Tom Jaramillo

Assistant Professor

Deputy Director for Experiments, Task leader for synthesis, characterization, and demonstration

One of the most important technical problems facing humanity is the development of a long-term, sustainable energy economy. In our research group, we develop clean energy technologies. We conduct fundamental research into the chemistry and physics of materials and engineer their surface and bulk properties to ultimately improve the efficiency of chemical transformations in renewable energy.


Development of a reactor with carbon catalysts for modular-scale, low-cost electrochemical generation of H 2 O 2. Zhihua Chen, Shucheng Chen, Samira Siahrostami, Pongkarn Chakthranont, Christopher Hahn, Dennis Nordlund, Sokaras Dimosthenis, Jens K. Nørskov, Zhenan Bao, Thomas F. Jaramillo . Reaction Chemistry & Engineering . 2017. Electrochemical Ammonia Synthesis - The Selectivity Challenge. Aayush R. Singh, Brian A Rohr, J. A. Schwalbe, Matteo Cargnello, Karen Chan, Thomas F. Jaramillo, Ib Chorkendorff, Jens. K. Nørskov . ACS Catalysis , 7 , 706- 709 . 2017.
Operando investigation of Au-MnOx thin films with improved activity for the oxygen evolution reaction. Rasmus Frydendal, Linsey C. Seitz, D. Sokaras, T.-C. Weng, Dennis Nordlund, Ib Chorkendorff, Ifan E.L. Stephens, Thomas F. Jaramillo . Electrochimica Acta , 230 , 22- 28 . 2017. Combining theory and experiment in electrocatalysis: Insights into materials design . Z.W. Seh, Jakob Kibsgaard, Colin F. Dickens, Ib Chorkendorff, Jens K. Nørskov, Thomas F. Jaramillo . Science , 355 . 2017.
Active and Stable Ir@Pt Core–Shell Catalysts for Electrochemical Oxygen Reduction . A.L. Strickler , A. Jackson, T.F. Jaramillo . ACS Energy Letters , 2 , 224- 229 . 2016. Materials for solar fuels and chemicals. J.H. Montoya, L.C. Seitz, P. Chakthranont, A. Vojvodic, T.F. Jaramillo, J.K. Nørskov . Nature Materials , 16 , 70- 81 . 2017.
High-performance oxygen reduction and evolution carbon catalysis: From mechanistic studies to device integration. John W. F. To, Jia Wei Desmond Ng, Samira Siahrostami, Ai Leen Koh, Yangjin Lee, Zhihua Chen, Kara D. Fong, Shucheng Chen, Jiajun He, Won-Gyu Bae, Jennifer Wilcox, Hu Young Jeong, Kwanpyo Kim, Felix Studt, Jens K. Nørskov, Thomas F. Jaramillo, Zhenan Bao . Nano Research , 1- 15 . 2016. A highly active and stable IrOx/SrIrO3 catalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction. L.C. Seitz , C.F. Dickens, K. Nishio, Y. Hikita, J. Montoya, A. Doyle, C. Kirk, A. Vojvodic, H.Y. Hwang, J.K. Nørskov, T.F. Jaramillo . Science , 353 , 1011- 1014 . 2016.
Two-Dimensional Molybdenum Carbide (MXene) as an Efficient Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution . Z.W. Seh, K.D. Fredrickson, B. Anasori, J. Kibsgaard, A.L. Strickler, M.R. Lukatskaya, Y. Gogotsi, T.F. Jaramillo, A. Vojvodic . ACS Energy Letters , 1 , 589- 594 . 2016. Mesoporous platinum nickel thin films with double gyroid morphology for the oxygen reduction reaction. J. Kibsgaard, A. Jackson, T.F. Jaramillo . Nano Energy , 29 , 243- 248 . 2016.