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: Solution-based synthesis of metal nitride and oxynitride materials for photo- and electrocatalysis


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


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


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: Reaction mechanisms of photoelectrochemical oxygen evolution on WO3 and tungstate materials


Aaron D. Proctor

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

Hometown: Springfield, MO
Chemistry Debut: 2008

Missouri State University B.S. summa cum laude, Chemistry 2012
Missouri State University M.S. Chemistry 2014

Research Project: Photoelectrochemical oxidation reactions of organic substrates on metal oxide semiconductors


Postdoctoral Fellow  

Dillip K. Panda

UM Energy Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
E-mail: dpanda@umich.edu

Hometown: Balasore, India
Chemistry Debut: 1995

Utkal University (Orissa, India) B.S. Chemistry with Honors 1998
Sambalpur University (Orissa, India) M.S. Chemistry 2002
University of Wollongong (Australia) Ph.D. Chemistry 2011
Florida State University Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2015

Research Project: Design, synthesis, and testing of perovskite-based hybrid organic-inorganic solar cells


Rotation Students  

Andrew G. Breuhaus-Alvarez

Incoming materials chemistry student
E-mail: breuhaa@umich.edu

Hometown: Issaquah, WA
Chemistry Debut: 2009

Western Washington University B.S. Physics & Chemistry 2015

Research Project: Incorporating oxide electrocatalysts for wate oxidation on II-VI semiconductors thin films


Undergraduates
 

Brandon P. Dailey

Freshman chemical engineering major
E-mail: bpdailey@umich.edu

Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
Chemistry Debut: 2014

University of Michigan B.S.E. Chemical Engineering ~2018

Research Project: Incorporating oxide electrocatalysts for wate oxidation on II-VI semiconductors thin films


Nils E. Strand

Sophomore chemistry and computer science major
E-mail: strandn@umich.edu

Hometown: Potomac, MD
Chemistry Debut: 2013

University of Michigan B.S. Chemistry & B.S.E. Computer Science ~2017

Research Project: Benchmarking catalyst stability on semiconductor surfaces


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. Benjamin M. Klepser Ph.D. Chemistry, 2015 Research Fellow at BASF Chemical Company
Dr. Emily G. Nelson Ph.D. Chemistry, 2015  
Dr. Kayla J. Pyper Ph.D. Chemistry, 2015 Lecturer at the University of Michigan
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
Dr. David F. Yancey B.S. Chemistry, 2009 Research Scientist at Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
 

Ph.D. Chemistry, UT Austin, 2014