Mon, Wed & Fri 11 am-12 pm or by appt.
Prior to coming to ISU, Dr. Green was a process development engineer for Intel Corporation and an environmental remediation consultant. She received her Ph.D. in Surface Science and Physical Chemistry from the University of Virginia.
299Independent Honor Study In Chemistry
499Independent Research For The Master's Thesis
290Research in Chemistry
490Research In Chemistry
Surface Science, Catalysis, Photo-catalysis, Green Chemistry.
The Green Lab probes the surface chemistry of novel nanoparticle catalysts. Surface chemistry is involved in the production of almost all synthetic materials in our lives through heterogeneous catalytic reactions. It is also a dominant factor in environmental remediation such as the catalytic exhaust systems used in automobiles. Our lab employs low temperature in situ transmission infrared (TIR) spectroscopy to study chemical reactions in real-time over novel nanoparticle catalyst surfaces. One current project studies a group of gold-core-oxide-shell (Au@TiO2) nano-catalysts showing promise as efficient thermo- and photo- catalysts for oxidation reactions. By comparing catalytic performances of similar Au@TiO2 nanoparticles with subtle design differences such as gold loading, shell thickness, and nanoparticle size, the Green Lab is able to provide crucial insights into future catalyst design and optimization.
C. A. Wolcott, I. X. Green, T. L. Silbaugh, Y. Xu, and C. T. Campbell, “Energetics of adsorbed CH2 and CH on Pt(111) by Calorimetry: the dissociative adsorption of diiodomethane”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118(50), 29310
I. X. Green, W. Tang, M. Neurock, and J. T. Yates, Jr., “Insights into catalytic oxidation at the Au/TiO2 dual perimeter sites”, Accounts of Chemical Research, 2014, 47(3), 805
I. X. Green, W. Tang, M. McEntee, M. Neurock, and J. T. Yates, Jr., “Inhibition at Perimeter Sites of Au/TiO2 Oxidation Catalyst by Reactant Oxygen”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 12717
I. X. Green, W. Tang, M. Neurock, and J. T. Yates, Jr.,“Spectroscopic Observation of Dual Catalytic Sites at Work: Oxidation of CO on a Au/TiO2 Catalyst”, Science, 2011, 333, 736
I. X. Green, W. Tang, M. Neurock, and J. T. Yates, Jr., “Low Temperature Catalytic H2 Oxidation over Nanoparticle Au/TiO2-Dual Perimeter Sites at Work”, Angew. Chem. Int. Edit., 2011, 50, 10186