Brian G. Trewyn
BS - University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
PhD - Iowa State University
Research areas in the Trewyn group include the synthesis of multifunctional high surface area, porous inorganic and organic materials, expanding the repertoire of characterization techniques of these materials, and application development for heterogeneous catalysis, drug delivery and controlled release, electrocatalysis, and environmental and energy challenges. To be successful, our approach is highly multidisciplinary, requiring knowledge and understanding concepts in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, material science and engineering, and biomedical engineering. Current research is focused on conductive, mesoporous carbon for electrochemistry substrates, supported tandem bio- and inorganic catalysis, delivery and controlled release of therapeutic biomolecules, utilizing mesoporous silica as templates for new materials, and exploring earth-abundant elements as active catalysts in unique environments. We are actively working with research groups in chemical engineering, medical schools, material science and engineering, and national laboratories in and out of Colorado.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND BOOK Chapters
Organometallic Complexes Anchored to Conductive Carbon for Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Methane at Low Temperature Madhura Joglekar, Vinh Nguyen, Svitlana Pylypenko, Chilan Ngo, Quanning Li, Matthew E. O'Reilly, Tristan S. Gray, William A. Hubbard, T. Brent Gunnoe,* Andrew M. Herring,* and Brian G. Trewyn,* Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 116-125. *Highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News – 02 November 2015 issue
Elucidating Zeolite Deactivation Mechanisms During Biomass Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis from Model Reactions and Zeolite Syntheses Mengze Xu, Calvin Mukarakate, David J. Robichaud, Mark R. Nimlos, Ryan M. Richards, Brian G. Trewyn,* Topics In Catalysis, 2016, 59, 73-85.
Molybdenum Incorporated Mesoporous Silica Catalyst for Production of Biofuels and Value-added Chemicals via Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis Sridhar Budhi, Calvin Mukarakate, Kristiina Iisa, Svitlana Pylypenko, Peter, N. Ciesielski, Matthew M. Yung, Bryon S. Donohoe, Rui Katahira, Mark R. Nimlos, and Brian G. Trewyn,* Green Chemistry, 2015, 17, 3035.
A Universal and Versatile Route for Selective Covalent Tethering of Single-Site Catalysts and Functional Groups on the Surface of Ordered Mesoporous Carbons Madhura Joglekar, Svitlana Pylypenko, Megan M. Otting, Justin S. Valenstein, Brian G. Trewyn*, Chemistry of Material, 2014, 26, 2873-2882.
Enhanced Metal Loading in SBA-15-type Catalysts Facilitated by Salt Addition: Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Activity of Molybdenum Incorporated Porous Silica Sridhar Budhi, Svitlana Pylypenko, Chorthip Peeraphatdit, Vy Nguyen, Emily Smith, Brian G. Trewyn*, Applied Catalysis-A.-General, 2014, 475, 469-475.
Mimicking Red Blood Cell Lipid Membrane to Enhance the Hemocompatibility of Large-Pore Mesoporous Silica, Robert A. Roggers, Madhura Joglekar, Justin S. Valenstein, Brian G. Trewyn*, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2014, 6, 1675-1681.
Mesoporous silica nanoparticle mediated intracellular Cre protein delivery for maize genome editing via loxP sites excision, Susana Martin-Ortigosa, David J. Peterson, Justin S. Valenstein, Victor S.-Y. Lin, Brian G. Trewyn, L. Alexander Lyznik, and Kan Wang*, Plant Physiology, 2014, 164, 537-547.
Surface-Functionalized Nanoporous Catalysts Towards Biofuel Applications, 2nd edition Brian G. Trewyn, In Nanotechnology for the Energy Challenge, Javier Garcia-Martinez, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: United Kingdom, 2013.
Interaction Effects of Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles with Different Morphologies on Human Red Blood Cells Madhura Joglekar, Robert A. Roggers, Yannan Zhao and Brian G. Trewyn*, RSC Advances, 2013, 3, 2454-2461.
Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticle Mediated Protein and DNA Codelivery to Plant Cells via Biolistic Method Susana Martin-Ortigosa, Justin S. Valenstein, Victor S.-Y. Lin, Brian G. Trewyn*, and Kan Wang*, Advanced Functional Materials, 2012, 17, 3576-3582. Cover Illustration
Functional Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for the Selective Sequestration of Free Fatty Acids from Microalgal Oil Justin S. Valenstein, Kapil Kandel, Forrest Melcher, Igor I. Slowing, Victor S.-Y. Lin, and Brian G. Trewyn,* ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2012, 4, 1003-1009.
Luciferase and Luciferin Co-immobilized Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticle Materials for Intracellular Biocatalysis Xiaoxing Sun, Yannan Zhao, Victor S.-Y. Lin, Igor I. Slowing*, and Brian G. Trewyn*, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 113, 18554-18557.
Interaction of Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles with Red Blood Cell Membranes: Size and Surface Effects Yannan Zhao, Xiaoxing Sun, Guannan Zhang, Brian G. Trewyn*, Igor I. Slowing*, Victor S.-Y. Lin, ACS Nano, 2011, 5, 1366.
Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Deliver DNA and Chemicals into Plants Francois Torney, Brian G. Trewyn, Victor S.-Y. Lin,* and Kan Wang,* Nature Nanotechnology, 2007, 2, 295-300.