Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis (CME)

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R. Morris Bullock

Lead Institution

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory




To establish the fundamental principles needed for efficient interconversion of electrical energy and chemical bonds through precise control of electron and proton transfers.

Research Topics

catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), electrocatalysis, bio-inspired, hydrogen and fuel cells, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel systems)

Systems Studied

Systems: molecules

Interfaces: organic/inorganic

Nanostructured: 0D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), multiscale modeling

Partner Institutions

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Purdue University
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Yale University 

BES Staff Contact

Viviane Schwartz, Chris Bradley