Jonah Erlebacher

Leadership Council, Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Jonah Erlebacher, a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is recognized for his advances in materials for energy technologies, computational materials science, and new methods for the manufacturing of nanostructured metals.

Erlebacher, who holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is recognized for his contributions to dealloying as a processing tool and dealloyed materials as functional materials for a wide variety of applications, including for making bulk amounts of nanostructured (porous) materials for advanced catalysts, (bio)sensing, and energy technologies such as batteries, supercapacitors, and hydrogen fuel cells.

His current research is focused on expanding our understanding of materials processing, using variations of dealloying to create ultra-high-strength nanocomposite metals that may survive extreme environments, and discovering next-generation fuel cell catalysts. In addition, his team is developing new chemistry to de-carburize natural gas, simultaneously generating hydrogen and high-value carbon materials from fossil fuels, without co-generation of greenhouse gasses.

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