Carlos Morales-Guio

Carlos Morales-Guio

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

5531-G Boelter Hall

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RESEARCH AND INTERESTS
  • Electro-catalysis
  • Renewable energy storage
  • Advanced energy materials and devices
  • Photo-electrochemistry
  • Mass transport
  • Process design
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • Material synthesis and characterization
PUBLICATIONS
  • Morales-Guio, C. G.*; Cave, E. R.*; Nitopi S. A.; Feaster, J. T.; Wang, L.; Kuhl, K. P.; Jackson, A.; Johnson, N. C.; Abram, D. N.; Hatsukade, T.; Hahn, C.; Jaramillo, T. F. “Improved CO2 reduction activity towards C2+ alcohols on a tandem Au on Cu electrocatalyst” Nature Catalysis 2018,  in press
  • Wang, L.; Nitopi, S. A.;  Bertheussen, E.; Orazov, M.; Morales-Guio, C. G.; Liu, X.; Higgins, D. C.; Chan, K.; Nørskov, J. K.; Hahn, C.; Jaramillo, T. F. “Electrochemical carbon monoxide reduction on polycrystalline copper: Effects of potential, pressure and pH on selectivity towards multi-carbon and oxygenated products” ACS Catalysis 2018, 8, 7445–7454.
  • Morales-Guio, C. G.; Liardet, L.; Hu, X. L., “Oxidatively electrodeposited thin-film transition metal (oxy)hydroxides catalysts as oxygen evolution catalysts” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2016, 138, 8946-8957.
  • Morales-Guio, C. G.; Mayer, M. T.; Yella, A.; Tilley, S. D.; Grätzel, M.; Hu, X. L. “An optically transparent iron nickel oxide catalyst for solar water splitting” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015, 137, 9927-9936.
  • Morales-Guio, C. G.; Thorwarth, K.; Niesen, B.; Liardet, L.; Patscheider, J.; Ballif, C.; Hu, X. L. “Solar hydrogen production by amorphous silicon photocathodes coated with a magnetron sputtered Mo2C catalyst” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015, 137, 7035-7038.
  • Morales-Guio, C. G.; Liardet, L.; Mayer, M. T.; Tilley, S. D.; Grätzel, M.; Hu, X. L. “Photoelectrochemical hydrogen production in alkaline solutions using Cu2O coated with earth-abundant hydrogen evolution catalysts” Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2015, 54, 664-667.
  • Morales-Guio, C. G.; Hu, X. L. “Amorphous molybdenum sulfides as hydrogen evolution catalysts” Accounts of Chemical Research 2014, 47, 2671–2681.
  • Morales-Guio, C. G.; Stern, L.A.; Hu, X. L. “Nanostructured hydrotreating catalysts for electrochemical hydrogen evolution” Chemical Society Reviews 2014, 43, 6555-6569.
  • Morales-Guio, C.G.; Tilley, S. D.; Vrubel, H.; Grätzel, M.; Hu, X.L. “Hydrogen evolution from a copper(I) oxide photocathode coated with an amorphous molybdenum sulphide catalyst” Nature Communications 2014, 5, 3059.
EDUCATION
  • Postdoc, Stanford University, 2018
  • Ph.D. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2016
  • M.S. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2013
  • B.Eng. Osaka University, 2011
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
  • 2018 Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • 2017 ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) Award
  • 2016 Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • 2011 Excellence Fellowship, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • 2006 Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for undergraduate and master studies
COURSES
  • Chemical Engineering 108A
  • Chemical Engineering 108B

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