Associate Professor, Materials Chemistry
Year Started at JMU: 2014
Contact Info

Research Description

The Baber Lab uses ultrahigh vacuum surface science studies to simplify complex catalytic materials to better understand reaction pathways and active sites. Our research utilizes temperature programmed desorption, Auger electron spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy to understand how surface modifications affect chemical reactivity and selectivity.

  • PhD in Chemistry, 2011, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • BS in Chemistry, 2005, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA
Select Publications
  • Maria C. DePonte, Jeremy A. Wilke, David T. Boyle, Maxwell Z. Gillum, Daniel A. Schlosser, Vivian H. Lam, Hasan Kaleem, Eric M. Maxwell, Ashleigh E. Baber, Low–temperature exchange of hydrogen and deuterium between molecular ethanol and water on Au(111), Surface Science, Volume 680, 2019, Pages 1-5, ISSN 0039-6028, DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2018.10.001.
  • David T. Boyle, Jeremy A. Wilke, Robert M. Palomino, Vivian H. Lam, Daniel A. Schlosser, Wil J. Andahazy, Cameron Z. Stopak, Dario J. Stacchiola, Jose A. Rodriguez, and Ashleigh E. Baber, Elucidation of Active Sites for the Reaction of Ethanol on TiO2/Au(111) The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2017 121 (14), 7794-7802. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b11764.
  • Melissa L. Liriano, Amanda M. Larson, Chiara Gattinoni, Javier Carrasco, Ashleigh E. Baber, Emily A. Lewis, Colin J. Murphy, Timothy J. Lawton, Matthew D. Marcinkowski, Andrew J. Therrien, Angelos Michaelides, and E. Charles H. Sykes, Chirality at two-dimensional surfaces: A perspective from small molecule alcohol assembly on Au(111), Chem. Phys. 149, 034703 (2018). DOI: 10.1063/1.5035500.

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