Curriculum Vitae

Walter T. Ralston


19. Ralston, WT., Liu, WC., Alayoglu, S., Melaet, G. Bimetallic Cobalt Nanoparticles (Co-M): Synthesis, Characterization, and Application in the Fischer-Tropsch Process. Topics in Catal, 2018.

DOI: 10.1007/s11244-018-0945-y

18. Horowitz, Y., Han, HL., Soto, FA., Ralston, WT., Balbuena, PB., Somorjai, GA. Fluoroethylene Carbonate as a Directing Agent in Amorphous Silicon Anodes: Electrolyte Interface Structure Probed by Sum Frequency Vibrational Spectroscopy and Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics. Nano Lett., 2017


17. Tao, F., Ralston, WT., Liu, H., Somorjai, GA. Surface Structures of Model Metal Catalyst Surfaces under Reactant Gasses. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017


16. Deraedt, C., Ye, R., Ralston, WT., Toste, FD., Somorjai, GA. Denrimer Stabilized Metal Nanoparticle as Efficient Catalysts for the Reverse Dehydrogenation/Hydrogenation of N-heterocycles. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139 (49) 18084-92.


15. Liu, WC., Ralston, WT., Melaet, G., Somorjai, GA. Oxidative Coupling of Methane (OCM): Effect of Noble Metal (M = Pt, Ir, Rh) Doping on the Performance of Mesoporous Silica MCF-17 Supported MnxOy - Na2WO4 Catalysts. Appl. Catal. A., 2017, 545, 17-23.


14. Ralston, WT., Melaet, G., Saephan, T., Somorjai, G.A. Evidence of Structure Sensitivity in the Fischer-Tropsch Reaction on Model Cobalt Nanoparticles by Time-Resolved Chemical Transient Kinetics. Angew Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 7415.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201701186

13. Deraedt, C., Melaet, G., Ralston, WT., Ye, R., Somorjai, G.A. Platinum and Other Transition Metal Nanoclusters (Pd, Rh) Stabilized by PAMAM Dendrimer as Excellent Heterogeneous Catalysts: Application to the Methylcyclopentane (MCP) Hydrogenative Isomerisation. Nano Lett., 2017, 17 (3) 1853-1852.


12. Horowitz, Y., Han, HL., Ralston, WT., Araujo, J., Somorjai, GA. Influence of Fluorinated Electrolyte on SEI formation in Li-ion batteries using Sum Frequency Generation Vibrational spectroscopy. Adv. Energy Mater., 2017, 7, 17 1614-6840.

DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201602060


11. Kennedy, G., Melaet, G., Han, L., Ralston, WT., Somorjai, GA. Platinum supported Co3O4 catalyst for crotonaldehyde hydrogenation; a Sum Frequency Generation and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Study. ACS Catal. 2016, 6 7140-7147.

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b01640

10. Ye, R., Yuan, B., Zhao, J., Ralston, WT., Wu, C-Y., Barin, EU., Toste, FD., Somorjai, GA. Metal Nanoparticle Catalyzed Selective Carbon-Carbon Bond Activation in the Liquid Phase. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, (27) 8533-8537.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b03977

9. Liu, WC., Meleat, G., Ralston, WT., Alayoglu, S., Horowitz, Y., Ye, R., Hurlburt, T., Mao, B., Crumlin, E., Salmeron, M., Somorjai, GA. Co-Rh Nanoparticles for the Hydrogenation of Carbon Monoxide: Catalytic Performance Towards Alcohol Production and Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Study. Catal Lett. 2016

DOI: 10.1007/s10562-016-1782-x

8. Melaet, G., Ralston, WT., Liu, WC., Somorjai, GA. Product Distribution Change in the Early Stages of Carbon Monoxide Hydrogenation over Cobalt Magnesium Fischer-Tropsch Catalyst. Catalysis Today. 2016, 272, 69-73.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2016.03.027


7. Ralston, WT., Kennedy, G., Musselwhite, N., Horowitz, Y., Cordones-Hahn, A., Rude, B., Ahmed, M., Melaet, G., Alayoglu, S. Soft X-ray Spectroscopy Studies of Adsorption and Reaction of CO in the presence of H2 over 6 nm MnO Nanoparticles Supported on Mesoporous Co3O4. Surface Sci. 2015, 648, 14-22.

DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2015.12.006

6. Li, CS*., Melaet, G*., Ralston, WT.*, An, K., Brooks, C., Ye, Y., Liu, Y., Zhu, J., Guo, J., Alayoglu, S., Somorjai, GA. High Performance Hybrid Oxide Catalyst of Manganese and Cobalt for Low Pressure Methanol Synthesis. Nat. Commun. 2015, 6:6538.

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7538


5. Melaet, G., Ralston, WT., Liu, WC., Somorjai, GA. Time-Resolved (2s) Study of the Initial Steps of the Catalytic Hydrogenation of CO: From Branched Isomers to Unsaturated Molecules. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2014, 118 (46), 26921-26925.

DOI: 10.1021/jp5095917

4. Sapi, A., Thompson, C., Wang, H., Michalak, WD., Ralston, WT., Alayoglu, S., Somorjai, GA. Recovery of Pt surfaces for ethylene hydrogenation-based active site determination. Catal. Lett. 2014, 144 (7), 1151-1158.

DOI: 10.1007/s10562-014-1272-y

3. Melaet, G., Ralston, WT., Li, CS., Alayoglu, S., An, K., Musselwhite, N., Kalkan, B., Somorjai, GA. Evidence of highly active cobalt oxide catalyst for the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and CO2 hydrogenation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136 (6), 2260-2263.

DOI: 10.1021/ja412447q


2. Yang, M., Allen, AJ., Nguyen, MT., Ralston, WT., MacLeod, MJ., DiSalvo, FJ. Corrosion behavior of mesoporous transition metal nitrides. J. Solid State Chem. 2013, 205, 49-56.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2013.06.026

1. Yang, M., Ralston, WT., Tessier, F., Allen, AJ., DiSalvo, FJ. Mesoporous VN prepared by solid-solid phase separation. J. Solid State Chem. 2013, 197, 398-401.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2012.09.012