Mullins, C. Buddie Ph.D.

Professor and Carol & Henry Groppe Professorship in Chemical Engineering
Z.D. Bonner Professorship in Chemical Engineering

photo of C. Buddie Mullins

Office: CPE 4.418 Mailing Address:
Phone: (512) 471-5817 The University of Texas at Austin
Fax: (512) 471-7060 McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering
Email: mullins@che.utexas.edu 200 E Dean Keeton St. Stop C0400
UT Mail: C0400 Austin, TX 78712-1589

Research Areas: Advanced Materials, Polymers & Nanotechnology and Energy

Research Group Website

Research Presentation for Prospective Graduate Students

Educational qualifications

Post-Doctoral Studies, IBM Almaden Research Center, Physical Sciences Division (1989-1991)
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology (1990)
B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (1982)
M.S., Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (1977)
B.S., Physics,  The University of Texas at Austin (1975)

Courses Taught

CHE 353 Transport Phenomena
CHE 387K Advanced Thermodynamics

Focus

Materials Chemistry for Energy studies regarding solar photoelectrocatalysis, catalysis of nano-structured surfaces, and materials for lithium-ion battery electrodes.

Research

The Mullins research group is studying (i) the chemistry of nano-structured surfaces with goals of learning more about catalysis, (ii) the growth and characterization of nanostructured films with applications in photoelectrocatalysis for the production of fuels from sunlight, and (iii) the discovery and characterization of electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

Awards & Honors

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (2004)
Union Carbide Corporation Research Innovation Recognition Award for Catalysis, Charleston, West Virgina (1999)
Texas Excellence Teaching Award for Most Outstanding Teaching in the College of Engineering (from UT Ex-Students Association), Austin, TX (1999)
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (1993-96)
National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (1991-1996)
Martin Marietta Energy Systems Publication Award, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (1986)
Union Carbide Corporation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science and Engineering, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (1983)
Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Achievement Award for New Scholars, St. Petersburg, FL, February (1994)

Selected Publications

  • William C. Chemelewski, Heung-Chan Lee, Allen J. Bard, and C. Buddie Mullins, “Novel Fe-based oxygen evolution reaction catalyst coupled to solar absorbers for water splitting,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 2843-2850 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja411835a
  • Sean P. Berglund, Huichao He, William D. Chemelewski, Hugo Celio, and C. Buddie Mullins, “p-Si/W2C and p-Si/W2C/Pt photocathodes for the hydrogen evolution reaction,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 1535-1544 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja411604k
  • Yong-Mao Lin, Paul R. Abel, Asha Gupta, John B. Goodenough, Adam Heller, and C. Buddie Mullins, “Sn-Cu nanocomposite anodes for rechargeable sodium ion batteries,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 5, 8273-8277 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am4023994
  • Paul R. Abel, Aaron M. Chockla, Yong-Mao Lin, Vincent C. Holmberg, Justin T. Harris, Brian A. Korgel, Adam Heller, and C. Buddie Mullins, “Nanostructured Si(1-x)Gex for tunable thin film lithium-ion battery anodes,” ACS Nano 7, 2249-2257 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn3053632
  • Alexander J. E. Rettie, Heung-Chan Lee, Luke G. Marshall, Jung-Fu Lin, Cigdem Capan, Jeffrey Lindemuth, John S. McCloy, Jianshi Zhou, Allen J. Bard, and C. Buddie Mullins, “Combined charge carrier transport and photoelectrochemical characterization of BiVO4 single crystals: Intrinsic behavior of a complex metal oxide,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 11389-11396 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja405550k
  • Ming Pan, Hyung Chul Ham, Wen-Yueh Yu, Gyeong S. Hwang, and C. Buddie Mullins, “Highly selective, facile NO2 reduction to NO at cryogenic temperatures on H precovered gold,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 436-442 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja3096575
  • Ming Pan, Adrian J. Brush, Zachary D. Pozun, Hyung Chul Ham, Wen-Yueh Yu, Graeme Henkelman, Gyeong S. Hwang, and C. Buddie Mullins, “Model studies of heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation reactions with gold,” Chem. Soc. Rev. 42, 5002-5013 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3cs35523c