Organolanthanide Chemistry Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • SolarEnergy

B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Texas

Ph.D., Organolanthanide Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley

This expert has over 45 years of direct experience in the chemistry field, both as a scientist and Professor.   At the Lawrence Berkeley National Institute, this consultant developed a program based on the molecular design and synthesis of advanced materials.  A major part of the current research program focuses on solar energy conversion being explored for applications in new solar-to-fuels technologies. Other research program focused on organometallic chemistry, and in particular the chemistry of transition metal-silicon systems.  This expert has over 380 publications, has been a guest lecturer and visiting professor in several countries, and the recipient of numerous awards.

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Providing expertise in chemistry to a wide variety of clients.
 
Faculty Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Developed a program based on the molecular design and synthesis of advanced materials. Primary targets are oxide-based materials produced from tailored, oxygen-rich precursor molecules. This new process for generating solid state materials has been used in the synthesis of mesoporous materials with well-defined and complex compositions. In addition, developed molecular precursor routes to heterogeneous catalysts for selective chemical transformations. This strategy has been used, for example, to produce catalysts with good activities and selectivities for the oxydehydrogenation of propane.  Molecular precursor methods have also been employed for the creation of well-defined, catalytic single sites on the surface of oxide supports. A major part of the current research program focuses on solar energy conversion, as part of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis at LBNL. In these efforts, molecular, nanostructured and surface-attached catalysts are being explored for applications in new solar-to-fuels technologies. The primary reactions of interest are water oxidation, proton reduction to hydrogen, and CO2 reduction to hydrocarbons.
 
Professor of Chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley
Research broadened to include studies on electronically active polymers, organic supramolecular chemistry, and materials chemistry. The polymer chemistry in Tilley's group focuses on use of new metal-mediated synthetic routes to conducting and luminescent polymers. Supramolecular chemistry derives from the discovery that zirconocene-coupling methods provide convenient and high-yield routes to macrocycles and cages of various shapes, sizes, and functionalizations
 
Professor, University of California at San Diego
Research program at UC San Diego focused on organometallic chemistry, and in particular the chemistry of transition metal-silicon systems. Systematic investigations on early transition metal-silicon bonded compounds demonstrated that d0 metal-silicon bonds are highly and uniquely reactive. Perhaps the most significant aspect of this work characterized "sigma-bond metathesis" reactions as forming the basis for a new polymerization mechanism, by which early metal complexes catalyze the dehydropolymerization of hydrosilanes to polysilanes. This chemistry was extended to the polymerization of secondary stannanes, to produce the first high molecular weight polystannanes. Recently, this chemistry has been used to develop homogeneous catalysts for methane conversions based on sigma-bond metathesis. Other investigations have focused on the synthesis and study of transition metal complexes with silylene and other reactive silicon "intermediates" as ligands.
 
NSF-sponsored exchange postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology and at the ETH in Z├╝rich
During this period, developed the chemistry of the (pentamethylcyclopentadieny) ruthenium fragment.
 

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