Department of

Chemical Engineering

Designing molecular technology for the 21st century with biology and chemistry

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Michael Janik

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering & John J. and Jean M. Brennan
Clean Energy Early Career Professor in the College of Engineering

Ph.D., University of Virginia

Office: 104 Fenske Laboratory

Phone: (814) 863-9366

Fax: (814) 865-7846


Labs: 301 Fenske Laboratory

Lab Phone: (814) 867-1437

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Research Summary

Current research in our lab utilizes atomistic modeling techniques, mainly first principles based electronic structure methods, to probe the relationship between the structure/composition of catalytic materials and their activity and selectivity. Specific emphasis is placed on catalytic processes of relevance to alternative energy conversion technologies, and current research concentrates on electro-catalytic systems such as fuel cell electrodes.

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