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Principal Investigator and Research Thrust Coordinator
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.
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).