Shannon W. Boettcher

Shannon BoettcherAssociate Professor
Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon

Signature Researcher
Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI)

Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon


BA, University of Oregon, 2003 
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2008
Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 2008-2010

Honors and Awards

Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, 2001-2003
NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2003-2006
UC Chancellors Fellow, 2007
Kavli Nanoscience Institute Prize Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2009
Dupont Young Professor, 2011

Research Interests

Utilizing inorganic synthesis, nano and microscience, surface chemistry, simulation, physical measurement, and device fabrication to design, build and study new materials and structures.

CSMC Research Thrusts

Ionics (lead)
Early Transition Metal Clusters & Films
Dielectrics and Semiconductors 

Recent Center Publications

  1. Wang, W.; Liu, W.; Chang, I-Y.; Wills, L.A.; Zakharov, L.N.; Boettcher, S.W.; Cheong, P.H.-Y.; Fang, C.; Keszler, D.A. Electrolytic synthesis of aqueous aluminum nanoclusters and in situ characterization by femtosecond Raman spectroscopy & computations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2013, 110 (46), 18397-18401.
  2. Nadarajah, A.; Carnes, M. E.; Kast, M. G.; Johnson, D. W.; Boettcher, S. W., Aqueous solution processing of F-doped SnO2 transparent conducting oxide films using a reactive tin(II) hydroxide nitrate nanoscale cluster. Chemistry of Materials 2013. Article ASAP.
  3. Trotochaud, L.; Mills, T. J.; Boettcher, S. W., An Optocatalytic Model for Semiconductor–Catalyst Water-Splitting Photoelectrodes Based on In Situ Optical Measurements on Operational Catalysts. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2013, 4, 931-935.
  4. Trotochaud, L.; Ranney, J. K.; Williams, K. N.; Boettcher, S. W., Solution-Cast Metal Oxide Thin Film Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Evolution. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 17253-17261.

Recent Press

  1. "The Bumpy Road to More Efficient Energy Sources" Oregon Research: December 2013
  2. "UO-OSU collaboration leads to breakthrough in understanding aluminum" Around the O: November 2013
  3. "NSF Announces More Than $49 Million In Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering And Materials Science Awards" redOrbit: October 2013
  4. "Thin films of nickel and iron oxides yield efficient solar water-splitting catalyst" UO Communications: March 2013

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