Willis O'Leary PhD Student

wolearyc[at]mit.edu | (+49 89 289) 54 443
Room 46206
Lichtenbergstr. 4, 85748 Garching

B.S. Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2018

Willis O’Leary is developing next-generation materials for the thermochemical production of hydrocarbon fuel from carbon dioxide and solar radiation. In his research, he wishes to a) study material physics and chemistry using experiment and computation and b) leverage fundamental knowledge to rationally design better materials.


Towards Controlling Filament Size and Location for Resistive Switches via Nanoparticle Exsolution at Oxide Interfaces
J. Spring, E. Sediva, Z.D. Hood, J.C. Gonzalez-Rosillo, W. O'Leary, K.J. Kim, A.J. Carillo, J.L.M. Rupp
Small, 16, 2003224 (2020)

1 Dual-Phase Mechanism for the Catalytic Conversion of n-Butane to Maleic Anhydride by the Vanadyl Pyrophosphate Heterogeneous Catalyst
W.C. O’Leary, W.A. Goddard, M. Cheng
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121, 43 24069-24076 (2017)
Fellowships, Awards, and Honors
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2019
Richard P. Schuster Memorial Prize, Caltech 2018
George W. Green and Bernice E. Green Memorial Prize, Caltech 2018