Team Ammine

Ammonia is a carbon-free fuel produced on a scale of over 150 M tons / year.  We examine the fundamental chemistry of N-H and N-N bond cleavage and formation that guides the development of molecular electrocatalysts based on iron and copper to cleanly generate energy from NH3 and ultimately, to sustainably produce NH3 from N2.

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Current Team Members

Md Estak Ahmed, Ph.D.

ma2010@georgetown.edu

electrocatalytic NH3 oxidation at Cu

Josalyne Beringer

jab596@georgetown.edu 

N-N bond formation via copper(II)

Mehdi Raghibi

mr1279@georgetown.edu

electrocatalytic NH3 oxidation at Fe and Cu

Jeremy Ridley 

jdr133@georgetown.edu

DFT modeling of NH3 oxidation at ferrocenium

Evan Gardner

eg708@georgetown.edu

diazene H-bonding and H-atom transfer

Dominic Pham

dmp144@georgetown.edu

DFT modeling of N-H bond cleavage at Fe