"One of the most important technical problems facing humanity is the development of a long-term, sustainable energy economy. In our research group, we develop clean energy technologies. We conduct fundamental research into the chemistry and physics of materials and engineer their surface and bulk properties to ultimately improve the efficiency of chemical transformations in renewable energy."

- Professor Thomas F. Jaramillo

Recent News

February 8, 2021
A new post-doctoral opening studying thermal heterogeneous catalysis:
Application information

February 1, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Chris Hahn for his new position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory!

January 1, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Lamaison and Dr. Dave Wakerley for co-founding Dioxycle!
More about Dioxycle

December 21, 2020
Congratulations to Professor Lei Wang for his new position at the National University of Singapore!

November 3, 2020
Congratulations to Professor Thomas Jaramillo for being awarded the Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis!

October 1, 2020
Congratulations to Sarah Lamaison for being awarded the 2020 French Young Talent Award!

September 11, 2020
Congratulations to McKenzie Hubert for being awarded the Mason Graduate Fellowship!

September 1, 2020
Congratulations to Sarah Lamaison for her successful dissertation defense!

August 7, 2020
Congratulations to Dave Palm for his successful dissertation defense!

May 29, 2020
Congratulations to Joel Sanchez for his successful dissertation defense!

May 14, 2020
Congratulations to Alan Landers for his successful dissertation defense!

March 9, 2020
Congratulations to Mike Boyd for his successful dissertation defense!

March, 2020
The Jaramillo group is excited to welcome three new PhD students: Sihe Zhang, Valerie Niemman, and Lingze Wei!

June 14, 2019
Congratulations to Stephanie Nitopi for her successful disseration defense!

June 11, 2019
Congratulations to Zhihua (Bill) Chen for a successful defense of his dissertation!

June 2019
SUNCAT Summer Institute 2019
SUNCAT is once again hosting a summer program on catalysis in an evolving energy landscape from Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16, 2019. For more information or to register, please click here .

May 2019
Science Review: Can we source commodity chemicals from air?
In a review in Science, we explore the prospective challenges and opportunities for manufacturing commodity chemicals such as ethylene and alcohols by direct electrochemical reduction of CO2. Read the full article here.

March 10, 2019
The Jaramillo group is excited to welcome three new PhD students: Kabir Abiose, Daniel Corral, and Jose Zamora Zeledon!

March 1, 2019
Congratulations to Reuben Britto on his successful dissertation defense!

December 14, 2018
A Perspective on Gas Diffusion Electrodes
The cover article in ACS Energy Letters takes a critical look at the progress in incorporating electrochemical CO2 reduction catalysts into practical device architectures. Read more about the analysis of gas diffusion electrodes for CO2 reduction here or see the cover here.

December 2018
We wish Dr. Drew Higgins the best as he transitions from a research scientist in our lab to an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University!

December 7, 2018
Congratulations to Brenna Gibbons for her successful dissertation defense!

November 16, 2018
Congratulations to Alaina Strickler for a successful defense of her dissertation!

October 30, 2018
Gold on Copper for C2+ Alcohols
Our paper on a tandem catalyst for CO2 reduction was highlighted in Nature Reviews Materials. In it, we report the discovery of an electrocatalyst composed of gold nanoparticles on a polycrystalline copper foil that is highly active for CO2 reduction to alcohols. Read about the synergistic activity and selectivity of this catalyst in Nature Catalysis.

October 26, 2018
We wish Dr. Carlos Gilberto Morales Guio the best as he transitions from a postdoc in our lab to an assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA!

October 4, 2018
Congratulations to Jon Snider for his successful dissertation defense!

September 21, 2018
Congratulations to our second-year students Sarah Blair, Sam Dull, and David Koshy for passing their qualifying exams!

September 18, 2018
The "MIT-Stanford Energy Game Changers Symposium" featured a host of Stanford professors, including our own Professor Thomas Jaramillo, for a day full of ideas with the potential to change the energy landscape. Read the press release or watch the event here.

September 2018
We wish our friend and fellow Jaramillo lab graduate Dr. Linsey Seitz all the best as she embarks on her new position as an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern University.

July 30, 2018
Extending the limits of Pt/C catalysts
An improvement to atomic layer deposition allows the deposition of Pt nanoparticles with a more than 40% improvement in Pt surface-to-volume ratio and high Pt mass activity for the oxygen reduction reaction. Read the full paper in Nature Catalysis.

June 9, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Marat Orazov, who will be joining the University of Delaware as an assistant professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering!

March 5, 2018
Ammonia synthesis from N2 and H2O
We report a novel ammonia production strategy, exemplified in an electrochemical lithium cycling process, which provides a pathway to sustainable ammonia synthesis via the ability to directly couple to renewable sources of electricity and can facilitate localized production. Read the paper in Energy & Environmental Science or watch a video highlight here.

March 2018
The Jaramillo group is excited to welcome 4 new PhD students: Jaime Aviles Acosta, Sarah Blair, Sam Dull, and David Koshy!

January 15, 2018
Electrochemical production of hydrogen peroxide
A pair of recent papers describe the activity trends in electrochemical water oxidation to form hydrogen peroxide (read the Nature Communications paper here) and report a high-efficiency carbon catalyst for the production of H2O2 (read the Nature Catalysis paper here). A video highlight on our group's work in H2O2 production can be found here.

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