Bryan Hunter

Bryan Hunter

Rowland Fellow
Rowland Fellow Bryan Hunter

The Hunter Lab at the Rowland Institute at Harvard is focused on the development of molecules and materials which can electrochemically and sustainably convert earth-abundant feedstocks to value-added chemicals and fuels.

We employ state-of-the-art materials synthesis protocols and applied electrochemistry to screen and assay for desired reactivity. By focusing mainly on electrochemical processes, Carnot inefficencies can be avoided in industrial-scale transformations.

We are aided by computational methods, simultaneously mining crystal structure databases for target structures and predicing properties of materials and molecules as they are synthesized in the lab.


Selected Publications:
  1. “Iron is the Active Site in Nickel/Iron Water Oxidation Electrocatalysts.” Bryan M. Hunter, Jay R. Winkler, Harry B. Gray, Molecules, 2018, 24, 903.
  2. “Trapping an Iron(VI) Water Splitting Intermediate in Nonaqueous Media.” Bryan M. Hunter, Niklas B. Thompson, Astrid M. Müller, George R. Rossman, Michael G. Hill, Jay R. Winkler, Harry B. Gray, Joule, 2018, 2, 747.
  3. “Earth-Abundant Heterogeneous Water Oxidation Catalysts.” Bryan M. Hunter, Harry B. Gray, Astrid M. Müller, Chemical Reviews, 2016, 116, 14120.
  4. “Effect of interlayer anions on [NiFe]-LDH nanosheet water oxidation activity.” Bryan M. Hunter, Wolfgang Hieringer, Jay R. Winkler, Harry B. Gray, Astrid M. Müller, Energy & Environmental Science, 2016, 9, 1734.
  5. “Factors Affecting Bismuth Vanadate Photoelectrochemical Performance.” Timothy S. Sinclair, Bryan M. Hunter, Jay R. Winkler, Harry B. Gray, Astrid M. Müller, Materials Horizons, 2015, 3, 330.
  6. “Highly Active Mixed-Metal Nanosheet Water Oxidation Catalysts Made by Pulsed-Laser Ablation in Liquids.” Bryan M. Hunter, James D. Blakemore, Mark Deimund, Harry B. Gray, Jay R. Winkler, Astrid M. Müller, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 13118.



Contact Information

Rowland Institute at Harvard
100 Edwin H. Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142