 and CuWO4
Aaron D. Proctor, 3rd year materials chemistry doctoral candidate
Hometown: Springfield, MO | e-mail: aarproct
Missouri State University, B.S. summa cum laude, Chemistry, 2012
Missouri State University, M. S. Chemistry, 2014
Dissertation project: chemoselective photoelectrochemical oxidation reactions of organic substrates on semiconductors
Postdoctoral Fellows  
John L. DiMeglio
Hometown: Staten Island, NY | e-mail: jldime
Muhlenberg College, B.S. Chemistry with honors, 2010
University of Delaware, Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, 2016
Research project: mechanisms of oxidation reactions on semiconductor photoelectrodes
Daniel A. McCurry
Hometown: Edgewater, NJ | e-mail: dmcurr
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.S. summa cum laude, Chemistry, 2011
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, 2016
Research project: air-stable synthesis of lead halide perovskite solar cells
Rotation Students  
Nathaniel Z. Hardin
Hometown: Woodhaven, MI | e-mail: nathardi
Wayne State University, B.S. cum laude, Biochemistry and chemical biology, 2016.
Rotation project: preparing metal chalcogenide nanosheets for Mg-ion cathode materials
Kori McDonald
Hometown: Durham, NC | e-mail korimc
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, B.S. Chemistry summa cum laude, 2016.
Rotation project: preparing complex oxide nanocrystals for exploring photocatalytic oxidation reactions
Joel C. Holland
Hometown: Okemos, MI | e-mail: hollanj
University of Michigan, B.S.E. Chemical Engineering, expected 2019
Research project: synthesis of ligand scaffolds for anchoring metal complexes to solid materials
Shobhana Panuganti
Hometown: Naperville, IL | e-mail: shobhana
University of Michigan, B.S. Chemistry, expected 2018
Research project: synthesis of complex oxide photocatalysts for organic oxidation reactions
Kyle K. Stringham
Hometown: Jackson, MI | e-mail: kstrings
University of Michigan, B.S. Chemistry, 2016
Research project: synthesis of metal oxides for reversible lithium- and magnesium-ion storage

Group Alumni and Old Group Photos

Former Ph.D. Students
Dr. Tanya M. (Breault) Moore Ph.D. Chemistry, 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Lab
Dr. Xiaoguang Hao Ph.D. Chemistry, 2014 Senior R&D Engineer at SageGlass North America, Faribault, MN
Dr. Benjamin M. Klepser Ph.D. Chemistry, 2015 Ph.D. Professional Development Program at BASF
Dr. Emily G. Nelson Ph.D. Chemistry, 2015 Research Scientist at Lockheed Martin, Cambridge MA
Dr. Kayla J. Pyper Ph.D. Chemistry, 2015 Visiting Assistant Professor at Hope College, Holland, 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 Fellow, 2013 Scientist at the IMDEA Materials Research Institute-Madrid, Spain
Dr. Andrea Geyer Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010 Assistant professor, University of Saint Francis, Ft. Wayne, IN
Dr. Yenting Kuo UMEI PISET Fellow, 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Dr. Brendan J. Liddle Michigan Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011 Research Manager at Materion Advanced Chemicals, Milwaukee, WI
Dr. Dillip K. Panda UMEI PISET Fellow, 2016  
Former Undergraduate Co-authors or UM Undergrads with > 2 years in lab and now in Ph.D. Programs
Mark H. Austin B.S. Biochemistry, 2012 Medical Student at Wayne State University
Andrew W. Bielawski B.S. Chemistry, 2012 MSE Graduate Student at the University of Michigan
Scott I. Brody B.S. Biochemistry, 2016 Medicinal Chem. Gradaute Student at the University of Minnesota
Taylor C. Evans B.S. Chemistry, 2014 Chemistry Graduate Student at the University of Wisconson, Madison
Aaron J. Goodman B.S. summa cum laude Chemistry and Pure Mathematics, 2012 NSF Chemistry Graduate Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael J. Holland B.S. Biochemistry, 2011 Chemistry Graduate Student at Northwestern University
Joshua B. Kurtz B. S. Honors Biochemistry, 2014 Medical Student at the University of Michigan
J. Garret Verwer B.S. Chemistry (Mercyhurst University), 2016 Chemistry Rackham Merit Fellow at the University of Michigan
Dr. David F. Yancey B.S. Chemistry, 2009; Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2014 Research Scientist at Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
Former Visiting Scholars
Paul C. Clabaut M.S. Summer Research Intern, 2016 Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Master's Chemistry Student