Jake Gold

Contact: jigold@wisc.edu

Research Summary: My work focuses on detection of chemical warfare agents using the interactions of liquid crystals and metal oxides. I take both a computational approach using Density Functional Theory (DFT) and use experimental techniques.

Status: 2nd year PhD student (co-advised with Professors George Huber and Manos Mavrikakis)

1.      Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide to Hydrocarbons Using Bimetallic Cu–Pd Catalysts with Different Mixing Patterns”, S. Ma, M. Sadakiyo, M. Heima, R. Luo, R. T. Haasch, J. I. Gold, M. Yamauchi, and P. J. A. Kenis, Journal of the American Chemical Society 139, 47 (2017). 
2.      A metal-free electrocatalyst for carbon dioxide reduction to multi-carbon hydrocarbons and oxygenates”, J. Wu, S. Ma, J. Sun, J. I. Gold, C. Tiwary, B. Kim, L. Zhu, N. Chopra, I. N. Odeh, R. Vajtai, A. Z. Yu, R. Luo, J. Juo, G. Ding, P. J. A. Kenis, and P. M. Ajayan, Nature Communications 7, 13869 (2016). 
3.       “Carbon nanotube containing Ag catalyst layers for efficient and selective reduction of carbon dioxide”, S. Ma, R. Luo, J. I. Gold, A. Z. Yu, B. Kim, and P. J. A. Kenis, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4, 8573 (2016).