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Bert Chandler

Professor of Chemistry and of Chemical Engineering
Bert Chandler
Bert Chandler

Professional Appointments and Affiliations

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Chemistry


Postdoc in Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina 

Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Minnesota 

B.S. in Chemistry, Georgia Southern University

Selected Publications

A current list of publications can be found here. 

Kumar, S; Whittaker, T; Peterson, C; Grabow, LC; Chandler, BD*; “Water Poisons H2 Activation at the Au-TiO2 Interface by Slowing Proton and Electron Transfer between Au and Titania” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2020, v124, p 5760-5772 (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b13729).

Bruno, J; Dwarica, N; Whittaker, T; Hand, ER; Guzman, CJ; Dasgupta, A, Chen, Z; Rioux, RM; Chandler, BD*; “Supported Ni-Au colloid precursors for active, selective, and stable alkyne partial hydrogenation catalysts” ACS Catalysis, 2020, v10, p2565-2580 (DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b05402).

Whittaker, T; Kumar, S; Peterson, C; Pollock, MN; Grabow, LC; Chandler, BD*; “H2 Oxidation over Supported Au Nanoparticle Catalysts: Evidence for Heterolytic H2 Activation at the Metal-Support Interface” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, v140, p 16469–16487 (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b04991).

Saavedra, J; Pursell, CJ; Chandler, BD*; “CO Oxidation Kinetics over Au/TiO2 and Au/Al2O3 Catalysts: Evidence for a Common Water-Assisted Mechanism” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, v140, p3712–3723 (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b12758).

Kumar, G; Tibbitts, L; Newell, J; Panthi, B; Mukhopadhyay, A; Pursell, CJ; Rioux, RM; Janik, M; Chandler, BD* “Evaluating differences in the active-site electronics of supported Au nanoparticle catalysts using Hammett and DFT studies” Nature Chemistry, 2018, v10, p268–274 (doi:10.1038/nchem.2911).

Saavedra, J; Whittaker, T, Chen, Z; Pursell, CJ; Rioux, RM; Chandler, BD*; “ Controlling Activity and Selectivity using Water in the Au-catalyzed Preferential Oxidation of CO in H2” Nature Chemistry, 2016, v13 p100-108 (doi:10.1038/nchem.2494).

Panthi, B; Mukhopadhyay, A; Tibbitts, L; Saavedra, J; Pursell, CJ; Rioux, RM; Chandler, BD*; “Using Thiol Adsorption on Supported Au Nanoparticle Catalysts to Evaluate Au Dispersion and the Number of Actives Sites for Benzyl Alcohol Oxidation” ACS Catalysis, 2015, v5 p2232-2241 (DOI: 10.1021/cs501942t).

Saavedra, J; Doan, HA; Pursell, CJ; Grabow, LC*; Chandler, BD*; “The critical role of water at the gold-titania interface in catalytic CO oxidation” Science, 2014, v345 p1599-1602 (DOI: 10.1126/science.1256018).

Saavedra, J; Powell, C; Panthi, B; Pursell, CJ; Chandler, BD*; “CO oxidation over Au/TiO2 catalyst: Pretreatment effects, catalyst deactivation, and carbonates production” The Journal of Catalysis, 2013, v307 p37-47.