James R McKone

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering
PhD, chemistry, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Summary:

The McKone group combines basic and applied research in experimental electrochemistry to advance promising technologies for sustainable energy and next-generation electronics. To this end, we are pursuing research projects related to electrochemical catalysis, battery energy storage, solar photochemistry, 2-dimensional semiconductors, and interdisciplinary chemical reaction engineering & design.

Our work draws on an interdisciplinary set of tools and expertise, including:

  • electroanalytical chemistry
  • colloidal, ceramic, and metallurgical materials synthesis
  • inorganic/organometallic chemistry
  • surface science
  • optical and x-ray spectroscopies
  • nanofabrication and characterization
  • engineering analysis and design
Students
Namesort descending Position Email
Bostian, Eli Graduate Student meb242@pitt.edu
Deng, Yifan Graduate Student yid26@pitt.edu
Meng, Qiudi Graduate Student qim17@pitt.edu
Patil, Rituja Graduate Student rbp25@pitt.edu
Sawant, Tejal Graduate Student tvs8@pitt.edu

Eli Bostian

Graduate Student

meb242@pitt.edu
Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15261

Affiliation:

Chemical Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Yifan Deng

Graduate Student

yid26@pitt.edu
Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15261

Affiliation:

Chemical Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Qiudi Meng

Graduate Student

qim17@pitt.edu
Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15261

Affiliation:

Chemical Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Rituja Patil

Graduate Student

rbp25@pitt.edu
Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15261

Affiliation:

Chemical Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Tejal Sawant

Graduate Student

tvs8@pitt.edu
Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15261

Affiliation:

Chemical Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Most Cited Publications
  1. "Solar water splitting cells." Michael G Walter, Emily L Warren, James R McKone, Shannon W Boettcher, Qixi Mi, Elizabeth A Santori, Nathan S Lewis. Chemical reviews.
  2. "Nanostructured nickel phosphide as an electrocatalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction." Eric J Popczun, James R McKone, Carlos G Read, Adam J Biacchi, Alex M Wiltrout, Nathan S Lewis, Raymond E Schaak. Journal of the American Chemical Society.
  3. "Will solar-driven water-splitting devices see the light of day?." James R McKone, Nathan S Lewis, Harry B Gray. Chemistry of Materials.
  4. "Photoelectrochemical hydrogen evolution using Si microwire arrays." Shannon W Boettcher, Emily L Warren, Morgan C Putnam, Elizabeth A Santori, Daniel Turner-Evans, Michael D Kelzenberg, Michael G Walter, James R McKone, Bruce S Brunschwig, Harry A Atwater, Nathan S Lewis. Journal of the American Chemical Society.
  5. "Ni–Mo nanopowders for efficient electrochemical hydrogen evolution." James R McKone, Bryce F Sadtler, Caroline A Werlang, Nathan S Lewis, Harry B Gray. ACS catalysis.
Recent Publications
  1. "Recent Insights into Electrocatalytic Reactions Under Exotic Conditions." James R McKone, Tejal Sawant, Rituja Patil, Evan V Miu, Dean Miller. 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting.
  2. "Hydrogen Evolution Electrocatalysis with Core-Shell Ni-Mo@ Oxides." Rituja Patil, Stephen House, Aayush Mantri, Judith C Yang, James R McKone. 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting.
  3. "Synthesis of an Alloy-Based Ni-Fe/C Catalyst for the Alkaline Oxygen Evolution Reaction." Margaret Orr, Rituja Patil, James R McKone. 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting.
  4. "Synthesis of Molybdenum Trioxide and Characteristics of HxMoO3 Bronze Formation." Rebekah Habeger, Evan V Miu, James R McKone. 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting.
  5. "Towards Efficient and Stable Nifeox Alkaline Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts." Jeffrey Hoffmann, Margret Orr, Rituja Patil, James R McKone. 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting.

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