- Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2022
- B.S., Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, 2015
Dr. Michael Meloni specializes in synthesis and characterization of complex materials that span the fields of chemistry, materials science, and chemical engineering.
Dr. Meloni's experience has included the synthesis and characterization of nanoscale phenomena related to porous structures and metallic particles. Michael is proficient in solid materials synthesis techniques including perovskite synthesis, hydrothermal synthesis (zeolites), as well as aqueous, and air-free metal deposition to synthesize atomically dispersed transition metal catalysts. His characterization experience has included a large number of chemical and physical techniques for example: Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), thermogravimetry analysis with mass spectrometry (TGA-MS), nitrogen physisorption (BET), gas chromatography (GC), heterogenous catalysis, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), x-ray diffraction (XRD), x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), and liquid chromatography.
Prior to joining Exponent Dr. Meloni obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in the department of chemical engineering where his dissertation work focused on tuning zeolite supported Nickel catalysts for alkene dimerization and hydrogenation reactions by altering zeolite elemental composition between catalysts within a crystallographic structure.