Marc Anderson

Professor

109 Water Science And Engineering Laboratory
660 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 262-2674
nanopor@facstaff.wisc.edu


Profile Summary

Students, post-docs, and staff who work in our program have the opportunity to synthesize new materials, fabricate new devices, and develop new applications for these devices. Some members of our research group have been fortunate enough to see their efforts appear commercially. The basic research underpinning the development of these materials is in the fundamental understanding of the surface and colloid chemistry of nanoparticulate oxides. It is upon our expertise in this field that our program derives its success. We now have more than 25 issued patents related to these materials and their applications. Our research program is concerned with the fabrication and application of microporous ceramic materials that are synthesized using sol-gel methods. These materials are comprised of nanoparticulate oxides. Pure or mixed metal-oxide particles of alumina, titania, nickel oxide, zirconia, manganese oxide and others can be synthesized. These high surface area materials can be made to be conducting, semiconducting, or insulating. Pore and particle size can be specifically tailored and dopants added to suit a given application. These materials are then used as catalysts, photocatalysts, ultracapacitors, batteries, fuel cells, gas and liquid filters, high-temperature gas phase reactors, adsorbents, coating, etc.

Education

  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • MA, Johns Hopkins University
  • BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

  • fuel cells
  • ultra-capacitors
  • batteries
  • photoelectrochemistry
  • photocatalysis
  • adsorption in aqueous systems
  • catalysis, gas and liquid ceramic membrane separation processes
  • colloid chemistry
  • colloidal thin-film ceramics
  • microporous ceramic materials
  • ceramic membranes

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Sigma Xi
  • North American Membrane Society
  • Materials Research Society
  • International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists
  • American Chemical Society

Publications

  • K.-C.Liu and M.A.Anderson, Porous Nickel Oxide/Nickel Films for Electrochemical Capacitors, J. Electrochem. Soc. 143(1), 124-130 (1996).
  • D.H.Kim, M.A.Anderson, and W.A.Zeltner, Effects of Firing Temperature on the Photocatalytic and Photoelectrocatalytic Properties of TiO2, Journal of Environmental Engineering 121(8), 590-594 (1995)
  • X.Fu, W.A.Zeltner, and M.A.Anderson, The Gas-Phase Photocatalytic Mineralization of Benzene on Porous Titania-Based Catalysts, Appl. Catal. B: Environ. 6, 209-224 (1995).
  • M.A.Anderson, W.A.Zeltner, and C.M.Merritt, Green Technology for the 21st Century: Ceramic Membranes, Synthesis and Properties of Advanced Catalytic Materials, (Eds. E.Inglesia, P.W.Lednor, D.A.Nagaki and L.T.Thompson) Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 368, 377-387 (1995).

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Courses

Fall 2014-2015

  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 489 - Honors in Research
  • INTEREGR 102 - Introduction to Society\'s Engineering Grand Challenges
  • CIVENGR 299 - Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 609 - Special Topics in Water Chemistry
  • CIVENGR 699 - Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 500 - Water Chemistry
  • CIVENGR 699 - Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • Profile Summary

    Students, post-docs, and staff who work in our program have the opportunity to synthesize new materials, fabricate new devices, and develop new applications for these devices. Some members of our research group have been fortunate enough to see their efforts appear commercially. The basic research underpinning the development of these materials is in the fundamental understanding of the surface and colloid chemistry of nanoparticulate oxides. It is upon our expertise in this field that our program derives its success. We now have more than 25 issued patents related to these materials and their applications. Our research program is concerned with the fabrication and application of microporous ceramic materials that are synthesized using sol-gel methods. These materials are comprised of nanoparticulate oxides. Pure or mixed metal-oxide particles of alumina, titania, nickel oxide, zirconia, manganese oxide and others can be synthesized. These high surface area materials can be made to be conducting, semiconducting, or insulating. Pore and particle size can be specifically tailored and dopants added to suit a given application. These materials are then used as catalysts, photocatalysts, ultracapacitors, batteries, fuel cells, gas and liquid filters, high-temperature gas phase reactors, adsorbents, coating, etc.


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