Frank Osterloh

Frank Osterloh

Position Title

2467 Chemistry Annex

Professor Osterloh is interested in the chemical, physical, and catalytic properties of inorganic nanomaterials, and in their application to solar cells and as photocatalysts for artificial photosynthesis. Materials are synthesized, modified chemically, and assembled into films or into composites. These are studied with powder X-ray diffraction, electron and optical microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, UV/vis spectroscopy, surface photovoltage spectroscopy, and with electrochemical and photoelectrochemical methods.

Education, Awards and Professional Highlights

  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, 2022)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2016)
  • Associate Editor for Journal of Materials Chemistry A (since 2016)
  • Richard A. Glenn Award, ACS Fuel and Energy Division (2014)
  • Research Corporation Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award (2012)
  • DAAD Research Visit Fellowship (2010)
  • Division of Inorganic Chemistry Inorganic Nanoscience Award by the American Chemical Society (2010)
  • Appointed to UC Davis faculty (2000)
  • DFG Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University (1997-2000)
  • Ph.D. University of Oldenburg, Germany (1997)
  • Diploma in Chemistry, University of Oldenburg, Germany (1994)

Representative Publications

  • Nishioka, S., F.E. Osterloh, X. Wang, T.E. Mallouk, and K. Maeda, Photocatalytic water splitting. Nature Reviews Methods Primers, 2023, 3(1), 42.
  • Assavachin, S. and F.E. Osterloh, Ferroelectric Polarization in BaTiO3 Nanocrystals Controls Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation and Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2023, 145(34), 18825-18833.
  • Daemi, S., S. Kaushik, S. Das, T.W. Hamann, and F.E. Osterloh, BiVO4–Liquid Junction Photovoltaic Cell with 0.2% Solar Energy Conversion Efficiency. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2023, 145(47), 25797-25805.
  • Daemi, S., A. Kundmann, P. Cendula, K. Becker, and F.E. Osterloh, Contactless Measurement of Photovoltage in BiVO4 Photoelectrodes. Energy Environ. Sci., 2023, 16, 4530-4538.