Joseph Michalka, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Notre Dame
    • Dissertation: "Adsorbate Induced Reconstructions of Metal Surfaces"
  • B.A. in Chemistry and Computer Science, Wheaton College

Selected Publications

  • Michalka, J. R.; McIntyre, P. W.; Gezelter, J. D. J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117, 14579–14587.
  • Michalka, J. R.; Gezelter, J. D. J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 14239–14247.
  • Michalka, J. R.; Latham, A. P.; Gezelter, J. D. J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 18180-18190.

Selected Presentations

  • “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of CO-induced surface reconstruction and island formation on Pt, Pd, and Pt/Pd (557) surfaces,” Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, June 26, 2015
  • “Dynamics of CO-induced reconstruction of Pt(557) and the 111/100 facets of Pt/Pd subsurfacea alloys,” Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, Evanston, IL, June 15, 2014
  • “Molecular dynamics simulations of the surface reconstructions of Pt(557) and Au(557) under exposure to CO,” Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, Urbana-Champaign, IL, May 30, 2013
  • “Molecular dynamics simulations of the surface reconstructions of Pt(557) and Au(557) under exposure to CO,” ACS national meeting, Indianapolis, IN, September 11, 2013
  • “CO Induced Reconstruction of Pt(557),” Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, Madison, WI, June 7, 2012
  • “Polarizable Gold: Extending the Embedded Atom Model,” Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, Notre Dame, IN, June 9, 2011
  • “Molecular Properties of the Water/Octane/Ethanol Systems,” MERCURY, Hamilton, NY, August 3, 2009
  • 'Computational Tools for Monte Carlo Simulation: Application to Aqueous Systems,” MERCURY, Hamilton, NY, August 3, 2008

Related Experience

  • “Once Upon a Time: Storytelling as a Tool for Teaching and Learning,” Notre Dame, IN
  • “Foundations of Teaching Series IV: Teaching for critical thinking,” Notre Dame, IN
  • “Foundations of Teaching Series III: Grading and responding to student work,” Notre Dame, IN
  • “Foundations of Teaching Series II: Preparing, structuring, and delivering pre-labs and presentations,” Notre Dame, IN
  • “Foundations of Teaching Series I: Preparing for the first day of class: Communicating expectations and understanding your role,” Notre Dame, IN

Professional Organizations

  • American Chemical Society

Honors and Awards

  • Best Contributed Talk, Midwest Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Conference 2015
  • Kaneb Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award
  • Emil T. Hofman Graduate Teaching Award
  • James E. Hanchett Prize for outstanding work in chemistry research

Church/Community Service

  • Attends Alliance Christian Fellowship, Bolivar