Christopher Muhich earned a B.S.E in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan before completing a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado at Boulder, under the supervision of Al Weimer and Charles Musgrave. After graduate school he did postdoctoral work in the Aldo Steinfeld group at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). His research uses computational chemistry techniques to fundamentally understand and design materials to facilitate renewable energy generation, and environmentally relevant processes.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zurich Switzerland
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado
B.S.E., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
Quantum chemistry, solid state physics, density functional theory, renewable energy, metal oxide design, redox reactions, solar energy, solar thermal water and carbon dioxide splitting, photocatalysis, organic pollutant degradation, defect engineering.
Honors and Awards
Best presentation of Solar Thermochemcial Fuels at 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting – 2016
University of Colorado Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Max S. Peters Outstanding Graduate Award – 2015
Department of Education’s Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellow – 2013
University of Michigan Angell Scholar – 2007
University of Michigan William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize – 2006