Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame



William Schneider

Office:  123B Cushing Hall of Engineering

Phone:  574-631-8754


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Current Position
Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Ph.D., Chemistry, Ohio State University
B.S., Chemistry, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Research Interests
The Schneider group is interested in problems in energy and the environment that benefit from molecular scale, chemical insight. The group uses computationally intensive molecular simulations to understand and predict chemical properties and reactivity from first-principles. Two areas of particular emphasis are heterogeneous catalytic reactions for conversion of energy-related molecules (NOx conversion to N2; water-gas shift catalysis; selective oxidations) and the chemistry of CO2 capture and conversion.

Relevant Energy Publications

  1. J. P. Clay, J. P. Greeley, F. H. Ribeiro, W. N. Delgass, and W. F. Schneider, “DFT Comparison of Intrinsic WGS Kinetics over Pd and Pt,” J. Catal., 2014, 320, 106-117. doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2014.09.026.
  2. C. Paolucci, A. A. Verma, S. A. Bates, V. F. Kispersky, J. T. Miller, R. Gounder, W. N. Delgass, F. H. Ribeiro, and W. F. Schneider, “Isolation of the Cu Redox Steps in Standard SCR on Cu-SSZ-13,” Angew. Chemie, 2014, 53, 11828-11833. doi:10.1002/ange.201407030.
  3. G. Mozurkewich, L. D. Simoni, M. A. Stadtherr, and W. F. Schneider, “Performance Implications of Chemical Absorption for the Carbon-Dioxide-Cofluid Refrigeration Cycle,” Int. J. Refrig., 2014, 46, 196-206.
  4. S. Seo, M. Quiroz-Guzman, M. A. DeSilva, T. B. Lee, Y. Huang, B. F. Goodrich, W. F. Schneider, and J. F. Brennecke, “Chemically Tunable Ionic Liquids with Aprotic Heterocyclic Anion (AHA) for CO2 Capture,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 2014, 118, 5740-5751. doi: 0.1021/jp502279w.
  5. V. Pomogaev, S. P. Tiwari, N. Rai, G. S. Goff, W. Runde, W. F. Schneider and E. J. Maginn, “Development and Application of Effective Pairwise Potentials for UO2n+, NpO2n+, PuO2n+, and AmO2n+ (n = 1, 2) Ions with Water,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 15954-15963. doi:10.1039/C3CP52444B.