Catalysis Research Team

The Catalysis Thrust Area consists of USC Faculty members that are involved in cutting edge research dealing with various aspects of catalytic science and technology. The group advises over 20 PhD students and several Post Doctoral Researchers, and is funded by a combination of Federal, State, University, and Industrial sources.  If you wish to find out more about or contact any of our members, please click on the links to visit their individual web pages.

Name
Title
Department
Research Interests
Richard D. Adams
Carolina Distinguished Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Inorganic Chemistry for Catalysis and Energy Conversion
Michael D. Amiridis
Professor and VP for Academic Affairs and Provost Chemical Engineering
Heterogeneous Catalysis, Reaction Kinetics
Donna A. Chen
Associate Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Reactions at Surfaces, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Surface Characterization, Chemistry of Metal Nanoparticles
Andreas Heyden
Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering
Nanomaterials, Catalysis, Multiscale Modeling, Computational Chemistry
John R. Monnier
Research Professor
Chemical Engineering
Heterogeneous Catalysis, Bimetallic Catalyst Synthesis, Reaction Kinetics
Branko N. Popov
Carolina Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Electrochemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrochemical Engineering, Fuel Cells
Jean St. Pierre
Centenary Research Professor
Chemical Engineering
Electrochemical Engineering, Fuel Cells
Kohichi Segawa
Centenary Research Professor
Chemical Engineering
Heterogeneous Catalysis, Solid Acid, Zeolite and Metal-Sulfided Catalysts
John W. Van Zee
Professor and Director, NSF IU/CRC Fuel Cell Center
Chemical Engineering
Electrochemical Power Sources, Computational Methods, Industrial Electrolysis
Tom Vogt
Professor and Director, Nanocenter
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Crystallography and Structural Chemistry, Synthesis of Functional Metal Oxides, Bimetallic Nanoparticles
John W. Weidner
Professor and Associate Chair
Chemical Engineering
Electrochemical Power Sources, Mathematical Modeling, Electrocatalysis
Christopher T. Williams
Associate Professor and Leader, Catalysis Nanoscience
Chemical Engineering
Heterogeneous Catalysis, In-situ Vibrational Spectroscopy Surface Science, Catalyst Design