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Michael Mock

Catalysis Science
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K2-57
Richland, WA 99352


Michael Mock joined PNNL as a post-doctoral research scientist in the fall of 2007 as part of the Chemical Hydrogen Storage Center of Excellence. As part of this research team his work focused on studying the thermodynamic hydride donor abilities of transition metal hydrides. These fundamental efforts were used to examine hydride transfer reactions from transition metal hydrides to BX3 compounds as part of a multi-step process to regenerate the hydrogen storage material ammonia borane. In 2009 he joined PNNL as a staff scientist as part of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC). His current research interests are focused on preparing homogeneous molecular electrocatalysts for dinitrogen reduction to ammonia.

Research Interests

  • Preparation and reactivity of transition metal dinitrogen complexes
  • Electrocatalytic processes for small molecule transformations
  • Reactivity and thermodynamic studies of transition metal hydrides

Education and Credentials

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, PNNL, Richland, WA, 2007-2009
  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2007
  • M.S., Inorganic Chemistry, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 2002
  • B.S., Chemistry, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1999

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  • American Chemical Society

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