Heterogeneous Catalysis

Synthesis and Characterization, Kinetic Studies, and Density Functional Theory

Heterogeneous Catalysts are key to mitigating climate change, forging a renewable energy and chemicals industry, and providing a high quality of life throughout the globe without sacrificing our environment. At UF, we study catalysis through a combination of synthesis, characterization, and kinetic studies (Hagelin-Weaver and Hibbitts), surface science studies of interfacial chemistry (Weaver), and density functional theory calculations to give insights into atomistic behavior (Hibbitts).

Faculty

Photo of Helena Hagelin-Weaver Helena Hagelin-Weaver Associate Professor and Ph.D. Recruitment Coordinator
(352) 392-6585

Ph.D., 1999, Royal Institute of Stockholm, Sweden

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Atomic Layer Deposition, Nanoparticle Oxides, Surface Characterizations

Photo of David Hibbitts David Hibbitts Assistant Professor
(352) 392-0751

Ph.D., 2012, University of Virginia

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Kinetic Studies, Density Functional Theory, Catalyst Synthesis and Characterization

Photo of Lisa McElwee-White Lisa McElwee-White Crow Professor and Chair
Photo of Jason F. Weaver Jason Weaver Exxon Mobil Gator Alumni Faculty Endowed Professor
(352) 392-0869

Ph.D., 1998, Stanford University

Research Interests: Gas-surface Reactivity and Dynamics, Atomic and Molecular Beam Methods, Surface Spectroscopy