Robert Rioux

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Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Summary

Research interests include heterogeneous catalysis, catalyst design and synthesis, time-resolved FTIR spectroscopy of condensed systems, x-ray absorption spectroscopy (EXAFS, XANES), reaction mechanisms in nanoscale systems and photocatalysis.

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Recent Publications

Surface-Functionalized Boron Nanoparticles with Reduced Oxide Content by Nonthermal Plasma Processing for Nanoenergetic Applications

Agarwal, P. P. K., Jensen, D., Chen, C. H., Rioux, R. M. & Matsoukas, T., Feb 10 2021, In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 13, 5, p. 6844-6853 10 p.

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Understanding the Solution-Phase Growth of Cu and Ag Nanowires and Nanocubes from First Principles

Fichthorn, K. A., Chen, Z., Chen, Z., Rioux, R. M., Kim, M. J. & Wiley, B. J., Apr 20 2021, In: Langmuir. 37, 15, p. 4419-4431 13 p.

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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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Chemical Identity of Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) End Groups Impact Shape Evolution during the Synthesis of Ag Nanostructures

Jharimune, S., Pfukwa, R., Chen, Z., Anderson, J., Klumperman, B. & Rioux, R. M., Jan 13 2021, In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 143, 1, p. 184-195 12 p.

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Kinetics of H2 Adsorption at the Metal–Support Interface of Au/TiO2 Catalysts Probed by Broad Background IR Absorbance

Mahdavi-Shakib, A., Kumar, K. B. S., Whittaker, T. N., Xie, T., Grabow, L. C., Rioux, R. M. & Chandler, B. D., Mar 29 2021, In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 60, 14, p. 7735-7743 9 p.

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Supported Ni-Au Colloid Precursors for Active, Selective, and Stable Alkyne Partial Hydrogenation Catalysts

Bruno, J. E., Dwarica, N. S., Whittaker, T. N., Hand, E. R., Guzman, C. S., Dasgupta, A., Chen, Z., Rioux, R. M. & Chandler, B. D., Feb 21 2020, In: ACS Catalysis. 10, 4, p. 2565-2580 16 p.

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Diffusion doping of cobalt in rod-shape anatase TiO2nanocrystals leads to antiferromagnetism

Mia, S., Varapragasam, S. J. P., Baride, A., Balasanthiran, C., Balasubramanian, B., Rioux, R. M. & Hoefelmeyer, J. D., Oct 2020, In: Nanoscale Advances. 2, 10, p. 4853-4862 10 p.

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Enhancement of Alkyne Semi-Hydrogenation Selectivity by Electronic Modification of Platinum

Wang, Z., Garg, A., Wang, L., He, H., Dasgupta, A., Zanchet, D., Janik, M. J., Rioux, R. M. & Román-Leshkov, Y., Jun 19 2020, In: ACS Catalysis. 10, 12, p. 6763-6770 8 p.

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Influence of metal nuclearity and physicochemical properties of ceria on the oxidation of carbon monoxide

Wang, L., Deo, S., Dooley, K., Janik, M. J. & Rioux, R. M., Jun 2020, In: Chinese Journal of Catalysis. 41, 6, p. 951-962 12 p.

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Catalytic influence of light element incorporation in the lattice of palladium

Xie, T. & Rioux, R. M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In: Catalysis Today.

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