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Gilbert M. Brown

Senior Research Staff

B.S. Chemistry, Erskine College, 1970

Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1974

Research Interests:

 Complex metal hydrides for hydrogen storage
 Electrocatalysis of multielectron redox processes
 Semiconductor photocatalysis and photoelectrochemistry,
     inorganic photochemistry
 Molecular recognition of metal ions for electrochemical,
     optical, and microcantilever sensors
 Ion exchange resins for selective separations


 FLC Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, 2005
 R&D100 Award for “ORNL Highly Selective, Regenerable
    Perchlorate Treatment System,” 2004
Five ORNL Technical Achievement Awards 1997-2000

Professional Societies:

Interamerican Photochemical Society
 Electrochemical Society
 American Chemical Society
       Chairman East Tennessee Section, 2001

Selected Patents:

S. D. Alexandratos, G. M. Brown, P. V. Bonnesen, and B. A. Moyer, "Bifunctional Anion-Exchange Resins with Improved Selectivity and Exchange Kinetics," US Patent No. 6,059,975, May 9, 2000.
G. M. Brown, B. Gu, B. A. Moyer, and P. V. Bonnesen, "Regeneration of Anion Exchange Resins by Sequential Chemical Displacement," U. S. Patent 6,448,299, September 10, 2002.

Selected Publications:

  1. J-C Zhao, D. A. Knight, G.M. Brown, J. W. Reiter, R. C. Bowman, Jr., J. A. Zan, J. G. Kulleck, C. Kim, and S.-J. Hwang, “Study of Aluminoborane Compound AlB4H11 for Hydrogen Storage,” J. Phys Chem. C, 2009, 113, 2-11
  2. B. Gu, G. M. Brown, and C-C Chiang, “Treatment of Perchlorate-Contaminated Groundwater Using Highly Selective, Regenerable Ion-Exchange Technologies,” Environ. Sci. Technol, 2007, 41, 6277-6282.
  3. G. M. Brown and B. Gu, “The Chemistry of Perchlorate in the Environment,” in Perchlorate Environmental Occurrence, Interactions and Treatment, B. Gu and J. D. Coates, ed, Springer, New York, 2006, p17-47.
  4. D. G. Hafeman, J. B. Harkins IV, C. E. Witkowski II, N. S. Lewis, R. J. Warmack, G. Brown, and T. Thundat, “Optically Directed Molecular Transport and Three-Dimensional Isoelectric Positioning of Amphoteric Biomolecules,” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 2006, 103, 6436-6441.
  5. J. K. Böhlke, N. C. Sturchio, B. Gu, J. Horita, G. M. Brown, W. A. Jackson, J. Batista, and P. B. Hatzinger, “Perchlorate Isotope Forensics,” Anal. Chem., 2005, 77, 7838-7842.
  6. V. I. Boiadjiev, G. M. Brown, L. A. Pinnaduwage, G. Goretzki, P. V. Bonnesen, T. Thundat, “Photochemical hydrosilylation of 11-undecenyltriethylammonium bromide with hydrogen-terminated Si surfaces for the development of robust microcantilever sensors for Cr(VI),” Langmuir, 2005, 21, 1139-1142.
  7. G.M. Brown, F. Tian, J. Pei, and T. Thundat, “Detection of Copper with Potentiostatically Controlled Microcantilever Sensors,” in Chemical Sensors VI: Chemical and Biological Sensors and Analytical Methods – C. Bruckner-Lea, P. Vanysek, G. Hunter, M. Egashira, N. Miura, and F. Mizutani, Ed, The Electrochemical Society, 2004, p 244.
  8. H. Xu, X. Xu, R. Dabestani, G. M. Brown, L. Fan, S. Patton and H. F. Ji, “Supramolecular Fluorescent Probes for the Detection of Mixed Alkali Metal Ions That Mimic the Function of Integrated Logis Gates,” J. Chem. Soc. Perkins Trans 2, 2002, 636-643.
  9. H. F. Ji, T. Thundat, R. Dabestani, G. M. Brown, P. F. Britt, and P. V. Bonnesen, “Ultrasensitive Detection of CrO42- Using a Microcantilever Sensor,” Anal. Chem. 2001, 73,1572-1576.

Surface Chemistry and Catalysis Group Staff

 Provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Chemical Sciences Division 
Rev: March 2009