Richard H. Soit Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
College of Engineering
Schreier’s research interests center on understanding how the configuration of the electrochemical interface and the catalyst surface chemistry interact to define the outcome of electrocatalytic transformations. His group uses this insight to extend the reaction scope of electrocatalytic transformations beyond the activation of small inorganic molecules.
Schreier’s team translates fundamental understandings of how electric fields drive chemical conversion into catalytic transformations that use electricity as a driving force instead of traditional fossil-based heat sources. Since most existing processes rely on hydrocarbons as feedstocks and energy carriers, their main efforts are directed towards developing the science for converting hydrocarbons using electrical energy. In doing so, Schreier’s team develops technologies that will open new avenues for the storage of renewable electricity and enable the electrification of the chemical industry.
- Electrified interfaces
- Electrochemical energy storage
- Interfacial charge transfer