The Heterogeneous Catalysis & Materials Chemistry Group researches at the interface of heterogeneous catalysis and materials chemistry. Targeted research areas include synthetic biofuels, carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion by photocatalytic and chemical methods, hydrogen generation and purification, and water purification by photocatalysis and adsorption. We have a strong focus on materials which include transition metals, oxides, oxynitrides, and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). The research efforts have applications in green chemistry and sustainability.
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John Kuhn earned his B.S. from the University of Dayton and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, he started at USF in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering in 2009.
Recent News (more news)
May 2022 - Congratulations to Magda Tsarpalini for defending her PhD and graduating this semester.
May 2022 - Congratulations to Eesha Bhattacharjee for defending her MS and graduating this semester.
November 2021 - Several presentations are given at the AICHE meeting meeting in Boston. Brian Gray wins a presentation award.
October 2021 - Our earlier paper on CO2 upgrading was selected for a 10th Anniversary Collection. LINK
May 2021 - Congratulations to Sokefun "Tosin" Yetunde for defending her PhD and graduating this semester.
December 2020 - Congratulations to Swetha Ramani for defending her PhD and graduating this semester.
December 2020 - Welcome to Olusola Johnson for joining as a PhD student.
November 2020 - Several presentations are given at the virtual AICHE meeting.
October 2020 - Rarosue Amaraibi wins first prize in the Environmental and Green Chemistry category at the NOBCChE 2020 ConneXions Poster competition
October 2020 - Yetunde “Tosin” Sokefun wins second prize in the Inorganic Chemistry category at the NOBCChE 2020 ConneXions Poster competition