Resasco, Joaquin Ph.D.
Arriving Spring 2021
|Phone:||(512) 471-5238||The University of Texas at Austin|
|Fax:||(512) 471-7060||McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering|
|Email:||firstname.lastname@example.org||200 E Dean Keeton St. Stop C0400|
|UT Mail:||C0400||Austin, TX 78712-1589|
Research Areas: Energy; Advanced Materials, Polymers and Nanotechnology
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara (2018-2020)
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (2018)
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma (2012)
CHE 372 Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design
Understanding the structure and properties of catalysts to enable next-generation sustainable technologies
Catalysis is central to today’s society. It is the key to producing fertilizers that support nearly half of the world’s population, converting oil into gasoline that fuels our cars, and cleaning pollutants from the air we breathe. Going forward, catalysis will also certainly be critical to transitioning to a more environmentally sustainable world.
We are interested in advancing the understanding of catalysis to guide the design of new, more efficient materials. To develop this understanding, we combine principles of chemical engineering, materials science, and physical chemistry. We employ a range of experimental tools to gain insights about the catalytic materials we make and the chemistry that happens on their surfaces.
Some of the questions we think about are:
—How does catalyst structure and composition evolve during reactions, and what effect does that have on performance?
—How can we design not only a catalytic site, but the environment surrounding it, to control selectivity and activity?
—What new opportunities do electrocatalytic reactions that run on renewable electricity provide for controlling chemistry?
Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science (2020)
UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Fellow (2012)
NSF Graduate Research Fellow (2012)
- J. Resasco, A.T. Bell, Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction to Fuels ‒ Progress and Opportunities, Trends Chem., (Accepted), 2020.
- J. Resasco*, F. Yang*, T. Mou, B. Wang, P. Christopher, D. Resasco, Reactivity as a probe of atomic scale structure of Pt catalysts: Hydrodeoxygenation of m-cresol over Pt cations and clusters ACS Catal. 10, 595-603, 2020. *Denotes equal contribution.
- J. Resasco, L. DeRita, S. Dai, M. Xu, X. Yan, J. Finzel, S. Hanukovich, J. Chada, A. S. Hoffman, G. W. Graham, S. R. Bare, X. Pan, P. Christopher, Uniformity is key in defining structure-function relationships for atomically dispersed catalysts: the case of Pt/CeO2, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142, 169-184, 2020.
- L. DeRita*, J. Resasco*, S. Dai*, A. Boubnov, H. V. Thang, A. S. Hoffman, I. Ro, G. W. Graham, S. R. Bare, G. Pacchioni, X. Pan, P. Christopher, Structural evolution of atomically dispersed Pt catalysts dictates reactivity, Nat. Mater. 18, 746-751, 2019. *Denotes equal contribution.
- J. Resasco, L. Chan, E. Clark, C. Tsai, C. J. Hahn, K. Chan, T. F. Jaramillo, A. T. Bell, “Promoter Effects of Alkali Metal Cations on the Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 32, 11277–11287, 2017.
- J. Resasco, H. Zhang, N. Kornienko, N. Becknell, H. Lee, J. Guo, A. L. Briseno, P. Yang, TiO2/BiVO4 Nanowire Heterostructure Photoanodes based on Type II Band Alignment ACS Cent. Sci. 2, 80-88, 2016.
- J. Resasco, N.P. Dasgupta, J.R. Rosell, J. Guo, P. Yang, Uniform Doping in Metal Oxide Nanowires by Solid State Diffusion, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 10521-10526, 2014.