Julie E. Molinari
 

Julie E. Molinari

B.S.in Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, 2005


Contact Information

jem307 [at] lehigh.edu

 

Research Interests

I've recently completed research involving vanadium containing heteropoly acids both in the solid phase and in the aqueous phase.  We have shown that using our cutting edge spectroscopy methods, we can characterize catalysts in the liquid phase as effectively and accurately as we can in the solid phase.  We are now moving into biocatalysis, specifically, the study of vanadium haloperoxidases.  My research bridges the gap between inorganic metal oxide catalysis and enzyme catalysis using operando spectroscopy.

 

Publications

Dynamic Surface Structures and Reactivity of Vanadium-Containing Molybdophosphoric Acid (H3+xPMo12xVxO40) Keggin Catalysts during Methanol Oxidation and Dehydration, Julie E. Molinari, Lingaiah Nakka, Taejin Kim, and Israel E. Wachs, ACS Catal., 2011, 1 (11), pp 1536–1548

Presence of Surface Vanadium Peroxo-oxo Umbrella Structures in Supported Vanadium Oxide Catalysts: Fact or Fiction?, Julie E. Molinari and Israel E. Wachs, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132 (36), 1255912561

Surface and Bulk Aspects of Mixed Oxide Catalytic Nanoparticles: Oxidation and Dehydration of CH3OH by Polyoxometallates, L. Nakka, J. E. Molinari, I. E. Wachs, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2009, 131 (42), 15544-15554
Oral Presentations

Bridging the Gap between Heterogeneous and Enzyme Catalysis: In Situ Spectroscopic Study of Vanadium Haloperoxidase Enzyme Functional Mimics Julie E. Molinari and Israel E. Wachs, Oct. 2011 - Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York, Somerset, NJ - Invited Speaker

Bridging the Gap between Heterogeneous and Enzyme Catalysis: In Situ Spectroscopic Study of Vanadium Haloperoxidase Enzyme Functional Mimics Julie E. Molinari and Israel E. Wachs, May 2011 - VII International Symposium on Group Five Elements, Riccione, Italy

Bridging the Gap between Heterogeneous and Enzyme Catalysis: In Situ Spectroscopic Study of Vanadium Haloperoxidase Enzyme Functional Mimics Julie E. Molinari and Israel E. Wachs, Feb. 2011 - Catalysis Club of Philadelphia - Invited Speaker

Poster Presentations

1Bridging the Gap between Heterogeneous and Enzyme Catalysis: In Situ Spectroscopic Study of Vanadium Haloperoxidase Enzyme Functional Mimics, J.E. Molinari, I.E. Wachs, March 2011 - Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York Spring Symposium, Rutgers Campus, NJ

3Raman, UV-Vis, and ATR-IR Study of Vanadium Haloperoxidase Functional Mimics: Determination of the Active Site and Mechanism
J.E. Molinari, I.E. Wachs, October 2010 - 7th International Symposium on the Chemistry and Biological Chemistry of Vanadium, Toyama, Japan

2Raman, UV-Vis, and ATR-IR Study of Vanadium Haloperoxidase Functional Mimics, J.E. Molinari, I.E. Wachs, March 2010 - Catalysis Club of Philadelphia Annual Student Poster Competition, Claymont, DE

 

"Raman and UV-Vis Spectroscopy Study of Vanadium-containing Heteropoly Acids in Aqueous Solutions," J.E. Molinari, I.E. Wachs,  June 2009 - 21st North American Catalysis Society Meeting, San Francisco

"Raman and UV-Vis Spectroscopy Study of Vanadium-containing Heteropoly Acids in Aqueous Solutions," J.E. Molinari, I.E. Wachs, March 2009 - Catalysis Society of Metroplitan New York Spring Symposium

"Raman and UV-Vis Spectroscopy Study of Vanadium-containing Heteropoly Acids in Aqueous Solutions," J.E. Molinari, I.E. Wachs, March 2009 - Catalysis Club of Philadelphia Annual Poster Contest

 

Awards

Leonard A. Wenzel Award - September 2008, Lehigh University - for best performance in Ph.D. qualifying exam

Gotshall Fellowship - Lehigh University

Kokes Award - 21st North American Catalysis Society Meeting, San Francisco