Principal Investigator  
Bart M. Bartlett, Professor of Chemistry & Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
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
University of Michigan, Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2014 - 2018
Washington Universtiy in St. Louis, Clark Way Harrison Visiting Professor of Chemistry, 2017
University of Michigan Energy Institute, Interim Director, February - August 2018
University of Michigan Energy Institute, Associate Director for Science & Technology, 2014 - 2019
Graduate Students  
Siqi Li, 3rd year inorganic chemistry doctoral candidate
Hometown: Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China | e-mail: lsiqi
Nanjing University, Physical Chemistry, 2019
Research project: exploring materials as (photo)electrocatalysts for alcohol oxidation reactions
Jake O'Hara, 1st year materials chemistry doctoral candidate  
Hometown: Milford, CT | e-mail: jakeoh
Bates College, B.S. Chemistry, 2021
Research project: preparing and characterizing defect oxides forelectrocatalytic oxidation reactions
Christopher P. Woodley, 1st year inorganic chemistry doctoral candidate
Hometown: Northern Cambria, PA | e-mail: cpwood
Carlow University, B.S. Chemistry & Biology, 2019
Research project: exploring mechanistic role of dopant ions on structure and electrochemical characteristics of layered oxides
Ryan Van Daele, 1st year analytical chemistry doctoral candidate
Hometown: Iowa City, IA | e-mail: ryvand
University of Iowa, Chemistry, 2021
Research project: kinetics of chloride oxidation on oxide electrocatalysts
Visiting Scholar  
Dr. Usisipho Feleni, Senior Lecturer, University of South Africa
Institute for Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability
B.Sc. Honours, University of the Western Cape, 2012
M.S. Nanoscience, University of the Western Cape, 2014
Ph. D. Chemistry, 2017, University of the Western Cape, 2017
Seleced Research Interests: electrochemical sensors, functional materials, quantum dots, environmental analysis, photocatalysis, electrophotocatalysis  

Group Alumni and Old Group Photos

Former Ph.D. Students
Dr. James J. Brancho Ph.D. Chemistry, 2017 Lec III at the U-M Sweetland Writing Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Andrew G. Breuhaus-Alvarez Ph.D. Chemistry, 2020 Process Engineer at Lam Research, Tualatin, OR
Dr. Tanya Moore (Breault) Ph.D. Chemistry, 2013 Staff Scientist at Los Alamos National Lab,NM
Dr. Adam J. Crowe Ph.D. Chemistry, 2018 Cell Application Design & Performance Engineer, General Motors, Warren, MI 
Dr. Samuel L. Esarey Ph.D. Chemistry, 2018 Research Scientist at PPG, Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Xiaoguang Hao Ph.D. Chemistry, 2014 Sr. Engineering Manager at Enovix Corporation, Fremont, CA
Dr. Charles R. Lhermitte Ph.D. Chemistry, 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Lab,NM
Dr. Benjamin M. Klepser Ph.D. Chemistry, 2015 Global Key Accounting Manager at BASF, Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Kori D. McDonald Ph.D. Chemistry, 2021 Postdoctoral Fellow at Savannah River National Laboratory, SC
Dr. Emily G. Nelson Ph.D. Chemistry, 2015 Research Scientist at Lockheed Martin, Cambridge MA
Dr. Aaron D. Proctor Ph.D. Chemistry, 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow at CU Boulder
Dr. Kayla J. Pyper Ph.D. Chemistry, 2015 Visiting Chemistry Professor at Grand Valley State University , Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Bradley D. Terry Ph.D. Chemistry, 2021 Chemist at Masco Corporation, Livonia, MI
Dr. Joseph E. Yourey Ph.D. Chemistry, 2014 Research Scientist at DuPont Chemical Company, Wilmington, DE
Former Postdoctoral Scholars
Dr. John L. DiMeglio Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020 Research Scientist at PPG, Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Vinodkumar Etacheri UMEI PISET Fellow, 2013 CEO & Founder of Nanocells, Dubai, UAE
Dr. Andrea Geyer Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010 Associate Professor, University of Saint Francis, Ft. Wayne, IN
Dr. Nathaniel Z. Hardin Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow at Savannah River National Laboratory, SC
Dr. Yenting Kuo UMEI PISET Fellow, 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Dr. Brendan J. Liddle Michigan Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011 Sr. Development Chemist at Materion Corporation, Milwaukee, WI
Dr. Daniel A. McCurry UMEI PISET Fellow, 2017 Adjunct Faculty Member at Schoolcraft College & Henry Ford College, MI
Dr. Dillip K. Panda UMEI PISET Fellow, 2016 Research Fellow at Clemson University, SC
Former Undergraduates in Ph.D. Programs (* = undergraduate co-author)
Scott I. Brody* B.S. Biochemistry, 2016 Medicinal Chem. Gradaute Student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Dr. Taylor C. Evans* B.S. Chemistry, 2014 Senior Chemistry Specialst at WuXi AppTec, St. Paul, Minnesota
  Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison 2020  
Dr. Aaron J. Goodman B.S. Honors Chemistry and Pure Mathematics, 2012 Fellow at Insight Data Science, Boston, MA
  Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018  
Jack S. Googasian B.S. Chemistry, 2018 Chemistry Graduate Student at Indiana University, Bloomington
Dr. Michael J. Holland B.S. Biochemistry, 2011 Contractor at Hunt Energy Enterprises, Dallas, TX
  Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2017  
Shobhana Panuganti* B.S. Honors Chemistry, 2018 Chemistry Graduate Student at Northwestern University
Dr. David F. Yancey B.S. Chemistry, 2009 Research Scientist at Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
  Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2014  
Former Visiting Scholars
Paul C. Clabaut M.S. Summer Research Intern, 2016 Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Master's Chemistry Student
Romain Raisson Summer Research Intern, 2019 Université Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier
Other Students with >1 year time in residence (* = undergraduate co-author)
Christian O. Alvarez-Sanchez, M.S. Chemistry, 2022   Mark H. Austin,* B.S. Biochemistry, 2012  
Brendan P. Clifford, M.S. Chemistry, 2012 Andrew W. Bielwaski, B.S. Chemistry 2012  
Frances Dudek (Venable), M.S. Chemistry, 2014 Ryan W. Bradstreet, B.S. Biochemistry, 2010  
Bruce A. Kraay, M.S. Chemistry, 2015 John P. Cousineau,* B.S. Chemical Science /M.S. Chemistry, 2022    
  Joel C. Holland,* B.S. Chemical Engineering, ~2019  
  Joshua B. Kurtz,* B.S. Honors Biochemistry, 2014  
  Kyle K. Stringham,* B.S. Chemistry, 2016  
  J. Garret Verwer,* B.S. Chemistry Mercyhurst Univ., 2016  
  Wesley R. Vear, B.S. Chemistry, 2016  
  Matthew J. Whalen,* B.S./M.S. Biochemistry, 2021