Hicks Research Group
Welcome to the Hicks Group Website! We are primarily focused in the area of heterogeneous catalysis. We seek to understand how the properties and structures of catalysts affect activity and selectivity for specific reactions. We couple our experimental results with detailed characterization of the catalysts to develop relationships between the catalyst structure and the resulting catalytic activity. We also study catalyst stability at reaction conditions, as fundamental understanding of stability is required for advanced catalyst development and for process commercialization. Our research group can be categorized into three primary Research Directions.
May 2021: Congratulations to Dr. Barboun for successfully defending his Ph.D.!
May 2021: Dr. Paolucci's recent paper on size and stability effects on Mo and W carbides is published in Chemistry of Materials. This is the start of a nice collaboration with the Hicks group.
April 2021: Congratulations to Patrick for his recent paper in ACS Energy Letters!
July 2020: Check out the 2020 Roadmap on Plasma Catalysis. Congrats to Drs. Hicks and Schneider for their contributions.
February 2020: Congratulations to Yoonrae for passing his Candidacy Exam.
November 2020: We welcome Hope and Russell to the group!
June 2020: Jeonghyun's and Jessica's paper is now published in I&EC Research. Congrats!
May 2020: Nazli's and Patrick's recent paper on in situ plasma-IR is published in the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. Congrats!
March 2020: Feiyang's recent paper on CO2 reduction with Ru-Mo phosphides is published in I&EC Research. Nice work!
March 2020: Congratulations to Patrick for winning the CBE Outstanding Paper award!
March 2020: Prateek's and Patrick's recent paper is now in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!
November 2019: Patrick and Feiyang gave excellent talks at AIChE! Jessica and Galiya both presented their new results at the poster session.
October 2019: We welcome Gerardo and Deanna to the lab!
October 2019: Congratulations to Yolanda for successfully defending your PhD!
June 2019: Yolanda and Patrick gave their oral presentation & Jessica presented her poster at NAM26.
June 2019: Yolanda's paper is now published in Catal. Sci. Technol. Congrats!
April 2019: Check out Prateek's and Patrick's recent review on Plasma-Assisted Catalysis. Excellent collaborative work!
March 2019: Congratulations to Galiya for winning the Outstanding TA award! Nice work!