Melissa A. Hines

Professor
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

B-48 Baker Laboratory
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-3040

Melissa A. Hines

Professor
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise
Semiconductor surface chemistry; nanoscale materials; scanning tunneling microscopy; nanocatalysis and photocatalysis

Current Research Interest
Atomic-scale control of surfaces; atomic-scale growth and etching; polymorph control; development of new techniques for surface science; materials for high-brightness photocathodes

Distinction
American Chemical Society, Arthur Adamson Award for Surface Chemistry
Cornell University, Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow
American Vacuum Society Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Beckman Young Investigator
Research Corporation for Science Advancement Cottrell Scholar

Selected Publications
DeBenedetti, William J. I., Erik S. Skibinski, Dapeng Jing, Anqi Song, and Melissa A. Hines. “Atomic-Scale Understanding of Catalyst Activation: Carboxylic Acid Solutions, but Not the Acid Itself, Increase the Reactivity of Anatase (001) Faceted Nanocatalysts.” Journal of Physical Chemistry 122, no. 8 (2018): 4307-4314.

Skibinski, Erik S. and Melissa A. Hines. “Finding Needles in Haystacks: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Reveals the Complex Reactivity of Si(100) Surfaces.” Accounts of Chemical Research 48, no. 7 (2015): 2159-2166.

Cornell Research Website Article
The Chemistry on the Surface of Materials