James D. Hoefelmeyer

University of South Dakota, USA


James D. Hoefelmeyer is an Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of South Dakota (2011-present). He received a B.S. degree, University of Texas at Dallas (1998) and a Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry, Texas A&M University (2002). Dr. Hoefelmeyer is currently working in the areas of solar photocatalysis with nanostructured materials and frustrated Lewis pairs. He began research as an undergraduate student and prepared zeolite (NaX-type)/ruthenium phthalocyanine ship-in-a-bottle materials and studied oxidation of cyclohexene. His Ph.D. work in main group organometallic chemistry involved synthesis and characterization of bifunctional Lewis acids using 1,8-(naphthalenediol) as spacer for B, Ga, In, Hg, and Sn Lewis acid sites. His postdoctoral work included 1) synthesis of vanadia-SBA-15 materials and application as catalyst for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane or methanol oxidation, 2) synthesis of Rh nanoparticles and supported Rh catalysts for CO hydrogenation and ethane hydrogenolysis, and 3) study of the catalysis of supported Pt nanocrystals for ethane hydrogenolysis.

Biography Updated on 1 August 2013

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