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Patricia Anne A. Ignacio-de Leon

Materials Chemist

Biography

Research interests include nanomaterials and composites for separations, catalysis and energy storage applications.

  • Education
    • PhD Chemistry, University of Utah
    • BS Chemistry, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Honors and Memberships
    • Senior Fellow, Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering
    • Member, American Chemical Society
    • Member, North American Catalysis Society
    • Member, Catalysis Club of Chicago
    • Member, North American Membrane Society
    • Member, Golden Key International Honor Society
    • Topnotcher (5th nationwide), 2003 Philippine National Licensure Examination for Chemists
  • Selected First-Author Publications
    • Diffusion of Proteins Across Silica Colloidal Crystals” Langmuir, 201834(35), 1033310339.
    • Catalyst structure and substituent effects on epoxidation of styrenics with immobilized Mn(tmtacn) complexes” Appl. Catal. A, 2016, 511, 78-86.
    • Pore-filled nanoporous silica colloidal films with enantioselective permeability” Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, 2014, 640, 649-654.
    • Silica colloidal membranes with enantioselective permeability” Israel J. Chem., 2014, 54, 767-773.
    • SiO2@Au Core-Shell Nanospheres Self-Assemble to Form Colloidal Crystals That Can Be Sintered and Surface Modified to Produce pH-Controlled Membranes” Langmuir, 2013, 29, 3749-3756. (Highlighted as Community Choice in Nature, 2013, 496, 401.)
    • Ignacio-de Leon, P.A.; Zharov, I. Size-selective Molecular Transport Through Silica Colloidal Nanopores”  Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 553555. (Invited contribution for Emerging Investigators’ issue)
  • Selected Patent and Patent Applications 
    • Magnetic nanotube composite membranes” US Patent Application 15/000,801, Filed January 19, 2016; Publication No. US 2017/0203256 A1, Publication Date July 20, 2017; Patent No. US 10,022,676 B2, Granted July 17, 2018.
    • Production of lithium via electrodeposition” US Patent Application 16/134,378, Filed September 18, 2018.
    • Lithium ion conducting membranes” US Patent Application 16/134,465, Filed September 18, 2018.
    • Lithium metal synthesis” US Patent Application 16/134,528, Filed September 18, 2018.
    • Surfactant-Templated Synthesis of Nanostructured Xerogel Adsorbent Platforms” US Patent Application 16/228,593, Filed December 20, 2018.