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Joseph T. Hupp, Ph.D.

Morrison Professor of Chemistry

Joe Hupp is a native of rural western New York state. He was introduced to chemical research as an undergraduate student at Houghton College in New York, evaluating candidate electrode materials for heart pacers. He completed a B.Sc. degree in 1979. Subsequently he was a student of the late Mike Weaver at Michigan State University and Purdue University, completing a Ph.D. degree in 1983. He was a postdoc at the University of North Carolina. In 1986 he moved to Northwestern University where he is currently a Morrison Professor of Chemistry and a Senior Science Fellow in the Materials Science Division at nearby Argonne National Laboratory. He is the Deputy Director of the recently renewed Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center (ICDC), an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) sponsored by the Dept. of Energy. He is also the team lead for “Redox Catalysts for Energy-Demanding Reactions” thrust within the Center for Light Energy Activated Redox Processes (LEAP), also a DOE-sponsored EFRC and successor of the Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) Center.  He completed an eleven-year stint as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society, and recently has been appointed as the chair of the editorial board for Energy & Environmental Science.

His research centers on energy- and defense-relevant materials chemistry, including materials for chemical separations, chemical catalysis, light-to-electrical energy conversion, catalytic water oxidation, high-capacity storage and release of molecular hydrogen, and capture and destruction of chemical warfare agents. His research accomplishments have been recognized with awards from the Sloan Foundation, the Dreyfus Foundation, the American Chemical Society, the Electrochemical Society, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Inter-American Photochemical Society, the Japan Society for Coordination Chemistry, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and others.  He has mentored 55 students to Ph.D. completion. His research findings, described in about 580 peer-reviewed articles and in about a dozen patents, place him among the world’s most highly cited chemists as assessed by Thomson-Reuters.

Contact Info
Email:j-hupp@northwestern.edu

Phone: 847-491-3504  |  Office: Ryan 1011

Neil Schweitzer, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, REACT Operations Director

Neil is a Research Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering. He obtained his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Toledo in 2004, then went on to receive his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2010. He was co-advised by Levi Thompson and Suljo Linic. Next, Neil spent two years as a post-doc at Argonne National Lab working with Jeff Miller and Chris Marshall. He started as the REACT (formerly CleanCat) lab manager in January of 2013.

Nick Huryk, M.A.

Program Assistant

Nick joined the Hupp Group in September 2018, taking on the responsibilities of the Program Assistant role. Born in Seoul and raised in Michigan, he received his B.A. in Political Science (2013) from the University of Notre Dame and his M.A. in International Development Studies (2017) from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

Contact Info
Email: hupp-ofc@northwestern.edu

Phone: 847-467-7468  |  Office: Ryan 1012

 

Postdocs

Subhadip Goswami, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher (Joint with Prof. Omar Farha)

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Florida, 2015
Advised by Prof. Kirk S. Schanze

M.S. Chemistry, IIT Kanpur, 2010

B.S. Chemistry, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, 2008

Subgroup: Hupp/Farha Solar

Contact Info
Email: subhadip.goswami@northwestern.edu
Office: Tech KG34

Jian Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher (Joint with Prof. Omar Farha)

Ph.D. Material Chemistry, SUNY – Binghamton, 2015
Advised by Prof. Wayne E. Jones Jr.

Subgroup: Joint Hupp/Farha

Contact Info
Email: jian.liu@northwestern.edu
Office: Ryan 1019

Xuan Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher (Joint with Prof. Omar Farha)

Ph.D. Chemistry, Texas A&M University, 2016
Advised by Prof. Kim R. Dunbar

B.S. Chemistry, Nankai University, 2011

Subgroup: Joint Hupp/Farha

Contact Info
Email: xuan.zhang@northwestern.edu
Office: Ryan 1022
 

Graduate Students

Ahmet Atilgan

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2015 – present

M.Sc. Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University

B.S. Chemistry, Middle East Technical University

Subgroup: Hupp/Farha Solar

Contact Info
Email: ahmetatilgan2020@u.northwestern.edu
Office: Ryan 1022

Cassandra Buru, M.S.

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2015 – present
Jointly advised by Prof. Omar Farha

B.S./M.S. Chemistry, Emory University, 2015
Advised by Prof. Christopher Scarborough

Subgroup: CWA Enzyme

Contact Info
Email: cassandraburu2020@u.northwestern.edu
Office: Ryan 1019

Yijing Chen

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2016 – present
Jointly advised by Prof. Omar Farha

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2016

Subgroup: CWA Enzyme

Contact Info
Email: yijingchen2020@u.northwestern.edu
Office: Ryan 1021

Yuexing Cui

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2014 – present
Jointly advised by Prof. Omar Farha

B.S. Chemistry, University of Delaware, 2014

Subgroup: Joint Hupp/Farha

Contact Info
Email: yuexingcui2014@u.northwestern.edu
Office: Ryan 1016

Jiaxin (Dawn) Duan

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2018 – present

B.S. Chemistry, University of Minesota, 2018
Advised by Prof. Andreas Stein

Subgroup: Hupp/Farha Solar

Contact Info

Email: dawnduan@u.northwestern.edu
Office: Ryan 1016

Timothy Goetjen

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2017 – present
Jointly advised with Prof. Omar Farha

B.A. Chemistry and Computer Science, Rutgers University – New Brunswick, 2017
Advised by Prof. G. Charles Dismukes

Subgroup: Joint Hupp/Farha

Contact Info

Email: tim.goetjen@u.northwestern.edu
Office: Ryan 2033

Rebecca Goncalves

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2018 – present
Jointly advised by Prof. Randall Snurr (Chemical Engineering)

B.S. Chemistry, The College of New Jersey, 2018
Advised by Prof. Joseph Baker

Subgroup: Joint Hupp/Farha/Snurr

Contact Info

Email: rbg@u.northwestern.edu
Office: Catalysis 221

Boris Kramar

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2018 – present
Jointly advised by Prof. Lin X. Chen

B.S. Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2018
Advised by Prof. Peter H. Dinolfo

Subgroup: Heterogeneous Catalysis

Contact Info

Yijun Liao

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2014 – present
Jointly advised by Prof. Omar Farha

B.S. Chemistry, Hope College, 2014
Advised by Prof. Graham Peaslee

Subgroup: Joint Hupp/Farha

Contact Info
Email: yijunliao2020@u.northwestern.edu
Office: Ryan 1021

Rodrigo Maldonado

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2017 – present
Jointly advised by Prof. Omar Farha

B.S. Chemistry, Rice University, 2017
Advised by Prof. Ángel Martí

Subgroup: Joint Hupp/Farha

Contact Info
Email: rodrigomaldonado2022@u.northwestern.edu
Office: Ryan 2033

Hyunho Noh

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2015 – present
Jointly advised by Prof. Omar Farha

B.S. Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2015

Subgroup: Hupp/Farha Solar

Contact Info
Email: hyunhonoh2020@u.northwestern.edu
Office: Ryan 1020

Rebecca Palmer

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2014 – present

B.S. Chemistry, Utah State University, 2014
Advised by Sid Das

Subgroup: Hupp/Farha Solar

Contact Info
Email: rebeccahansen2019@u.northwestern.edu
Office: Ryan 1019

Tom Sheridan

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2018 – present

B.S. Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 2018
Advised by Prof. Harry Gray

Subgroup: Hupp CWA

Contact Info

Aaron Stone

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2018 – present
Jointly advised by Prof. Emily Weiss

B.A. Chemistry and Mathematics, Wesleyan University – Middletown, 2018
Advised by Prof. T. David Westmoreland

Subgroup: Heterogeneous Catalysis

Contact Info

Email: aaronstone2023@u.northwestern.edu
Office: Tech K332

Mark Taylor

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2018 – present
Jointly advised by Prof. Justin Notestein (Chemical Engineering)

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014

Subgroup: Hupp CWA

Contact Info

Qining Wang

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2018 – present
Jointly advised by Prof. Justin Notestein (Chemical Engineering)

B.A. Chemistry, Rutgers University – New Brunswick, 2018
Advised by Prof. Jing Li

Subgroup: Gas Phase Catalysis

Contact Info

Email: qining.wang@northwestern.edu
Office: TBD

Rui Wang

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2018 – present

B.S. Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, 2018
Advised by Prof. Shulan Ma (2017-2018)
Advised by Prof. Guohua Hou (2015-2017)

Subgroup: Hupp CWA

Contact Info

Email: ruiwang2023@u.northwestern.edu
Office: TBD

Ying Yang

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University, 2017 – present

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2015-2017
Advised by Prof. Jinlong Gong

B.S. Chemistry, Nankai University, 2013-2015
Advised by Prof. Langxing Chen

Subgroup: Joint Hupp/Farha

Contact Info
Email: yingyang2022@u.northwestern.edu
Office: Ryan 1022
 

Visiting Scholars

Zhiyong Lu, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar

Ph.D. Chemistry, Nanjing University, 2015
Advised by Prof. Junfeng Bai

B.S. Chemistry, Sun Yat-Sen University, 2009

Contact Info
Email: zhiyong.lu@northwestern.edu
Office: Tech KG34

Kun Zhang

Visiting Scholar

Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, 2014 – present
Advised by Prof. Wei Dong

B.S. Chemistry, Hefei Normal University, 2012

Contact Info

Email: kun.zhang@northwestern.edu
Office: Tech KG34

Tian-Jiao Hu, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar

Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, 2018
Advised by Prof. Guoqiang Lin

B.S. Chemistry, China Pharmaceutical University, 2013

Contact Info

Email: tianjiao.hu@northwestern.edu
Office: Ryan 1022

Qin Liu, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Science and Technology, 2016
Advised by Prof. Li Song

B.S. Chemistry, Anqing Normal University, 2010

Contact Info

Email: qin.liu@northwestern.edu
Office: Ryan 1020

Wentuan Bi, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Science and Technology, 2015
Advised by Prof. Yi Xie & Prof. Changzheng Wu

B.S. Materials Chemistry, China University of Geosciences, 2010

Contact Info

Email: wentuan.bi@northwestern.edu
Office: Tech KG34

Andrés Lancheros Sánchez

Visiting Scholar

Ph.D. Student, Chemistry, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

M.Sc. Bioenergy, State University of Londrina

B.S. Chemistry, State University of Londrina

Bachelor’s, Chemistry Education, National Pedgogic University