Héctor D. Abruña

Émile M. Chamot Professor
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

293 Physical Sciences Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-4720

Héctor D. Abruña

Émile M. Chamot Professor
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise
Electrochemistry; electrocatalysis, batteries, fuel cells

Current Research Interest
Novel materials for fuel cells and batteries; development of operando methods; alkaline electrocatalysis

Distinction
National Academy of Sciences
Director of Department of Energy Frontier Research Center for Alkaline Based Energy Solutions
Gold Medal International Society of Electrochemistry 2017
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Selected Publications
Yu, Seung-Ho, Xin Huang, Kathleen Schwarz, Rong Huang, Tomás A. Arias, Joel D. Brock, and Héctor D. Abruña; “Direct Visualization of Sulfur Cathodes: New Insights into Li-S Batteries via operando X-ray Based Methods.” Energy & Environmental Science 11 (2018): 202-210.

Wang, Deli, Sufen Liu, Jie Wang, Ruoqian Lin, Masahiro Kawasaki, Eric Rus, Katharine E. Silberstein, Michael A. Lowe, Feng Lin, Dennis Nordlund, Hongfang Liu, David A. Muller, Huolin L. Xin, and Héctor D. Abruña. “Spontaneous Incorporation of Gold in Palladium-Based Ternary Nanoparticles Makes Highly Durable Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction.” Nature Communications 7 (2016): 11941.

Cornell Research Website Article
A Compelling Future for Energy Research