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Robert Ofoli

Robert Ofoli

Robert Ofoli

Associate Professor

Biography

Nanocatalytic conversion of biorenewables to fuels and chemicals, nanoscale production of hydrogen on demand, adsorption and interactions of biomacromolecules at biomimetic interfaces, optical and electrochemical characterization of active nanostructures.

Awards
Gary Leach Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2007
Withrow Teaching Excellence Award, College of Engineering, Michigan State University, 2002 and 1997
Education
Ph.D, Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University 1994
Ph.D, Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University 1984
Publications
Yuan, Hao, Richard R. Lunt, G. J. Blanchard, and Robert Y. Ofoli. Synthesis of MnOx water oxidation catalyst on fluorine-doped tin oxide with a dual-series cyclic voltammetry method, ChemElectroChem, 3(5): 709-712 (2016).
Ma, Xianfeng, Rui Lin, Robert Y. Ofoli, Zhi Mei, and James E. Jackson. Structural and morphological evaluation of Ru-Pd bimetallic nanocrystals. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 173: 1-6 (2016).
Yuan, Hao, De'Andra L. Newton, Luke A. Seymour, Anja Metz, Donald Cropek, Alvin A. Holder and Robert Y. Ofoli. Characterization and functional assessment of a cobalt(III)-oxo cubane cluster water oxidation catalyst immobilized on ITO. Catalysis Communications, 56: 76-80 (2014).
Ma, Xianfeng, Rui Lin, Christopher Beuerle, James E. Jackson, Sherine O. Obare and Robert Y. Ofoli. Effects of surface activation on the structural and catalytic properties of ruthenium nanoparticles supported on mesoporous silica. Nanotechnology 25(4), Article 045701 (2014).
MSU Scholars ID
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