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 & Biomedical Engineering in 2009.
Recent News (more news)
March 2017 - Congratulations to Gaurav for defending his thesis.
February 2017 - Congratulations to Debtanu for receiving a Kokes travel award to attend NAM 25.
December 2016 - Congratulations to Nada and Ummuhan for defending their dissertations.
November 2016 - Congratulations to Debtanu for receiving a travel award from the AIChE Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division to attend the annual meeting that will be held in November San Francisco.
November 2016 - Nada and Debtanu present their research at the National AIChE conference in San Francisco, California.
November 2016 - Adela, Gaurav, Debtanu, and Tony present their research at the USF College of Engineering Research Day.
September 2016 - Andy and Debtanu present their research at the Southeastern Catalysis Society Symposium in Asheville, North Carolina. Congratulations to Debtanu for winning a poster presentation award.