James R. McKone
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Dr. McKone earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and music from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, MN in 2008. He holds a PhD in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he was advised byHarry Gray and Nathan Lewis. From 2013 to 2016, Dr. McKone was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University under Héctor D. Abruña and Francis J. DiSalvo. In the Fall of 2016 he joined the faculty in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at Pitt. Dr. McKone’s research group studies fundamentals and applications of electrochemistry, photochemistry, and solid-state/materials chemistry with an emphasis on renewable energy and sustainability.