Michael Janik

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Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Summary

Atomistic modeling approaches to study systems of relevance for advanced energy conversion technology. The majority of ongoing projects examine electrocatalytic systems, applying first principles modeling techniques to determine reaction mechanism and advance the design of electrode materials for fuel cells.Projects are also looking at the development of polymer electrolytes for lithium ion batteries, fossil fuel reforming and desulfurization, and biomass conversion to liquid fuels.

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Recent Publications

Corrigendum to “Reaction paths for hydrodeoxygenation of furfuryl alcohol at TiO2/Pd interfaces” [J. Catal. 377 (2019) 28–40] (Journal of Catalysis (2019) 377 (28–40), (S0021951719303161), (10.1016/j.jcat.2019.07.012))

Deo, S., Medlin, W., Nikolla, E. & Janik, M. J., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Catalysis.

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Predicting an optimal oxide/metal catalytic interface for hydrodeoxygenation chemistry of biomass derivatives

Deo, S. & Janik, M. J., Aug 21 2021, In: Catalysis Science and Technology. 11, 16, p. 5606-5618 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Ring-opening and hydrodenitrogenation of indole under hydrothermal conditions over Ni, Pt, Ru, and Ni-Ru bimetallic catalysts

Guo, Y., He, H., Liu, X., Chen, Z., Rioux, R. M., Janik, M. J. & Savage, P. E., Feb 15 2021, In: Chemical Engineering Journal. 406, 126853.

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Catalyst Design for Selective Hydrogenation of Benzene to Cyclohexene through Density Functional Theory and Microkinetic Modeling

He, H., Meyer, R. J., Rioux, R. M. & Janik, M. J., Oct 1 2021, In: ACS Catalysis. 11, 19, p. 11831-11842 12 p.

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Preface to the special issue honoring Chunshan Song: 2019 ACS George A. Olah award—A tribute to Professor Chunshan Song

Janik, M., Turaga, U., Fox, E. B. & Guo, X., Jul 1 2021, In: Catalysis Today. 371, p. 1-3 3 p.

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Computational Insights into the Hydrodeoxygenation of Phenolic Compounds over Pt-Fe Catalysts

Li, L., Nie, X., Chen, Y., Janik, M. J., Song, C. & Guo, X., Jul 8 2021, In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 125, 26, p. 14239-14252 14 p.

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Mechanistic Insight into the Hydrodeoxygenation of Hydroquinone over Au/ a-TiO2Catalyst

Nie, X., Wan, W., Zhang, Z., Chen, Y., Janik, M. J., Song, C. & Guo, X., Apr 1 2021, In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 125, 12, p. 6660-6672 13 p.

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Insights into the borohydride electrooxidation reaction on metallic nickel from operando FTIRS, on-line DEMS and DFT

Oshchepkov, A. G., Braesch, G., Rostamikia, G., Bonnefont, A., Janik, M. J., Chatenet, M. & Savinova, E. R., Sep 1 2021, In: Electrochimica Acta. 389, 138721.

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Synchronized C−H activations at proximate dinuclear Pd2+ sites on silicotungstate for oxidative C−C coupling

Ramineni, K., Liu, K., Zhang, C., Chen, X., Hou, G., Gao, P., Balaga, R., Marri, M. R., Yan, P., Guan, X., Xia, Z., Janik, M. J. & Zhang, Z. C., Mar 19 2021, In: ACS Catalysis. 11, 6, p. 3455-3465 11 p.

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Polaron hopping barriers and rates in semiconducting polymers

Bombile, J. H., Shetty, S., Janik, M. J. & Milner, S. T., Feb 19 2020, In: Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP. 22, 7, p. 4032-4042 11 p.

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