Dr. Jaramillo’s research interests center around:  energy and catalysis, engineering surface and bulk materials chemistry in relation to energy conversion reactions—production, utilization, and storage.  General themes include nano-scale effects in heterogeneous catalysis and electro-catalysis.  Topics include water electrolysis, fuel cell electrocatalysis (oxygen reduction, fuel oxidation, CO-tolerant materials), regenerative fuel cells, semiconductors for solar fuel production by photoelectrochemistry, and catalysts for hydrogen production and CO2/CO conversion to fuels and chemicals.

Dr. Jaramillo’s research in JCAP focuses on the development of new catalyst materials for the CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR).  A major research emphasis is on understanding reaction mechanisms and the key factors that govern catalyst activity, selectivity, and stability.

Dr. Jaramillo is the Thrust 1 Coordinator for Electrocatalysis.


Selected Publications

Clark, E., Ringe, S., Tang, M., Walton, A., Hahn, Jaramillo, T., Chan, K., Bell, A. Influence of Atomic Surface Structure on the Activity of Ag for the Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to CO. ACS Catalysis, 9, 4006-4014, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b00260 (2019).

Liu, X., Schlexer, P., Xiao, J., Ji, Y., Wang, L., Sandberg, R., Tang, M., Brown, K., Peng, H., Ringe, S., Hahn, C., Jaramillo, T., Norskov, J., Chan, K. pH effects on the electrochemical reduction of CO(2) towards C2 products on stepped copper. Nature Comm., 10, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07970-9 (2019).

Cave, E. R., Shi, C., Kuhl, K. P., Hatsukade, T., Abram, D. N., Hahn, C., Chan, K., Jaramillo, T. Trends in the Catalytic Activity of Hydrogen Evolution during CO2 Electroreduction on Transition Metals, ACS Catalysis, 8, 3035-3040, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b03807 (2018).

Clark, E., Resasca, J., Landers, A., Lin, A., Chng, L.-T., Walton, A., Hahn, C., Jaramillo, T., Bell, A. Data Acquisition Protocols and Reporting Standards for Studies of the Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide. ACS Catalysis, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b01340 (2018).

Higgins, D., Hahn, C., Xiang, C., Jaramillo, T., Weber, A. Gas-Diffusion Electrodes for Carbon Dioxide Reduction: A New Paradigm. ACS Energy Letters, 4, 317-324, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02035 (2018).

Morales-Guio, C., Cave, E., Nitopi, S., Feaster, J., Wang, L., Kuhl, K., johnson, N., Abram, D., Hatsukade, T., Hahn, C., Jaramillo, T. Improved CO2 reduction activity towards C2+ alcohols on a tandem gold on copper electrocatalyst. Nat. Catal., 1, 764-771, DOI: 10.1038/s41929-018-0139-9 (2018).

Hahn, C., Hatsukade, T., Kim, Y.-G., Vailionis, A., Baricuatro, J. H., Higgins, D. C., Nitopi, S. A., Soriaga, M. P., and Jaramillo, T. F. Engineering Cu surfaces for the electrocatalytic conversion of CO2: Controlling selectivity toward oxygenates and hydrocarbons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1618935114 (2017).

Montoya, J. H., Seitz, L. C., Chakthranont, P., Vojvodic, A., Jaramillo, T. F., and Norskov, J. K. Materials for solar fuels and chemicals. Nature Materials, 16, 70-81, DOI: 10.1038/nmat4778 (2016).

Gul, S. et al. Simultaneous detection of electronic structure changes from two elements of a bifunctional catalyst using wavelength-dispersive X-ray emission spectroscopy and in situ electrochemistry. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17, 8901-8912, DOI: 10.1039/C5CP01023C (2015).

McCrory, C. C. L. et al. Benchmarking HER and OER Electrocatalysts for Solar Water Splitting Devices. Journal of the American Chemical Society, DOI: 10.1021/ja510442p (2015).

Sanchez Casalongue, H. G. et al. Operando Characterization of an Amorphous Molybdenum Sulfide Nanoparticle Catalyst during the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118, 29252-29259, DOI: 10.1021/jp505394e (2014).

McCrory, C. C. L., Jung, S. H., Peters, J. C. & Jaramillo, T. F. Benchmarking Heterogeneous Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction. Journal of the American Chemical Society 135, 16977-16987, DOI: 10.1021/ja407115p (2013).

For the full list of publications, see JCAP Publications page.


Additional Information

Stanford Profile:  https://profiles.stanford.edu/thomas-jaramillo/ 
Jaramillo Group:  http://jaramillogroup.stanford.edu/