Suljo Linic

Short CV

Professor Suljo Linic obtained his PhD degree, specializing in surface and colloidal chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis, at the University of Delaware in 2003 under the supervision of Professor Mark Barteau after receiving his BS degree in Physics with minors in Mathematics and Chemistry from West Chester University in West Chester (Pennsylvenia, USA). He was a Max Planck postdoctoral fellow with Professor Dr. Matthias Scheffler at the Fritz Haber Institute of Max Planck Society in Berlin (Germany), working on first principles studies of surface chemistry. He started his independent faculty career in 2004 at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he is currently the Class of 1983 Faculty Scholar Professor of chemical engineering.



2014 ACS (American Chemical Society) Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science

2013 Thiel Lectureship, awarded by Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Notre Dame

2012 Monroe-Brown Foundation Research Excellence Award from the University of Michigan College of Engineering

2011 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Young Investigator Award, awarded annually by American Institute of Chemical Engineers

2010 1938E Award, awarded annually by the College of Engineering at the University to Michigan

2009 ACS Unilever Award, awarded annually by Colloids and Surface Science Division of ACS

2009 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

2008 DuPont Young Professor Award

2008 Frontiers in Chemistry Invitee (England, August 2008)

2007 Chemical Engineering Departmental Award

2005 NSF Career Award, awarded Nov 2005 for the 2006-2011 period

2003-2004 Max Planck postdoctoral fellowship

2004 Young Scientist Prize from the Council of the International Association of Catalysis Societies, Paris, France

2002, 2003 Gordon Research Conference Fellowships

2002 University of Delaware Competitive Fellowship Award 2002 Department of Chemical Engineering Teaching Fellowship

1995-1998 Soros Foundation Fellowship
Robert L. Pigford Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at the University of Delaware

Research Interests

The Linic Research Group applies first principles theoretical (electronic structure DFT calculations, ab initio kinetic and thermodynamic simulations) and various experimental tools (surface science, in-situ reactor studies, electron microscopy, et cetera) to study chemical transformations on surfaces.

The central objective of the group's work is the development of predictive theories of surface chemistry related to heterogeneous catalysis, electro-catalysis and photo-electro-catalysis.

Selected Publications

  • M. Andiappan, S. Linic: Tuning selectivity in propylene epoxidation by plasmon mediated photo-switching of Cu oxidation state. Science 339, 2013, 1590 more… BibTeX
  • S. Linic, P. Christopher, H. Xin, A. Marimuthu: Catalytic and photocatalytic transformations on metal nanoparticles with targeted geometrie and plasmonic properties. Accounts of chemical research 46 (8), 2013, 1890--1899 more… BibTeX
  • P. Christopher. H. Xin. M. Andiappan, S. Linic: Singular characteristics and unique chemical bond activation mechanisms of photocatalytic reactions on plasmonic nanostructures. Nature materials 11, 2012, 1044--1050 more… BibTeX
  • P. Christopher. H. Xin, S. Linic: Visible light enhanced catalytic oxidation reactions on plasmonic silver nanostructures. Nature chemistry 3, 2011, 467 more… BibTeX
  • S. Linic, P. Christopher. D. B. Ingram: Plasmonic-metal nanostructures for efficient conversion of solar to chemical energy. Nature materials 10, 2011, 911 more… BibTeX