Michael Janik

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Email: mjanik@psu.edu




Research Areas:

  • Computational Design of Catalysts and Electrocatalysts

Research Methods:

  • Computational algorithms based on quantum mechanics
  • Novel approaches to including electrode potential variation

Research Applications:

  • Electrocatalysis:
    • Borohydrides & Alkaline Cells
    • Hydrocarbons & Solid Oxide Cells
    • Oxygen Reduction at the Electrode-Membrane Interface
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis:
    • Reforming for H2 production
    • Catalytic combustion
    • Selective transformation in zeolites
    • High temperature desulfurization
  • Complex interfaces
  • Alloy Design
  • Aqueous Environments