A Career in Catalysis: Alexis T. Bell

Fuat E. Celik, Baron Peters, Marc Olivier Coppens, Alon McCormick, Robert F. Hicks, John Ekerdt

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On the occasion of Alexis T. Bell's fiftieth year at Berkeley, we are honored to discuss a few aspects of his extensive contributions to catalysis, reaction engineering, and understanding of molecular-scale structure in catalytic processes. The illustrations provided here help reveal some of his traits most valued by our community: a drive to employ the best methods of instrumentational and computational analysis available; the instinct to search for the essence of the most important problems at hand, and the skill to write about them with exceptional clarity; and the formation and nurturing of collaborative teams to focus on the most essential questions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8628-8640
Number of pages13
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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  • catalysis
  • metal oxides
  • quantum mechanics
  • spectroscopy
  • statistical mechanics
  • supported metals
  • zeolites


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