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Gregory L. Griffin

George H. Nusloch II Endowed Professor

3315M Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA  70803
Phone: (225) 578-3064 


Educational Background

PhD, Princeton University, 1979
BS, California Institute of Technology, 1975

Research Interests

  • Chemical Vapor Deposition
  • Copper thin film interconnects
  • Titanium dioxide dielectric films
  • Aluminum nitride aerosol synthesis
  • Materials Characterization
  • Electron microscopy
  • Surface analytical techniques
  • Vibrational spectroscopy
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • CO2 reduction
  • Methanol synthesis
  • Photo-assisted catalysis

Teaching Responsibilities

Dr. Griffin's group is currently exploring advanced methods for preparing nanostructured heterogeneous catalysts, with particular emphasis on developing catalysts needed for sustainable energy technologies.

Preparation techniques include chemical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition, and electrochemical deposition, alone and in combination with colloidal nanoparticle synthesis.

Catalyst materials focus mainly on bulk and supported copper and copper oxide nanostructures, which are active for a variety of reactions, including electrochemical reduction of CO2, water gas shift, methanol synthesis, and methanol oxidation.