Curriculum Vitae

Walter T. Ralston

2017


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

DOI:10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04688


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

DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06950


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.

DOI:10.1021/jacs.7b10768


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.

DOI:10.1016/j.apcata.2017.07.017


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.

DOI:10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b05156


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


2016


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


2015


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


2014


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


2013


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