Principal Investigator

Astrid M. Müller


  • PhD, Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
    & Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (2000)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, CU Boulder (2001-2002)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley (2002-2004)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Riverside (2005-2008)
  • Staff Scientist, California Institute of Technology (2008-2018)
Selected Honors & Awards

Exemplary Research Mentor Award, Concordia University Irvine, 2017
Outstanding Reviewer for Chemical Communications, 2016


CHE 225: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (Starting Fall 2018)
CHE 456: Electrochemical Engineering Fundamentals and Applications (Starting Spring 2020)

Research Expertise

Heterogeneous Electrocatalysis; Pulsed-Laser-in-Liquids Preparation of Controlled Nanomaterials; Nanocatalyst Property–Functionality Relationships; Selective CO2 Reduction Catalysis; Integrated Solar Fuels Photoelectrodes; Nanomaterials for Anti-Cancer Applications



Graduate Students

Ryland Forsythe

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B.S. Missouri University S&T, Ceramic Engineering (2016)
M.S. UC Riverside, Chemistry (2018)
Graduate Student in Chemical Engineering

Connor Cox

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B.S. Alfred University, Biomaterials Engineering (2018)
Graduate Student in Materials Science

Matt Merchant

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B.S. SUNY College Brockport, Chemical Engineering (2019)
Graduate Student in Chemical Engineering, Sproull Fellowship


Undergraduate Students

Fatou Baka Diop

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Chemical Engineering Class of 2020

Remsha Rafiq

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Chemical Engineering Class of 2020

Luke McCarney

Chemical Engineering Class of 2020

Omolade Fasusi

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Chemical Engineering Class of 2022



Sarah Alsawaf

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B.S. University of Rochester, Chemical Engineering (2019)
PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering at KAUST, Saudia Arabia

Bianca Dyer

Chemical Engineering Class of 2020

Joyceline Marealle

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Chemical Engineering Class of 2020