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Ashley Head

Associate Scientist, Interface Sciences/Catalysis, Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Ashley Head

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735, Room 1046
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-3245
ahead@bnl.gov

Expertise | Education | Appointments | Publications | Highlights | Awards


Expertise

metal oxides, heterogeneous catalysis, surface science, X-ray and UV photoelectron spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, in situ and operando spectroscopy

Education

  • PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Arizona in 2011
  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in Chemistry from James Madison University in 2005

Professional Appointments

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2015-2017
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Division for Synchrotron Radiation Research, Lund University, 2012-2015

Selected Publications

  • Tsyshevsky R, Head AR, Trotochaud L, Bluhm H, Kuklja MM (2020) Mechanisms of Degradation of Toxic Nerve Agents: Quantum-chemical Insight into Interactions of Sarin and Soman with Molybdenum Dioxide. Surface Science 700:121639. doi: 10.1016/j.susc.2020.121639
  • Eads CN, Zhong J-Q, Kim D, Akter N, Chen Z, Norton AM, Lee V, Kelber JA, Tsapatsis M, Boscoboinik JA, Sadowski JT, Zahl P, Tong X, Stacchiola DJ, Head AR, Tenney SA (2020) Multi-modal surface analysis of porous films under operando conditions. AIP Advances 10:085109. doi: 10.1063/5.0006220
  • Ma Y, Wang J, Goodman KR, Head AR, Tong X, Stacchiola DJ, White MG (2020) Reactivity of a Zirconia–Copper Inverse Catalyst for CO2 Hydrogenation. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124:22158–22172. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c06624
  • Carr AJ, Head A, Boscoboinik JA, Bhatia SR, Eisaman MD (2020) Direct Evidence of Graphene-Induced Molecular Reorientation in Polymer Films. Advanced Materials Interfaces 7:2000113. doi: 10.1002/admi.202000113
  • Eren B, Head AR (2020) Carbon Monoxide Adsorption on Manganese Oxide/Cobalt: an Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Study. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124:3557–3563. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08942
  • Head AR, Gattinoni C, Trotochaud L, Yu Y, Karslioglu O, Pletincx S, Eichhorn B, Bluhm H (2019) Water (Non-)Interaction with MoO3. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123:16836–16842. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b03822
  • Head AR, Trotochaud L, Tsyshevsky R, Fears K, Eichhorn B, Kuklja MM, Bluhm H (2018) Coupling Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy with Density Functional Theory to Study Complex Surface Chemistry and Catalysis. Topics in Catalysis 61:2175–2184. doi: 10.1007/s11244-018-1062-7
  • Head AR, Karslioglu O, Gerber T, Yu Y, Trotochaud L, Raso J, Kerger P, Bluhm H (2017) CO adsorption on Pd(100) studied by multimodal ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron and infrared reflection absorption spectroscopies. Surface Science 665:51–55. doi: 10.1016/j.susc.2017.08.009
  • Trotochaud L, Head AR, Karslioglu O, Kyhl L, Bluhm H (2016) Ambient pressure photoelectron spectroscopy: Practical considerations and experimental frontiers. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 29:053002. doi: 10.1088/1361-648x/29/5/053002

Research Highlights

Atomic Defect Lines Suppress Deactivation of Iron Oxide Catalysts

CFN Scientist Spotlight: Ashley Head

Awards & Recognition

James Madison University College of Science and Mathematics Alumna of the Year 2018

Ashley Head

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735, Room 1046
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-3245
ahead@bnl.gov

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