Bocarsly Lab

Group Members

Graduate Students

Zach Detweiler

Zach Detweiler

Zach grew up outside of Philadelphia, in Bucks County. His undergraduate institution was the University of Mary Washington. He currently works on the CO2 reduction project, specifically, understanding the reduction mechanism of CO2 at metal surfaces. He is also advised by Prof. Steve Bernasek in this endeavor.

Kuo Liao

Kuo Liao

Kuo received his Bachelors degree in chemistry from Nanjing University with honor in 2010 and entered Bocarsly lab in 2011. His work focuses on mechanistic studies for carbon dioxide reduction on metal electrodes.

Yuan Hu

Yuan Hu

Yuan grew up in Nanjing China, and in 2008 he received his Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from Nanjing University. Then, he got his Master Degree of Science in Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Now he is pursuing his Ph.D. at Princeton, and his research interest aims at photoelectrochemical reduction of CO2 using various semiconductor electrodes.

Travis Shaw

Travis Shaw

Travis graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010 with a B.S. in biochemistry. While at UT Austin he worked on the total synthesis of a sesquiterpene-neolignan natural product under the advisory of Professor Dionicio Siegel. Travis also spent a summer performing synthetic studies in alkaloid total synthesis in the lab of Karl Gademann at the Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne. In the Bocarsly group, Travis studies carbon dioxide reduction using chemically modified electrodes.

Maor Baruch

Maor Baruch

Maor received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He is currently studying the catalysis of electrochemical CO2 reduction at metal and semiconductor electrodes.

Jim White

Jim White

Jim hails from Pennsylvania and got his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and did research there on solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). He currently works at the intersection of the CO2 reduction and fuel cell projects.

Ivy Fortmeyer

Ivy Fortmeyer

Ivy grew up in North Carolina and went on to earn her A.B. in chemistry from Columbia University in 2011. She is currently studying the properties of gold-containing cyanogels.

James Pander

James Pander

James Pander is an alumnus of Penn State University and now works on CO2 reduction on porphyrins.

Tao Zhang

Tao Zhang

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James Park

James Park

James graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in chemistry in 2013.

Undergraduate Students

Melina Acevedo

Melina Acevedo

Melina is a member of the Princeton University class of 2016.

Ioannina Castano

Ioannina Castano

Ioannina is a PRISM REU student for the summer of 2014. She is currently working with Jim on gas-phase CO2 reduction.