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Paul McGinn

Paul McGinn

Contact Info

Email: pmcginn@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-6151
Office: 178 Fitzpatrick Hall
Website: http://www.nd.edu/~pmcginn/

Summary of Activities/Interests

Professor McGinn's primary research interests are in the areas of the processing and properties of advanced materials. Current research programs are aimed at developing the processing tools and screening instrumentation for combinatorial materials development and discovery. The combinatorial approach to materials research employs parallel (or automated serial) processing to create large "libraries" of material compositions, followed by parallel (or automated serial) testing to characterize the compositions for a specific property of interest. Much of the potential of the combinatorial approach rests on the development of rapid means to screen libraries for a property of interest. Over the past several years his group has developed and put in place a wide range of automated processing and characterization tools for combinatorial research. These are being applied to develop new fuel cell electrocatalysts, proton conductors, battery electrode materials, among other materials

Education

B.S. Metallurgical Engr. & Materials Science, University of Notre Dame (1980)

M.S. Metallurgical Engr. & Materials Science, University of Notre Dame (1983)

Ph.D. Metallurgical Engr. & Materials Science, University of Notre Dame (1984)

Biography

Staff Engineer, IBM Corp., East Fishkill, NY (1984-1987)
Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame (1987-1990)
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame (1990-1992)
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame (1992-1994)
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame (1994-1997)
Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame (1997-present)

Publications

Hongmei An, Paul J. McGinn. Catalytic Behavior of Potassium Containing Compounds for Diesel Soot Combustion. Applied Catalysis B, 62:46-56, 2006. view abstract // link

James S. Cooper, Paul J. McGinn. Combinatorial screening of fuel cell cathode catalyst compositions. Applied Surface Science, 254:662-668, 2007. view abstract // link

James S. Cooper, Min Ku Jeon, Paul J. McGinn. Combinatorial screening of ternary Pt-Ni-Cr catalysts for methanol electro-oxidation. Electrochemistry Communications, 10:1545-1547, 2008. view abstract // link

Min Ku Jeon, Yuan Zhang, Paul J McGinn. Effect of reduction conditions on electrocatalytic activity of a ternary PtNiCr/C catalyst for methanol electro-oxidation. Electrochimica Acta, 54:2837-2842, 2009. view abstract // link

Hongmei An, Changsheng Su, Paul J. McGinn. Application of Potash Glass as a Catalyst For Diesel Soot Oxidation. Catalysis Communications, 10:509-512, 2009. view abstract // link

James S. Cooper, Paul J. McGinn. Combinatorial Screening of Thin Film Electrocatalysts for a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Anode. Journal of Power Sources, 163:330-338, 2006. view abstract // link

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