Daniel Buttry

PSB -B261
PHYSICAL SCIENCE CENTER
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1604
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1604

Biography

Research interests in Daniel Buttry's group encompasses electrochemistry and materials science. Specific areas of current interest include the uses of nanomaterials and nanocomposites in energy-related applications such as batteries and fuel cells, interfacial processes in corrosion and electrochemical properties of DNA binders. The group employs a suite of tools ranging from AFM/STM methods to various optical and X-ray spectroscopies to liquid-state and solid-state NMR. Some of these techniques are available through their collaborations at ASU, in the U.S. and abroad. The group's activities also are affiliated with the Arizona State Center for Renewable Energy Electrochemistry (ACREE).

Nanomaterials have the potential to revolutionize the properties of batteries, fuel cells and other types of energy storage and conversion devices. The group has several major thrusts that seek to exploit these possibilities. The first is in the study of energy storage materials that have potential applications in battery technology, such as nanoscale vanadium and manganese oxides. Another involves assembly of nanocomposites with unique properties, for example, to simultaneously facilitate Li+ and electronic transport in lithium secondary batteries. The third is a collaborative effort on the use of NMR to characterize nanoscale materials. More recently, they have begun to examine the synthetic approaches to produce metal and metal oxide nanoparticles and to explore their electrochemical and electrocatalytic properties.

The group's efforts in corrosion have focused on interfacial processes relevant to the initiation of corrosion. They have used novel characterization tools, such as scanning electrochemical microscopy, to examine the interfacial redox activity of heterogeneous alloy surfaces and how this reactivity influences corrosion. They also have studied the ability of several novel coating systems to inhibit the electrochemical processes that drive corrosion in aluminum alloys.

Finally, they have developed a novel class of redox active DNA minor groove binders, and have explored their interactions with both single-stranded and double-stranded DNA. They have demonstrated that these compounds enable electrochemical detection of hybridization without covalent labeling.

Education

  • Ph.D. Electrochemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1983
  • B.A. Chemistry (with honors, magna cum laude), Univ. of Colorado-Colo. Springs 1979

Research Interests

The research interests in our group encompass electrochemistry and materials science. Specific areas of current interest include the uses of nanomaterials and nanocomposites in energy-related applications such as batteries and fuel cells, interfacial processes in corrosion and electrochemical properties of DNA binders. The group employs a suite of tools ranging from AFM/STM methods to various optical and X-ray spectroscopies to liquid-state and solid-state NMR. Some of these techniques are available through our collaborations at ASU, in the US and abroad. The group's activities also are affiliated with the Arizona State Center for Renewable Energy Electrochemistry (ACREE).

Nanomaterials have the potential to revolutionize the properties of batteries, fuel cells and other types of energy storage and conversion devices. The group has several major thrusts that seek to exploit these possibilities. The first is in the study of energy storage materials that have potential applications in battery technology, such as nanoscale vanadium and manganese oxides. Another involves assembly of nanocomposites with unique properties, for example, to simultaneously facilitate Li+ and electronic transport in lithium secondary batteries. The third is a collaborative effort on the use of NMR to characterize nanoscale materials. More recently, we have begun to examine the synthetic approaches to produce metal and metal oxide nanoparticles and to explore their electrochemical and electrocatalytic properties.

The group's efforts in corrosion have focused on interfacial processes relevant to the initiation of corrosion. We have used novel characterization tools, such as scanning electrochemical microscopy, to examine the interfacial redox activity of heterogeneous alloy surfaces and how this reactivity influences corrosion. We also have studied the ability of several novel coating systems to inhibit the electrochemical processes that drive corrosion in aluminum alloys.

Finally, we have developed a novel class of redox active DNA minor groove binders, and have explored their interactions with both single-stranded and double-stranded DNA. We have demonstrated that these compounds enable electrochemical detection of hybridization without covalent labeling.

Publications

  • Piper, DM; Evans, T; Leung, K; Watkins, T; Olson, J; Kim, SC; Han, SS; Bhat, V; Oh, KH; Buttry, DA. Stable silicon-ionic liquid interface for next-generation lithium-ion batteries. Nature Communications. (2015)
  • Watkins, Tylan; Buttry, Daniel A. Determination of Mg2+ Speciation in a TFSI--Based Ionic Liquid With and Without Chelating Ethers Using Raman Spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry. (2015)
  • Ashok Kumar and Daniel A. Buttry. Size-Dependent Underpotential Deposition of Copper on Palladium Nanoparticles. Journal of Physical Chemistry. (2015)
  • Rajeev Ranjan, Jarred Olson, Poonam Singh, Edward D. Lorance, Daniel A. Buttry, and Ian R. Gould. Reversible Electrochemical Trapping of Carbon Dioxide Using 4,4′-Bipyridine That Does Not Require Thermal Activation. Journal of Physical Chemistry. (2015)
  • Tylan Watkins, Ashok Kumar, and Daniel A. Buttry. Designer Ionic Liquids for Reversible Electrochemical Deposition/Dissolution of Magnesium. Journal of the American Chemical Society. (2015)
  • Andrey Gunawan, Hechao Li, Chao-Han Lin, Daniel A. Buttry, Vladimiro Mujica, Robert A. Taylor, Ravi S. Prasher, Patrick E. Phelan. The amplifying effect of natural convection on power generation of thermogalvanic cells. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER (2014).
  • Singh, Poonam; Solomon, Virgil C.; Buttry, Daniel A. Electrochemistry of ATP-capped silver nanoparticles in layer-by-layer multilayer films. Electrochemistry of ATP-capped silver nanoparticles in layer-by-layer multilayer films (2014).
  • A. Gunawan, C.-H. Lin, D. A. Buttry, V. Mujica, R. A. Taylor, R.S. Prasher, P. E. Phelan. Liquid Thermoelectrics: Review of Recent And Limited New Data of Thermogalvanic Cell Experiments. Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering (2013).
  • E. E. Switzer, R. Zeller, Q. Chen, K. Sieradzki, D. A. Buttry, C. Friesen. Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Ionic Liquids: The Addition of Protic Species. J. Phys. Chem. C (2013).
  • Kumar, Ashok; Buttry, Daniel A. Size-Dependent Anodic Dissolution of Water-Soluble Palladium Nanoparticles. Journal Of Physical Chemistry C (2013).
  • Mi, C.W., Lakhera, N., Kouris, D.A., Buttry, D.A.,. Repassivation behaviour of stressed aluminium electrodes in aqueous chloride solutions. Corrosion Science (2012).
  • P. Singh and D. A. Buttry. Comparison of oxygen reduction reaction at silver nanoparticles and polycrystalline silver electrodes in alkaline solution. J. Phys. Chem. C (2012).
  • P. Singh, K. L. Parent, D. A. Buttry. Electrochemical Solid-State Phase Transformations of Silver Nanoparticles. J. Am. Chem. Soc (2012).
  • Mi, Changwen; Buttry, Daniel A.; Sharma, Pradeep; Kouris, Demitris A. Atomistic insights into dislocation-based mechanisms of void growth and coalescence. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS (2011).
  • Eli Hvastkovs and Daniel A. Buttry. Recent advances in electrochemical DNA hybridization sensors. ANALYST (2010).
  • ", Hvastkovs, Eli G.; Buttry, Daniel A. Characterization of Mismatched DNA Hybridization via a Redox-Active Diviologen Bound in the PNA-DNA Minor Groove. Langmuir (2009).
  • Dufek, Eric J.; Buttry, Daniel A. Characterization of Zr(IV)-Phosphonate Thin Films Which Inhibit O2 Reduction on AA2024-T3. Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2009).
  • Sharma R, Holland GP, Solomon VC, Zimmermann H, Schiffenhaus S, Amin SA, Buttry DA, Yarger JL. NMR Characterization of Ligand Binding and Exchange Dynamics in Triphenylphosphine-Capped Gold Nanoparticles. Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2009).
  • D. A. Buttry. Electrochemistry of redox active nanoparticles. Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering, Chemically Modified Electrodes (2009).
  • Dufek, Eric J., Buttry, Daniel A. Inhibition of O-2 reduction on AA2024-T3 using a Zr(IV)-Octadecyl phosphonate coating system. ELECTROCHEMICAL AND SOLID STATE LETTERS (2008).

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
CHM 325 Analytical Chemistry
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
CHM 501 Current Topics in Chemistry
CHM 584 Internship
CHM 590 Reading and Conference
BCH 592 Research
CHM 592 Research
BCH 593 Applied Project
CHM 593 Applied Project
CHM 595 Continuing Registration
BCH 599 Thesis
CHM 599 Thesis
CHM 790 Reading and Conference
BCH 792 Research
CHM 792 Research
CHM 795 Continuing Registration
CHM 799 Dissertation
BCH 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
CHM 501 Current Topics in Chemistry
CHM 584 Internship
BCH 592 Research
CHM 592 Research
CHM 593 Applied Project
BCH 593 Applied Project
CHM 599 Thesis
BCH 599 Thesis
CHM 784 Internship
CHM 790 Reading and Conference
BCH 792 Research
CHM 792 Research
CHM 795 Continuing Registration
CHM 799 Dissertation
BCH 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
CHM 584 Internship
BCH 592 Research
CHM 592 Research
CHM 593 Applied Project
CHM 599 Thesis
CHM 784 Internship
CHM 792 Research
BCH 792 Research
CHM 799 Dissertation
BCH 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
CHM 501 Current Topics in Chemistry
CHM 584 Internship
CHM 590 Reading and Conference
BCH 592 Research
CHM 592 Research
BCH 593 Applied Project
CHM 593 Applied Project
CHM 595 Continuing Registration
BCH 599 Thesis
CHM 599 Thesis
CHM 790 Reading and Conference
BCH 792 Research
CHM 792 Research
CHM 795 Continuing Registration
CHM 799 Dissertation
BCH 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
CHM 501 Current Topics in Chemistry
CHM 584 Internship
BCH 592 Research
CHM 592 Research
BCH 593 Applied Project
CHM 593 Applied Project
BCH 599 Thesis
CHM 599 Thesis
CHM 784 Internship
BCH 792 Research
CHM 792 Research
CHM 795 Continuing Registration
CHM 799 Dissertation
BCH 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
CHM 584 Internship
BCH 592 Research
CHM 592 Research
CHM 593 Applied Project
CHM 599 Thesis
CHM 784 Internship
CHM 792 Research
BCH 792 Research
CHM 799 Dissertation
BCH 799 Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
CHM 584 Internship
CHM 590 Reading and Conference
BCH 592 Research
CHM 592 Research
CHM 593 Applied Project
BCH 593 Applied Project
CHM 595 Continuing Registration
BCH 599 Thesis
CHM 599 Thesis
CHM 790 Reading and Conference
BCH 792 Research
CHM 792 Research
CHM 795 Continuing Registration
CHM 799 Dissertation
BCH 799 Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
CHM 501 Current Topics in Chemistry
CHM 584 Internship
BCH 592 Research
CHM 592 Research
BCH 593 Applied Project
CHM 593 Applied Project
BCH 599 Thesis
CHM 599 Thesis
CHM 784 Internship
BCH 792 Research
CHM 792 Research
CHM 795 Continuing Registration
CHM 799 Dissertation
BCH 799 Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course Number Course Title
CHM 584 Internship
BCH 592 Research
CHM 592 Research
CHM 593 Applied Project
CHM 599 Thesis
CHM 784 Internship
BCH 792 Research
CHM 792 Research
CHM 799 Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course Number Course Title
CHM 584 Internship
CHM 590 Reading and Conference
BCH 592 Research
CHM 592 Research
CHM 593 Applied Project
BCH 593 Applied Project
CHM 595 Continuing Registration
BCH 599 Thesis
CHM 599 Thesis
CHM 784 Internship
CHM 790 Reading and Conference
BCH 792 Research
CHM 792 Research
CHM 795 Continuing Registration
CHM 799 Dissertation
BCH 799 Dissertation

Presentations

  • T. S. Watkins and D. A. Buttry. Is There Room for Ionic Liquids in the Development of Mg Batteries?. Electrochemical Society Fall meeting (Oct 2014).
  • J. Rheinhardt and D. A. Buttry. Energy Efficient Capture and Release of Carbon Dioxide in Tetraalkyl Phosphonium and Tetraalkyl Ammonium Ionic Liquids. Electrochemical Society Fall meeting (Oct 2014).
  • Watkins, Tylan; Buttry, Daniel A. Anode and electyrolyte chemistries for Mg-based secondary batteries. ACS Annual Meeting New Orleans (Apr 2013).

Service

  • Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Chair (2012 - Present)
  • Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Chair (2012 - Present)
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chair (2012 - 2013)
  • University Promotion and Tenure Committee, Chair (2012 - 2012)
  • Lightworks, member (2010 - 2011)
  • University Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (2011 - 2011)
  • University Promotion and Tenure Committee, member (2010 - 2011)
  • Energy Faculty Search Committee, chair (2010 - 2011)
  • Chemistry Personnel and Budget Committee, member (2010 - 2010)