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Kevin Leonard in 2018 Class of Influential Researchers

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The American Chemical Society (ACS) journal, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, just announced  their 2018 Class of Influential Researchers, and we are very proud to learn that Assistant Professor Kevin Leonard made the list. Of this list, ACS I&EC said, "Our global team of editors and editorial advisory board members identified this class of influential, early-career (less than 10 years or so in their independent research career) researchers, on the basis of the quality and impact of their research."

The full 2018 Class consists of the following:

  • Thomas AdamsMcMaster University​

  • Makoto AkizukiThe University of Tokyo

  • Paolo ArosioETH Zürich

  • Nicholas BrunelliThe Ohio State University

  • Matteo CargnelloStanford University

  • Emily CranstonMcMaster University

  • Selen CremaschiAuburn University

  • Tatsuya FujiiNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

  • Rachel GetmanClemson University

  • Rajamani GounderPurdue University

  • Lars GrabowUniversity of Houston

  • Matthew HillMonash University/CSIRO

  • Todd HoareMcMaster University

  • Kevin LeonardThe University of Kansas

  • Bin LiuNanyang Technological University

  • Christoph MüllerETH Zürich

  • Jean-Sabin McEwenWashington State University

  • Jeffery RimerUniversity of Houston

  • Thomas RooneyBASF

  • Colin ScholesUniversity of Melbourne

  • Simon SmartUniversity of Queensland

  • Kara StowersBrigham Young University

  • Hideaki TsutsuiUniversity of California, Riverside

  • Kai WangTsinghua University

  • Fei WenUniversity of Michigan

  • Huabin XingZhejiang University

  • Bingjun XuUniversity of Delaware

  • Victor ZavalaUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison

  • Yang ZhangQingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology, CAS

To celebrate the work that lead the I&EC to select these outstanding researchers, they have released a special virtual issue of their publication. Click HERE to read more. 

Kevin Leonard

Kevin Leonard is currently an Assistant Professor in our department. He received his M.S. and Ph.D., both in Materials Science, from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dr. Leonard’s research interests include developing new electrocatalysts based on earth-abundant materials, finding and developing new semiconductor materials, and nanoscale morphologies to improve the efficiency of photoelectrochemical reactions related to solar fuel applications, energy storage devices, and scanning electrochemical microscopy.

To learn more about Dr. Leonard, visit his research group, The Leonard Lab, webpage HERE

Congratulations again, Dr. Leonard!



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