Mullins, Charles B.

Charles (Buddie) Mullins

Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemistry

Z. D. Bonner Professor of Chemical Engineering | Matthew Van Winkle Regents Professor in Chemical Engineering

Phone: 512-471-5817

Office Location
CPE 4.418

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
200 E. Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78712

BS, University of Texas at Austin, 1975

MS, University of Texas at Austin, 1977

BS, University of Tennessee, 1982

PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1990

PostDoctoral Fellow, IBM Almaden Research Center, 1989-1991

Materials Chemistry for Energy

The Mullins research group is studying (i) the chemistry of nano-structured surfaces with goals of learning more about catalysis, (ii) the growth and characterization of nanostructured films with applications in photoelectrocatalysis for the production of fuels from sunlight, and (iii) the discovery and characterization of electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

Sean P. Berglund, Huichao He, William D. Chemelewski, Hugo Celio, and C. Buddie Mullins, “p-Si/W2C and p-Si/W2C/Pt photocathodes for the hydrogen evolution reaction,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 1535-1544 (2014).

Sean M. Wood, Kyle C. Klavetter, Adam Heller, and C. Buddie Mullins, “Fast lithium transport in PbTe for lithium-ion battery anodes,” J. Mater. Chem. A. 2, 7238-7243 (2014).
William C. Chemelewski, Heung-Chan Lee, Allen J. Bard, and C. Buddie Mullins, “Amorphous FeOOH Oxygen Evolution Reaction Catalyst for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 2843-2850 (2014).
Ming Pan, Jinlong Gong, Guangbin Dong, and C. Buddie Mullins, “Model studies with gold: A versatile oxidation and hydrogenation catalyst,” Acc. Chem. Res. 47, 750-760 (2014).
Alexander J. E. Rettie, Kyle C. Klavetter, Jung-Fu Lin, Andrei Dolocan, Hugo Celio, Ashioma Ishiekwene, Heather L. Bolton, Kristen N. Pearson, Nathan T. Hahn, and C. Buddie Mullins, “Improved visible light harvesting of WO3 by incorporation of sulfur or iodine: A tale of two impurities,” Chem. Mater. 26, 1670-1677 (2014).
Hoang X. Dang, Yong-Mao Lin, Kyle C. Klavetter, Adam Heller, and C. Buddie Mullins, “Lithium insertion/de-insertion characteristics of nanostructured amorphous tantalum oxide thin films,” ChemElectroChem 1, 158-164 (2014).
Gregory M. Mullen, Liang Zhang, Edward J. Evans Jr., Ting Yan, Graeme Henkelman, and C. Buddie Mullins, "Oxygen and hydroxyl species induce multiple reaction pathways for the partial oxidation of allyl alcohol on gold," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 6489-6498 (2014).

  • Lockheed-Martin College of Engineering Teaching Award, 2004
  • Texas-Exes Teaching Award, 1999
  • Union Carbide Corp. Innovation Recognition Award, 1999
  • CSGS New Scholar Award, 1994
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 1993
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1991