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Expert Details

Catalysis, Surface Chemistry

ID: 711793 New Jersey, USA

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Expert has spent most of his research addressing problems related to catalysis by transition metals and transition metal oxides. His model studies have examined the basic catalytic chemistry of ammonia synthesis, Fischer-Tropsch chemistry, catalytic oxidation, and hydrogen desulfurization chemistry.

In his studies of surface chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis, he uses a variety of surface analytical methods. These include structural tools such as LEED, ion scattering, HREELS, NEXAFS and SEXAFS, and X-ray diffraction. Compositional tools he uses extensively are Auger spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ultraviolet photoemission (UPS), Rutherford backscattering, and SIMS.

He has had a long-standing interest in the interaction of lasers with solid surfaces. This work has examined mechanisms of laser annealing, laser damage to metals and optical materials, and the use of pulsed lasers to deposit oxide thin films, particularly high temperature superconducting films. Expert has studied the effects of sulfur and other electronegative modifiers on the heterogeneous chemistry of transition metal surfaces.

Expert has a strong interest in the chemistry of iron, both as a catalyst and the mechanisms of corrosion. In addition to basic studies of corrosion mechanisms and inhibition processes, Expert has consulted on numerous specific problems of corrosion of carbon and high alloy steels. Recently, expert and his group have conducted a number of studies on the thermal stabilities and decomposition pathways of various organic corrosion inhibitor molecules. Their interest has been in developing molecular inhibitors for severe service environments on iron and carbon steel surfaces.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1975 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of California - Berkeley
Year: 1971 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry Institution: Kansas State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1975 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor of Chemistry Department: Undisclosed
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1991 to 1992 Employer: Analytical and Surface Chemistry, NSF Title: Program Officer Department: Undisclosed
Available upon request.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1991 to Present Agency: National Science Foundation Role: Program Officer (off-site) Description: Expert is responsible for evaluation of proposals and management of research investment in analytical and surface chemistry.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is an active member of ACS, AAAS, APS, AVS, and Sigma Xi.
Awards / Recognition
He is a Fellow of the AAAS and the AVS. In addition to his other awards and honors, Expert received the Exxon Award in Solid State Chemistry, and received the Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has over 150 technical publications on surface science topics.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Expert speaks, reads, and writes German.

Fields of Expertise

catalytic oxidation, heterogeneous catalysis, heterogeneous transition metal catalysis, surface analysis, Auger electron spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, laser annealing, surface laser evaporation, transition element, sulfur chemistry, metal surface, metal surface chemistry, surface chemistry, iron corrosion, steel corrosion, iron chemistry, stainless steel corrosion, steel corrosion inhibitor, carbon steel corrosion, iron, corrosion inhibitor, vacuum equipment, surface characterization, surface modification, foreign language, transition metal catalysis, transition metal catalyst, surface physics, sulfur corrosion, photoelectron spectroscopy, photoelectron, mass spectroscope, electronegativity, temperature sensor, oxidation reaction, BASIC programming language, FORTRAN programming language, secondary-ion mass spectroscopy, vacuum leak detection, outdoor weather corrosion, low-temperature vacuum seal, high-temperature vacuum seal, vacuum measurement, data acquisition, ion implantation, infrared generation, chemical reaction, X-ray diffraction, computer vendor, high-temperature material, solid phase, photoemission, thin-film optical property, thin-film magnetic property, thin-film electrical property, thin-film analysis, thin-film property, solid-state physics, ammonia, thiol compound, transition element chemistry, mercury chemistry, cadmium chemistry, sulfur, chemical kinetics, X-ray diffraction analysis, vacuum technology, vacuum seal, vacuum pump, vacuum molecular sieve, maintenance vacuum getter, vacuum-compatible material, vacuum-compatible lubricant, ultra-high vacuum, thin film, thermometry, superalloy corrosion, sputter deposition, solid-state chemistry, solid lubricant, rust inhibitor, refractory, pollution catalysis, physical chemistry, phase diagram, petrochemical catalysis, optical sensor, optical microscope, optical film, non-crystalline structure, mass spectrometry, magnetic property, laser, infrared detector, infrared absorption spectroscopy, gas chromatography, fiber optics, equilibrium thermodynamics, electron microscopy, electrolytic solution, solid electric property, dynamic vacuum seal, crystalline structure, corrosion prevention, chemical equilibrium, catalysis, automotive catalysis, atmospheric corrosion, aluminum corrosion

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