Faculty and Staff
Benjamin H. Meekins
|Title:||Research Assistant Professor
College of Engineering and Computing
- University of Notre Dame, IN, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, PhD, 2012
- University of Notre Dame, IN, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, MS, 2010
- University of South Carolina, SC, Chemical Engineering, BS, 2007
Dr. Meekins has a background in photovoltaics, solar fuel conversion, and catalysis. As a member of the Chemical Engineering department at the University of South Carolina, his research interests include the synthesis of new candidate photovoltaic materials, photocatalytic splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen, remediation of carbon dioxide to high-value products via solar-assisted pathways, and single-particle reaction kinetics and catalysis to aid fundamental understanding of catalytic processes.
Maximilian B. Gorensek, Benjamin Meekins, Hector Colon-Mercado, John Weidner. Parametric study of operating conditions of an SO2-depolarized electrolyzer. Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy. 2020, 45(43), 22408-22418.
B. H. Meekins, Anthony B. Thompson, Varsha Gopal, Bahareh A Tavakoli Mehrabadi, Mark C Elvington,
Prabhu Ganesan, Ty A. Newhouse-Illige, Adam W. Sheperd, Lawrence E. Scipioni, James
A. Greer, John C Weiss, John W Weidner, Hector ColonMercado. In-situ and ex-situ comparison of the electrochemical oxidation of SO2 on carbon supported
Pt and Au catalysts. Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy. 2020, 45(3), 1940-1947.
Kennedy, A., & Meekins, B. Combustion synthesis and photoelectrochemical characterization of gallium zinc oxynitrides. J. Mat. Res. 2018, 33(23), 3971-3978. (DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2018.402)
Meekins, B. H. Detection of Single Metal Nanoparticle Collision Events in Non-Aqueous Media. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19 (26), 17256-17262. (DOI: 10.1039/C7CP03042H)