Adam Holewinski

Current Position: 
Assistant Professor and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute Fellow
Educational Background: 
Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2014-2015

Research Position 


Educational Background

B.S.E. University of Michigan 2007

Ph.D. University of Michigan 2013


Sujlo Linic (Ph.D. Advisor), Christopher W. Jones (Postdoc)

Project Title

Characterization of amine-modified materials as catalysts and CO2 adsorbents

Project Description

Elucidation of support-interaction effects influencing catalytic or adsorbent activity through scattering and spectroscopy


1. Holewinski, A., and Linic, S. "High performance Ag-Co alloy catalysts for electro- chemical oxygen reduction." (2014). Submitted

2. Holewinski, A., Xin, H., Nikolla, E., and Linic, S. “Identifying optimal active sites for heterogeneous catalysis by metal alloys based on molecular descriptors and electronic structure engineering.” Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, (2013).

3. Holewinski, A., and Linic, S. “Elementary mechanisms in electrocatalysis: Revisiting the ORR Tafel slope.” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, (2012). 159, H864-H870.

4. Xin, H., Holewinski, A., and Linic, S. “Predictive structure-reactivity models for rapid screening of Pt-based multimetallic electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction” ACS Catalysis, (2012). 2, 12-16. (Selected as Cover Article)

5. Xin, H., Holewinski, A., Schweitzer, N., Nikolla, E., and Linic, S. “Electronic struc- ture engineering in heterogeneous catalysis: Identifying novel alloy catalysts based on rapid screening for materials with desired electronic properties” Topics in Catalysis, (2012). 55, 376.

6. Nikolla, E., Holewinski, A., Schwank, J., and Linic, S. "Controlling carbon surface chemistry by alloying: carbon tolerant reforming catalyst." Journal Of The American Chemical Society, (2006). 35, 11354-11355.

7. Holewinski, A., and Linic, S. “Comparative kinetic studies of oxygen reduction on Pt and Ag electrocatalysts: Mechanistic insights for design of alkaline fuel cells.  In Preparation