Previous Group Members

 


Joseph Magee
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008
Ph.D. Chemistry, Stony Brook University, 2016

Dissertation: Mechanistic Studies in Heterogeneous Catalysis via in situ FT-IR Spectroscopy
 
Fang Xu
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, Nanjing University, 2011
Ph.D Chemistry, Stony Brook University 2016

Dissertation: In situ Ambient Pressure Studies of Dynamic Surface Transformations on Cu-Based Model Catalysts

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Harvard University
 
Miki Nakayama
Postdoctoral Research Associate

B.A. Chemistry 2003 Cornell University
Ph.D. Chemistry 2011 University of Chicago

BNL Postdoctoral Research: Experimental and DFT Studies of Size-Selected Metal Oxide Clusters

Current Position: Scientist EAG Laboratories
 

Robert Palomino
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, St. John's University, 2007
Ph.D. Chemistry, Stony Brook University, 2015

Dissertation: In Situ Characterization of Promoted Rh Nanocatalysts During CO Hydrogenation

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, NSLS-II, BNL
 

Yixiong Yang
Graduate Student

B.S. Applied Chemistry, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2007
Ph.D. Chemistry, Stony Brook University, 2013

Dissertation: Rational Design of Cu-based Nanocatalysts for the Production of Methanol

Current Position: Process Engineer at Applied Materials
 


John Lofaro
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, New Haven University, 2005
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stony Brook University, 2013

Dissertation: A Surface Science Study of Metal Oxide and Supported Nanoparticles for the Production of Hydrogen

Current Position: Chemistry Teacher, Bard High School Early College, NYC

 

Lizhou Nie
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, 2011
M.S. Chemistry, Stony Brook University, 2013

Dissertation: An Investigation of Charge Transfer at the Cluster-Substrate Interface using Size-Selected clusters.

Current Position: Graduate Student in the Department of Applied Mathematics, Stony Brook University
 

Dan Wilson
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, Lock Haven University, 2006
Ph.D. Chemistry, Stony Brook University, 2012

Dissertation: Photo-oxidation Processes on TiO2(110)

Current Position: Scientist at Indian Head Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center
 

Jing Zhou
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, Nanjing University, 2002
M.S. Chemistry, Nanjing University, 2006
Ph.D. Chemistry, Stony Brook University, 2011

Dissertation: The Electronic Structures of Organic Molecules on a Metal Surface and Size-Selected Clusters on an Oxide Surface

Current Position: Process Engineer at Applied Materials
 

Jia Zhou
Postdoctoral Research Associate

B.S. Chemistry, Stony Brook University, 2002
Ph.D. Chemistry, UC Berkeley, 2008
Postdoctoral Researcher: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 2010

BNL Postdoctoral Research: 2PPE of Size-Selected Clusters

Current Position: Scientist at University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Andrei Dolocan
Postdoctoral Research Associate

B.S. Physics, University of Bucharest, Romania
Ph.D. Physics, University of Zurich, Switzerland

BNL Postdoctoral Research: Ultrafast Chemical Imaging

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Texas, Austin with Xiaoyang Zhu
 

Melissa J. Patterson
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, Binghamton University, 2003
Ph.D. Chemistry, Stony Brook University, 2009

Dissertation: Structure and Reactivity of Size-Selected Transition Metal Sulfide Nanoclusters in the Gas Phase and Supported on Au(111)

Current Position: Sr. Journal Manager, AIP Publishing LLC

 

David Sporleder
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, Illinois State University, 1995
M.S. Chemistry, Indiana University, 2001
Ph.D. Chemistry, Stony Brook University, 2008

Dissertation: Photo-oxidation Processes on Single Crystal Titanium Dioxide Surfaces

Current Position: NRC Research Associate with the Air Force Research Laboratory
 
James Lightstone
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, Southampton College/LIU, 1999
Ph.D. Chemistry, Stony Brook University, 2006

Dissertation: Reactivity and Structure of Size-Selected Transition Metal Carbide and Sulfide Clusters: An Experimental and Density Functional Theory Study

Current Position: Scientist, Indian Head Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center
 

Jillian Horn
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, Indiana University-Purdue University, 2001
Ph.D. Chemisty, Stony Brook University, 2005

Dissertation: The Morphology and Reactivity of Transition Metal Nanoparticles Supported on Au(111): Mo, MoCx and MoSx