Department of Chemistry
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Mark Barteau
Vice President for research at Texas A&M University
Holder of the Halliburton Chair in Engineering
Member National Academy of Engineering

Primary Appointment
Chemical Engineering

Jack K. Williams Administration Building
Suite 312
Texas A&M University
P: 979-845-8585

Current Activities

Mark A Barteau's research focuses on chemical reactions at solid surfaces and their applications in heterogeneous catalysis and energy processes. He has received numerous grants throughout his career from such prestigious institutions as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research and NASA.

Barteau has been widely recognized for his scientific and professional leadership in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 and was named in 2008 as one of the "100 Engineers of the Modern Era" by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Alpha Chi Sigma and Allan P. Colburn Awards from AIChE, the International Catalysis Award from the International Association of Catalysis Societies, the Ipatieff Prize and the Victor K. LaMer Award from the American Chemical Society, the Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis from the North American Catalysis Society and the Canadian Catalysis Lecture Tour Award of the Catalysis Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada. He is a fellow of both the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Selected Publications

  • J.-P. Tessonnier, S. Goubert-Renaudin, S. Alia, Y. Yan and M. A. Barteau, "Structure, Stability and Electronic Interactions of Polyoxometalates on Functionalized Graphene Sheets," Langmuir, 29, 393 (2013).
  • T. L. Silbaugh, J. S. Boaventura and M. A. Barteau, "Surface acidity scales: Experimental measurements of Brønsted acidities on anatase TiO2 and comparison with coinage metal surfaces," Surface Science, 650, 64(2016).
  • J.-J. J. Chen and M. A. Barteau, "Molybdenum polyoxometalates as active species for energy storage in non-aqueous media," Journal of Energy Storage, 13, 255(2017).
  • T. L. Silbaugh, P. Devlaminck, J. A. Sofranko and M. A. Barteau, "Selective Oxidation of Ethanol over Ag, Cu and Au nanoparticles supported on Li2O/γ-Al2O3," Journal of Catalysis, 364, 40 (2018).
  • T. J. Wilke and M. A. Barteau, "Cation exchange effects on methanol oxidation and dehydration by supported polyoxometalates," Journal of Catalysis, 371, 357 (2019).