Andrzej Wieckowski Ph.D.
Dr. Andrzej Wieckowski is the North American Editor for Electrochimica Acta and Professor of Chemistry at UIUC.Wieckowski's main research focus is on electrode surface structure in relation to electrocatalysis combined with molecular-level studies of surface oxidation and reduction processes, as well as on surface motional behavior in electrocatalysis. Wieckowski pioneered the development (and use) of the method now known as Electrochemica NMR (EC-NMR), which combines metal/surface NMR and electrochemistry for studies of electrochemical interfaces. His group contribution is through new catalyst syntheses, the use of electroanalytical and spectroscopic methods: EC-NMR, XPS, STM, BB-SFG, synchrotron GIF-XAS for single crystal and nanoparticle studies, and through broadly published correlations of electronic-level data and reactivity for fuel cells. Professor Wieckowski has received several national and international chemistry awards, and frequent lecture awards. Beyond the editorship of Electrochimica Acta, he is editing electrochemistry books and is on editorial boards of several chemistry journals. The progress in his research has been reported in more than 250 publications and chapters. Wieckowski has held Chairs or equivalent positions in scientific organizations such as ECS, ISE and ACS.
American Chemical Society, International Society of Electrochemistry, The Electrochemical Society, Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry
Studies in electrochemical surface science by the use of electron spectroscopies (in ultra-high vacuum), BB-SFG, solid-state NMR, scanning probe microscopy (STM), and by electroanalytical methods.
EducationHe received his M.Sc., Ph.D. and D.Sc. in 1981 from University of Warsaw, Poland, and came to the University of Illinois in 1985 after two years of a visiting scientist post at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
• Nominated: ECS fellow and the Pergamon Electrochimica Acta Gold Medal of the International Society of Electrochemistry
• Invited lectureship in Japan: January 18, 2004 - February 16, 2004.
• The ECS David C. Grahame Award, 2002-03
• North American Editor for Electrochimica Acta, January 1, 2001
• Jacques Tacussel Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry, 1999
• The US Department of Energy Prize, 1992
BooksCatalysis and Electrocatalysis at Nanoparticle Surfaces; CRC Press (2003)
Important Articles"An NMR Determination of CO Diffusion on Platinum Electrocatalysts," T. Kobayashi, P. K. Babu, L. Gancs, J. H. Chung, E. Oldfield, and A. Wieckowski, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 127, 14164-14165 (2005).
"Activation of Nanoparticle Pt-Ru Fuel Cell Catalysts by Heat Treatment: A Pt-195 NMR and Electrochemical Study," P. K. Babu, H. S. Kim, S. T. Kuk, J. H. Chung, E. Oldfleld, A. Wieckowski, and E. S. Smotkin, J. of Phys. Chem. B, 109, 17192-17196 (2005).
"Ru-Decorated Pt Surfaces as Model Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts for CO Electrooxidation," F. Maillard, G. -Q. Lu, A. Wieckowski, and U. Stimming, J. of Phys. Chem. B feature article, 109, 16230-16243 (2005).
"Quantitative Vibrational Sum-Frequency Generation Spectroscopy of Thin Layer Electrochemistry: CO on a Pt Electrode," G. -Q. Lu, A. Lagutchev, D. D. Dlott, and A. Wieckowski, Surface Science, 585, 3-16 (2005).
"Mechanisms of Methanol Decomposition on Platinum: A Combined Experimental and Ab Initio Approach," D. Cao, G. -Q. Lu, A. Wieckowski, S. A. Wasileski, and M. Neurock, J. of Phys. Chem. B, 109, 11622-11633 (2005).
"Metallic Nature and Surface Diffusion of CO Adsorbed on Ru Nanoparticles in Aqueous Media: A 13C NMR Study," P. K. Babu, J. H. Chung, S. T. Kuk, T. Kobayashi, E. Oldfield, and A. Wieckowski, J. of Phys. Chem. B, 109, 2474-2477 (2005).
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