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Paul McGinn

Paul McGinn

Email: pmcginn@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-6151

Office: 260 Nieuwland Hall

Education

Ph.D, University of Notre Dame, 1984

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

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

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)

Recent Publications

Robert Jonson and Paul J. McGinn, “Tape casting and sintering of Li7La3Zr1.75Nb.25Al.1O12 with Li3BOAdditions”, Solid State Ionics, 323 (2018) 49-55; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssi.2018.05.015

Changsheng Su, Yujun Wang, Ashok Kumar, Paul J. McGinn “Simulating the real world soot-catalyst contact condition for lab-scale catalytic diesel soot oxidation studies”, Catalysts, 8 (2018) 247-265; http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/catal8060247

Changsheng Su, Taren DeHart, Matt Anderson, Paul J. McGinn,  “Structured glass catalytic coating on wire mesh for particulate matter (PM) removal by modified sol-gel processing, ” Materials Letters, 234 (2019) 168-171;http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2018.09.093

Paul McGinn, “Thin-Film Processing Routes for Combinatorial Materials Investigations—A Review.” ACS Combinatorial Science, ACS Combinatorial Science 2019, 21 (7), 501-515. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscombsci.9b00032

 James Zokoe, Changsheng Su, Paul J McGinn, “Soot Combustion Activity and Potassium Mobility in Diesel Particulate Filters Coated with a K–Ca–Si–O Glass Catalyst” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2019, 58 (27), 11891-11901; http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.9b02381

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

News

Engineers use Tiki torches in study of soot, diesel filters

July 26, 2018

According to a study recently published in Catalysts, a team of engineers at the University of Notre Dame is using Tiki torches as part of an effort to mimic the soot oxidation process in a diesel engine.

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