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Christopher Muhich

Christopher Muhich

Assistant Professor, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Christopher.Muhich@asu.edu

480-965-2673

School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Arizona State University
PO Box 876106
Tempe, AZ 85287-6106

Titles

  • Assistant Professor, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Biography

Christopher Muhich is an assistant professor of chemical engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan before completing a doctorate at the University of Colorado at Boulder, under the supervision of Al Weimer and Charles Musgrave. After graduate school, he did postdoctoral work in the Aldo Steinfeld group at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). His research uses computational chemistry techniques to fundamentally understand and design materials to facilitate renewable energy generation, and environmentally relevant processes.

Education

  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, 2014
  • BSE, Chemical Engineering (Summa cum Laude), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2009

Journal Articles

2018

Muhich, C. L., S. Blaser, M. Hoes and A. Steinfeld. 2018. Comparing the solar-to-fuel energy conversion efficiency of ceria and perovskite based thermochemical redox cycles for splitting H2O and CO2. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 43(41):18814-18831. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.08.137. (link )

Muhich, C., M. Hoes and A. Steinfeld. 2018. Mimicking tetravalent dopant behavior using paired charge compensating dopants to improve the redox performance of ceria for thermochemically splitting H2O and CO2. Acta Materialia 144(Feb):728-737. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.11.022. (link )

2017

Alghannam, A., C. L. Muhich and C. B. Musgrave. 2017. Adatom surface diffusion of catalytic metals on the anatase TiO2(101) surface. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19(6):4541-4552. DOI: 10.1039/C6CP08789B. (link )

Hoes, M., C. L. Muhich, R. Jaco, G. R. Patzke and A. Steinfeld. 2017. Thermodynamics of paired charge-compensating doped ceria with superior redox performance for solar thermochemical splitting of H2O and CO2. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 5(36):19476-19484. DOI: 10.1039/C7TA05824A. (link )

Muhich, C. L. 2017. Re-evaluating CeO2 expansion upon reduction: Noncounterpoised forces, not ionic radius effects, are the cause. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121(14):8052-8059. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b12373. (link )

Muhich, C. and A. Steinfeld. 2017. Principles of doping ceria for the solar thermochemical redox splitting of H2O and CO2. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 5(30):15578-25590. DOI: 10.1039/C7TA04000H. (link )

2016

Bartel, C. J., C. L. Muhich, A. W. Weimer and C. B. Musgrave. 2016. Aluminun nitride hydrolysis enabled by hydroxyl-mediated surface proton hopping. ACS Applied Materials Interfaces 8(28):18550-18559. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b04375. (link )

Ehrhart, B. D., C. L. Muhich, I. Al-Shankiti and A. W. Weimer. 2016. System efficiency for two-step metal oxide solar thermochemical hydrogen production – Part 1: Thermodynamic model and impact of oxidation kinetics. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 41(44):19881-19893. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.07.109. (link )

Ehrhart, B. D., C. L. Muhich, I. Al-Shankiti and A. W. Weimer. 2016. System efficiency for two-step metal oxide solar thermochemical hydrogen production – Part 2: Impact of gas heat recuperation and separation temperatures. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 41(44):19894-19903. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.07.110. (link )

Ehrhart, B. D., C. L. Muhich, I. Al-Shankiti and A. W. Weimer. 2016. System efficiency for two-step metal oxide solar thermochemical hydrogen production – Part 3: Various methods for achieving low oxygen partial pressures in the reduction reaction. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 41(44):19904-19914. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.07.106. (link )

Muhich, C. L., V. J. Aston, R. M. Trottier, A. W. Weimer and C. B. Musgrave. 2016. First-principles analysis of cation diffusion in mixed metal ferrite spinels. Chemistry of Materials 28(1):214-226. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b03911. (link )

2015

Lubers, A. M., C. L. Muhich, K. M. Anderson and A. W. Weimer. 2015. Mechanistic studies for depositing highly dispersed Pt nanoparticles on carbon by use of trimethyl(methylcyclopentadienyl)platinum(IV) reactions with O2 and H2. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 17:Art. 179. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-015-2982-9. (link )

Muhich, C. L., B. D. Ehrhart, I. Al-Shankiti, B. J. Ward, C. B. Musgrave and A. W. Weimer. 2015. A review and perspective of efficient hydrogen generation via solar thermal water splitting. WIREs Energy and Environment 5(3):261-287. DOI: 10.1002/wene.174. (link )

Muhich, C. L., B. D. Ehrhart, V. A. Witte, S. L. Miller, E. N. Coker, C. B. Musgrave and A. W. Weimer. 2015. Predicting the solar thermochemical water splitting ability and reaction mechanism of metal oxides: a case study of the hercynite family of water splitting cycles. Energy & Environmental Science 8(12):3687-3699. DOI: 10.1039/C5EE01979F. (link )

Muhich, C. L., J. Qiu, A. M. Holder, Y. Wu, A. W. Weimer, W. D. Wei, L. McElwee-White and C. B. Musgrave. 2015. Solvent control of surface plasmon-mediated chemical deposition of Au nanoparticles from alkylgold phosphine complexes. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7(24):13384-13394. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b01918. (link )

Muhich, C. L., K. C. Weston, D. Arifin, A. H. McDaniel, C. B. Musgrave and A. W. Weimer. 2015. Extracting kinetic information from complex gas-solid reaction data. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 54(16):4113-4122. DOI: 10.1021/ie503894f. (link )

2014

Deml, A. M., V. Stevanovic, C. L. Muhich, C. B. Musgrave and R. O'Hayre. 2014. Oxide enthalpy of formation and band gap energy as accurate descriptors of oxygen vacancy formation energetics. Energy & Environmental Science 7(6):1996-2004. DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43874K. (link )

Muhich, C. L., J. Y. Westcott, T. Fuerst, A. W. Weimer and C. B. Musgrave. 2014. Increasing the photocatalytic activity of TiO2 through B, C, and N doping. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118(47):27415-27427. DOI: 10.1021/jp508882m. (link )

2013

Muhich, C. L., J. Y. Westcott, T. C. Morris, A. W. Weimer and C. B. Musgrave. 2013. The effect of N and B doping on graphene and the adsorption and migration behavior of Pt Atoms. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117(20):10523-10535. DOI: 10.1021/jp401665r. (link )

Muhich, C. L., K. C. Weston, P. Lichty, X. Liang, J. Martinek, C. B. Musgrave and A. W. Weimer. 2013. Efficient generation of H2 by splitting water with an isothermal redox cycle. Science 341(6145):540-542. DOI: 10.1126/science.1239454 Article. (link )

2012

Lichty, P., X. Liang, C. Muhich, B. Evanko, C. E. Bingham and A. W. Weimer. 2012. Atomic layer deposited thin film metal oxides for fuel production in a solar cavity reactor. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 37(22):16888-16894. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.08.004. (link )

Muhich, C. L., Y. Zhou, A. M. Holder, A. W. Weimer and C. B. Musgrave. 2012. Effect of surface deposited Pt on the photoactivity of TiO2. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116(18):10138-10149. DOI: 10.1021/jp301862m. (link )

Zhou, Y., C. L. Muhich, B. T. Neltner, A. W. Weimer and C. B. Musgrave. 2012. Growth of Pt partices on the anatase TiO2 (101) surface. Journal of Phsical Chemistry C 116(22):12114-12123. DOI: 10.1021/jp302273m. (link )