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)
August 2018 - Congratulations to Debtanu (PhD) and Anne (PhD) for their respective graduations.
July 2018 - A project on the viability of carbon dioxide conversion is awarded by VentureWell.
July 2018 - An invited talk is given at the Green Chemistry, Engineering and Technologies Workshop in Lakeland FL.
June 2018 - An invited talk is given at the Hinkley Advisory board meeting in Orlando FL.
May 2018 - An invited talk is given at the FL AVS symposium in Orlando FL. Tosin and Adela also present posters.
May 2018 - An educational talk related to the FMMI REU is presented at the FL ACS / FAME meeting.
May 2018 - Congratulations to Ahmad (MS), Zhewen (MS), Bryan (MS), David (MS), Johnnie (BS), Matthew (BS), Jeff (BS), and Paul (BS) for their respective graduations.
April 2018 - Congratulations to Debtanu Maiti for winning one of the department's outstanding paper by a graduate student award and Johnnie Cairns for earning the department's undergraduate researcher award.