Anthony Shoji Hall is an assistant professor of materials science and engineering. His research group investigates chemical reactions catalyzed by solid surfaces to address problems in renewable energy storage and utilization.
Hall’s strategy toward the design of high-performance catalysts begins by understanding the surface chemistry of materials through the utilization of thermochemical methods, electro-kinetics, and in-situ/ex-situ spectroscopy. Other aspects of his research involve designing new materials with interesting properties by mesostructuring and controlling material composition and understanding charge separation processes at metal/semiconductor interfaces for surface plasmon enhanced photoelectrochemical devices.
A member of the American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society, and the International Society of Electrochemistry, Hall has received several awards and scholarships, including being named a Scialog Fellow in 2017 and 2018 by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Hall received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2010, and a PhD in chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University in 2014. He then completed postdoctoral work in chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the Whiting School of Engineering faculty in 2016.