Wright State University
College of Science and Mathematics

Department of Chemistry

202 Oelman Hall
(937) 775-2855
chemistry@wright.edu

Vladimir KAtovic, ph.d - vita


Education

            B.S. 1961 -Chemical Engineering - University of Zagreb
            M.S. 1963 -Chemistry - University of Zagreb
            Ph.D. 1965 -Chemistry - University of Zagreb
      Postdoctoral Research 1966 -1970   -The Ohio State University
        

Professional Experience

            1970  -  1974             Associate Professor, University of Zagreb
            1973  -  1974             Chairman, Chemistry Department, Univ. of Zagreb
            1974  -  1977              Research Associate, Iowa State University
            1977  -  1978              Associate Professor, University of Zagreb
            1978  -  1991              Associate Professor, Wright State University
            1993                            Visiting Professor, University of Zagreb
            1991  -  Present         Professor, Wright State University

Professional Activities and Honors

            American Chemical Society
            Croatian Chemical Soceity
            ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry
            ACS Division of Electrochemical Society
            Editorial Board, Croatica Chemica Acta 1970-present
            Fulbright Fellow 1966 – 1970
            Wright State University, Dayton, OH,  Certificate of Recognition, 1987
            Presidential Medal of Honor, University of Zagreb, 1989
            Alumni of College of Chemical Engineering Award, Univ. of Zagreb, 1989

Field of Specialization

      Transition metal chemistry. Synthetic and structural studies of coordination compounds of biological or catalytic interest.

      Metal-metal bonding and metal cluster compounds.Electrochemistry in nonaqueous solvents. 

      Electrochemical Investigation of Ambient Temperature Molten Salts and Their Potential Use in Battery Cells.

     Application and development of room-temperature ionic liquids as electrolytes in Li-ion batteries and electrolytic capacitors.  Ethanol based fuel cells. Development of catalysts for alcohol-based fuel cells.

Postdoctoral Fellows:

            Dr. Elizabeth Paul
            Dr. Michael May
            Dr. Xiaming Y.

Visting Professors:

            Dr. Michio Zenki, Okayama University
            Dr. Takehiro Kojima, Okayama University

Recent Publications:

  1. J. Caja, D. Dunstan, H. A. Dyar, H. Krall, and V. Katovic, Ionic Liquids Elecrolyte in Lithium-Ion Batteries: Imidazolium and Pyrazolium Tetrafloroborate in LiMn2O4/Metal Oxide Cells, Kem. Ind., 54, (4), 205-214 (2005)

  2. J. Caja, D. Dunstan, and V. Katovic, Development of Low Melting Ionic Liquid Compositions Using Mixtures of Imidazolium and Pyrazolium Ionic Liquids. Proc. Electrochem.Soc, Vol 2004-24, p312 (2004)    

  3. J. Caja, D. Dunstan, and V. Katovic, Development of Low Melting Ionic Liquid Compositionsc Using Mixtures of Imidazolium and Pyrazolium Ionic Liquids. Proc. Electrochem.Soc, Vol 2004-24, p312 (2004)    

  4. M.May, M. Gant, C. Hoadley, T. Batten and V. Katovic, "Electrochemistry and Spectroelectrochemistry of Niobium (5+) in Sulfuric and Methanesulfuric Acid and the Formation of Nb3O2(SO4)6(H2O)35- Metal Cluster. Directed Electrochemical Generation of "Nb3O2" type Trinuclear Clusters by Double Potential Pulse Electrolysis." Inorg. Chem., 42, (2003), 6955    

  5. J. Caja, D. Dunstan, and V. Katovic , " Physicochemical Properties of Pyrazolium Based Ionic Liquid 1-Ethyl-2-Methylpyrazolium Tetrafluoroborate",  ",  Proc. Electrochem. Soc., Molten Salts XIII, Vol. 101, (2002),180    

  6. J. Caja, D. Dunstan, V. Katovic and D. Ryan, " Ionic Liquids as Electrolytes in Rechargeable Lithium Cells, Proc. 39th Power Conf. Cherry Hills, NJ,  2000, p 124-127    

  7. J. Caja, D. Dunstan, D. Ryan , and V. Katovic, "Application of Ionic Liquids as Electrolytes in Lithium Rechargeable Cells, Proc. Electrochem. Soc., Molten Salts XII,Vol. 99-41, (2000), 5. 150-160    

  8. J. Caja, D. Dunstan, V. Katovic and D. Ryan, " Room Temperature Molten Salts (Ionic Liquids) as Electrolytes in Rechargeable Lithium Batteries",  SAE   Trans.. J. of Aerospace, Vol. 108,(1999) p.122-127

Grants and Contracts

1.  "Electrochemical Investigation of Some Complexes of Niobium and Tantalum of Interest in Catalysis", WSU, College of Science and Engineering, Seed grant 1979.  $1,500.

2.   " New Arene Complexes of Niobium and Tantalum and Their Electrochemical and Catalytic Properties, PRF type AC grant $45.000.

3.  "Electrochemical Investigation of Some Niobium Cluster Compounds", Research Incentive Award 1984, $1443.

4.  "Electrochemical Studies of Niobium and Tantalum Halides and Their Complexes in Nonaqueous Solvents" ACS, PRF grant 1984.  $15,000.

5.  "Electrochemical Studies of Niobium and Tantalum Complexes in Nonaqueous Solvents" ACS, PRF grant 1987.  $20,000.

6.  "Electrochemical Studies of Niobium and Tantalum Complexes" ACS, Project SEED grant ,1989, $10,000

7.  "Electrochemical Investigation of Salts of Poly Anions and Their Potential Use in High-Temperature Batteries Cells" WPAFB - Aero Propulsion and Power Laboratory, 1989.  $43,275.

8.  "Electrochemical and Spectroelectrochemical Studies of Niobium and Tantalum Complexes". ACS, PRF grant 1991  $20,000.

9.  "Preparation and Charactrization of Inorganic Polyanion" WPAFB-Aero Propulsion and Power Labortatory, 1990. $ 46,490

10.  Rechargeable Lithium-ion Cells Containing Ambient Temperature Applications" Phase II. DOD, SBIR, 1997/98 $ 33,000. (Joint proposal with Electrochemical Systems, Inc., Total $ 100,000).

11.  Rechargeable Lithium-ion Cells Containing Ambient Temperature Applications" Phase II. DOD, SBIR, 1998 $ 139,000. ( Joint proposal with Electrochemical Systems, Inc., Total $ 750,000).

12.  Synthesis and Development  of Elevated Temperature Electrocatlysts for Alcohol Based Fuel Cells. WPAFB / UES  2003.$ 138,595 

13.  Use of Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids as Electrolytes for Ethanol Based Fuel Cells, Summer Research Fellowship Program. WPAFB, 2003. $8,000

14.  Application of ionic liquids in Ethanol based fuel cells, Summer Research Fellowship Program. WPAFB, 2004. $11.400.


 

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