Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000
Phone: (631) 344-2246
FAX: (631) 344-5815
Catalysis: Reactivity and
Catalysis and surface science. Interaction and reaction of molecules with
surfaces of metals, oxides, sulfides and carbides. Use of synchrotron-based
techniques in surface and materials characterization (core and valence
photoemission, x-ray absorption spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction). Modeling
of surface reactions.
Post-Doctoral Fellow (Chemistry), Texas A&M Univ. 1989-1991 (advisor:
Ph.D., Indiana University (Chemistry) 1988 (advisor: C.T. Campbell)
M.S., Simon Bolivar University (Chem. Eng.) 1985
M.S., Simon Bolivar University (Theoretical Chemistry) 1983
B.S., Simon Bolivar University (Chem. Eng.) 1982
B.S., Simon Bolivar University (Chemistry) 1981
Adjunct Professor, SUNY Stony Brook, 2005-present
Senior Chemist, BNL, 2002-present
Chemist with tenure, BNL, 1998-2002
Chemist, BNL, 1995-1998
Associate chemist, BNL, 1993-1995
Assistant chemist, BNL, 1991-1993
Research Associate, Texas A&M University, 1991
Research Assistant, Indiana University, 1986-1988
Honors and Awards
Science and Technology Award of Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2011
HENAAC Award for Technical Achievements, 2007
Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship,Indiana University, 1988-1989.
The Felix Haurowitz Award for outstanding perfomance as an advanced graduate
student in chemistry. Indiana University, 1987-1988.
The Robert Chernin Award for outstanding achievement in first-year graduate
research in chemistry. Indiana University, 1985-1986.
Honorable mention for outstanding achievement in research as a MS student in
chemistry. Simon Bolivar University, 1983.
Supervisor of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Development of
synchrotron equipment for catalysts characterization. Co-organizer of
scientific conferences and science fairs. Editorial Board of Surface Science
2005-2011. Guest editor for special issues in Topics in Catalysis and
Journal of Molecular Catalysis A. Frequent reviewer for journals in physical
chemistry and catalysis.
Recent Selected Publications
- “Activity of CeOx and TiOx
Nanoparticles Grown on Au(111) in the Water-Gas Shift
Reaction”, J.A. Rodriguez, S. Ma, P. Liu, J. Hrbek, J. Evans
and M. Perez, Science, 318 (2007)
- “Dissociation of SO2 on Au/TiC(001):
Effects of Au-C Interactions and Charge Polarization”, J.A.
Rodriguez, P. Liu, F. Viñes, F. Illas, Y. Takahashi, and K.
Nakamura, Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 47 (2008)
- “High Catalytic Activity of Au/CeOx/TiO2(110)
Controlled by the Nature of the Mixed-Metal Oxide at the
Nanometer Level”, J.B. Park, J. Graciani, J. Evans, D.
Stacchiola, S. Ma, P. Liu, A. Nambu, J. Fernandez-Sanz, J.
Hrbek, and J.A. Rodriguez, Proceedings of the National
Academy of Science (PNAS), 106 (2009)
- “Desulfurization of Thiophene on Au/TiC(001):
Au-C Interactions and Charge Polarization”, J.A. Rodriguez,
P. Liu, Y. Takahashi, K. Nakamura, F. Viñes, and F. Illas,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131 (2009) 8592
- “Water-Gas Shift Reaction on a Highly
Active Inverse CeOx/Cu(111) Catalyst: Unique Role
of Ceria Nanoparticles”, J.A. Rodriguez, J. Graciani, J.
Evans, J.B. Park, F. Yang, D. Stacchiola, S.D. Senanayake,
S. Ma, M. Perez, P. Liu, J.F. Sanz, and J. Hrbek, Angew.
Chem. Int. Ed., 48 (2009) 8047
- “Role of Au-C interactions on the
catalytic activity of Au nanoparticles supported on TiC(001)
towards molecular oxygen dissociation”, J.A. Rodríguez, L.
Feria, T. Jirsak, Y. Takahashi, K. Nakamura, and F. Illas,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132 (2010) 3177
- “High Activity of Ce1-xNixO2-y
for H2 Production through Ethanol Steam
Reforming: Tuning Catalytic Performance through Metal Oxide
Interactions”, G. Zhou, L. Barrio, S. Agnoli, S.D.
Senanayake, J. Evans, A. Kubacka, M. Estrella, J.C. Hanson,
A. Martínez-Arias, M. Fernández-García, and J.A. Rodriguez,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49 (2010)
- “Interaction of SO2 with Cu/TiC(001)
and Au/TiC(001): Towards a New Family of DeSOx
Catalysts”, L. Feria, J. A. Rodriguez, T. Jirsak, F. Illas,
J. Catal., 279 (2011) 352
- “A New Type of Strong Metal-Support
Interaction and the Production of H2 through the
Transformation of Water on Pt/CeO2(111) and Pt/CeOx/TiO2(110)
Catalysts”, A. Bruix, J.A. Rodriguez, P.J. Ramirez,
S.D. Senanayake, J. Evans, J.B. Park, D. Stacchiola, P. Liu,
J. Hrbek, and F. Illas, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134 (2012)
- “CO2 Activation and Methanol
Synthesis on Novel Cu/TiC and Au/TiC Catalysts”, A.B. Vidal,
L. Feria, J. Evans, Y. Takahashi, P. Liu, K. Nakamura, F.
Illas, and J.A. Rodriguez, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 3
- “In-situ/Operando Studies for the
Production of Hydrogen through the Water-Gas Shift on Metal
Oxide/Catalysts”, J.A. Rodriguez, J. C. Hanson, D.
Stacchiola and S. Senanayake, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
15 (2013) 12004
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