Surface Science and Catalysis Research

In the spring of  2016, 4-VA awarded Dr. Ashleigh Baber and Dr. John Morris a grant called Ethanol Chemistry on Titania/Gold Model Catalysts.

In the fall of 2016, 4-VA supported Dr. Baber and Dr. Morris in furthering their research with a second grant called Harnessing TiO2/AU and Au/TiO2 Catalysts for Proprene Oxide Synthesis.

Dr. Ashleigh Baber
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dr. John Morris
Professor of Chemistry

Grant Info

  • Spring 2016 – JMU and VT were awarded $10,000 for Ethanol Chemistry on Titania/Gold Model Catalysts.

  • Fall 2016 – JMU and VT were awarded $15,000 for Harnessing TiO2/AU and Au/TiO2 Catalysts for Proprene Oxide Synthesis.

Student Impact

  • Unique access for undergraduates to a highly specialized field of study
  • Allows students to be engaged in active research early in their college career

Student Researchers

  • Jeremy Wilke
  • David Boyle
  • Wil Andahazy
  • Vivian Lam
  • Max Gillum
  • Nick Tosti
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Student Researchers