Eranda Nikolla (aq7790)

University Information

Title: Associate Professor
Unit: Chemical Engineering
Department: College of Engineering

Contact Information

313-577-3800
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
5050 Anthony Wayne Dr.
Detroit, 48202

College of Engineering

Phone: (313) 577-4159
Email: erandan@wayne.edu
Title: Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Homepage URL: http://nikollalab.eng.wayne.edu
Education:

B.S. Engineering Chemistry, Oakland University (2003)
M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan (2004)
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan (2009)
Postdoctoral Scholar in Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology (2009-2011)

Research Interests:
  • Electrochemical Systems (fuel cells, electrolyzers, batteries, etc), photochemical systems, CO2 sequestration, design of multifunctional, selective catalysts for biomass conversion.

Research Group:

The Nikolla Research Group focuses on studying various issues related to electrochemical systems (i.e. fuel cells, electrolyzers, batteries) and cooperative/selective catalysis (i.e. design of multifunctional, selective heterogeneous catalysts) for biomass conversion. We aim to address these issues by combining state-of-the-art synthesis techniques, a number of microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, and quantum density functional theory (DFT) chemical calculations.

Research Projects:
  • Electrolysis using solid oxide electrolyzers.
  • Chemical and Electrochemical routes for conversion of biomass.
  • Selective photocatalysis: Harvesting sun's energy to activate chemical bonds.
  • Development of robust cathode materials for Li-air batteries.

Open Positions
Positions are available for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers.  Please contact Prof. Nikolla directly at erandan@wayne.edu.

If you would like to learn more about Prof. Nikolla's research, please look at her group website at http://nikollalab.eng.wayne.edu

Eranda Nikolla

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