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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Benjamin H. Meekins

Title: Research Assistant Professor
Department: Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-413-0950
Dr. Benjamin Meekins

CV of Dr. Meekins


University of Notre Dame, IN, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, PhD, 2012

University of Notre Dame, IN, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, MS, 2010

University of South Carolina, SC, Chemical Engineering, BS, 2007


Dr. Meekins has a background in photovoltaics, solar fuel conversion, and catalysis. As a member of the Chemical Engineering department at the University of South Carolina, his research interests include the synthesis of new candidate photovoltaic materials, photocatalytic splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen, remediation of carbon dioxide to high-value products via solar-assisted pathways, and single-particle reaction kinetics and catalysis to aid fundamental understanding of catalytic processes.

Selected Publications

Ki Min Nam, Hyun S. Park, Heung Chan Lee, Benjamin H. Meekins, Kevin C Leonard, and Allen J Bard. Compositional Screening of the Pb-Bi-Mo-O System. Spontaneous Formation of a Composite of p-PbMoO4 and n-Bi2O3 with Improved Photoelectrochemical Efficiency and Stability, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013, 4, pp 2707–2710 (DOI: 10.1021/jz401334k)

Meekins, B. H.; Lin, Y.-C.; Manser, J. S.; Manukyan, K.; McGinn, P. J.; Mukasyan, A.; Kamat, P. V. Photoactive Porous Silicon Nanopowder, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2013, 5 (8), 2943-2951. (DOI: 10.1021/am3031745)

Meekins, B. H.; Kamat, P. V. Role of Water Oxidation Catalyst IrO2 in Shuttling Photogenerated Holes Across TiO2 Interface. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2011, 2, 2304-2310. (DOI:10.1021/jz200852m)

Meekins, B. H.; Kamat, P. V. Got TiO2 Nanotubes? Lithium Ion Intercalation can Boost Their Photoelectrochemical Performance Three-Fold. ACS Nano 2009, 3, 3437–3446. (

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