Extramural Grants


DOE-BES Catalysis Program: 
DE-FG02-07ER15895, "Exploring Electrocatalysis of Methane on Transition Metal Surfaces"
$340,000; 08/15/16–08/14/18

Army Research Office (ARO)-Chemical Science Program:
66191-CH, "Parsing the New Chemistry of Methanol and Formic Acid Oxidation Reactions on Pt-based Electrocatalysts by in situ Spectroelectrochemistry and Density Functional Theory"
$449,776; 05/01/15–04/30/18

NSF-the Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry (MSN) Program:
CHE-1413429, "On Heavier Chalcogen (Se and Te) Interfacial Chemistry and Charge Transfer in Monolayer-Protected Metal Nanoparticles"
$490,000; 08/15/14–08/14/17.

NSF of China-Oversea Foundation: 
In Situ NMR and IR Investigation of Single Crystal Ensemble Electrocatalysis.
RMB 2,000,000; 01/01/13-12/31/16


In Situ Ultra Fast Time-Resolved Infrared Spectroscopic Study on Shape Controlled Pt Nanoparticles.
$15,000; 04/01/2011-03/30/2013

Acquisition of an Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) System (co-PI).
$221,900; 10/2010-09/2011

NSF-MRI Program:
CHE-1429079, "MRI: Acquisition of an Integrated Raman Microscopy Instrument" (co-PI)
$196,444; 07/15/14–07/14/16

DOE-BES Catalysis Program: 
In Situ NMR/IR/Raman and ab initial DFT Investigations of Unconventional Promoters of Catalytic Activity on Pt-Based Electrocatalysts: from Sulfur to Polymers to Iodine.
$510,000; 08/15/13–08/14/16

DOE-BES Catalysis Program: 
In Situ NMR/IR/Raman and ab initial DFT Investigations of Pt-Based Mono- and Bi-metallic Nanoscale Electrocatalysts: from Sulfur-Poisoning to Polymer Promoters to Surface Activity Indexes.
$510,000; 08/15/10–08/14/13

Nanoscale Single-Crystal Ensemble Electrocatalysis for Fuel Cell Applications.
$450,000; 09/01/09-08/31/12

ab initio Quantum Calculations of 195Pt Knight Shifts in Pt-based Bimetallic Nanoparticles.
132k node-hours on supercomputer Chinook, 10/01/09 - 09/30/10; 120k node-hours on supercomputer Chinook, 10/01/10 - 09/30/11
150k node-hours on supercomputer Chinook, 10/01/11 - 09/30/12

Combined Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Nanoscale Structure-Activity Relationships for Fuel Cell Applications (co-PI).
120k node-hours on supercomputer Chinook, 10/01/11 - 09/30/12
150k node-hours on supercomputer Chinook, 10/01/12 - 09/30/13

DOE-Hydrogen Fuel Initiative: 
An in situ Electrode-Potential-Controlled Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Investigation of Sulfur-Poisoning Effect on Platinum Based Mono- and Bi-metallic Nanoscale Electrocatalysts.
$450,000; 09/01/07–08/31/10

An Electrochemical NMR Investigation of Ligand-Protected Metal Quantum Dots; Metal-Ligand Interactions and Ramifications in Molecular Electronics.
$405,000, 07/01/2005–06/30/2009.

PRF G type: 
Surface Electrochemical NMR and Infrared Spectroscopic Investigation of Catalytic Properties at Real-World Bimetallic Surfaces.
$35,000, 07/01/2002–06/30/2004.

Intramural Grants

Georgetown Environment Initiative grant: 
Towards Submission of an IGERT Proposal Georgetown Focusing on Chemical Catalysis for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
$25,000; 2013

Georgetown Infrastructural grant:
Acquisition of an Urgently Needed ICP-MS (Inductive Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer) for Further Empowering the (Trace) Elemental Analysis Capability at Georgetown
$45,000; 2012

Georgetown Infrastructural grant:
Acquisition of an Urgently Needed EDS (Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometer) for Further Empowering the Nanoscale Research Capability at Georgetown
$40,000; 2009

Georgetown Senior Faculty Research Fellowship:
$15,000; Spring 2008.

Georgetown Undergraduate Learning Initiative Faculty Innovation Grant: 
Enhancing Active Learning in Analytical Chemistry (Chem 211) by Combining Student-Centered and Research-Based POGIL and Case Study Approaches:
$25,000; academic years 06/07 and 07/08

Georgetown Junior Faculty Research Fellowship:
$15,000; Spring 2005.

Georgetown Infrastructural grant:
Upgrade Chemistry Departmental Bruker AM300 NMR Spectrometer
$35,000; 2002

Georgetown Start-up fund:
$340,000; 07/01/2001–06/30/2006.

Georgetown Pilot Research Project Grant:
$10,000, 2002/2003; $10,000, 2004/2005.

Georgetown Summer Research Grant:
$8,000, 2002; $8,500, 2003; $9,000, 2004; $9000, 2005.

Georgetown International Initiatives Collaborative Research Grant:
$3,000, 2002; $5,000, 2005.

Georgetown Grant-in-Aid:
$1,500, Fall 2001; $1,500, Spring 2002; $2,000, Fall 2002; $2,000, Fall 2003; $2000, Spring 2004; $2000, Fall 2004; $2,000, Spring 2005; $2,000, Fall 2005; $2,000, Spring 2006; $2,000, Fall 2006; $2000, Fall 2008; $2000, Fall 2009; $2000, Spring, 2011