Eric Moschetta

(404) 385-2371
eric.moschetta [at]
ES&T 2316
Mailing Address: 

School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
311 Ferst Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0100

Current Position: 
Educational Background: 
Post-Doctoral Fellow 2013-2016



Research Position


Educational Background

B.S.E. – Case Western Reserve University – 2008

Ph.D. – Penn State University – 2013


Robert M. Rioux (Ph.D. Advisor), Christopher W. Jones (Postdoc)

Project Title

Acid-Base Cooperative Bifunctional Catalysis

Project Description

My project will expand upon work previously done in the Jones group by examining the effects of secondary amines on the catalytic activity of amine-functionalized silica surfaces.



1. Choi, Y.-S.; Moschetta, E. G.; Miller, J. T.; Fasulo, M.; McMurdo, M. J.; Rioux, R. M.; Tilley, T. D. Highly Dispersed Pd-SBA15 Materials from Tris(tert-butoxy)siloxy Complexes of Pd(II). ACS Catal. 2011, 1, 1166-1177.


2. Moschetta, E. G.; Gans, K. M.; Rioux, R. M. Characterization of Sites of Different Thermodynamic Affinities on the Same Metal Center via Isothermal Titration Calorimetry J. Catal. 2013, 302, 1-9.


3. Moschetta, E. G.; Gans, K. M.; Rioux, R. M. Elucidating the Roles of Enthalpy, Entropy, and Donor Atom in the Chelate Effect for Binding Different Bidentate Ligands on the Same Metal Center submitted to J. Catal.


4. Yang, Y.; Chang, J. W.; Moschetta, E. G.; Rioux, R. M. Structural Elucidation of Supported Rh Complexes Derived from RhCl(PPh3)3 Immobilized on Functionalized SBA-15 and their Catalytic Performance for Carbon-Heteroatom (S, O) Bond Formation submitted to J. Catal.


5. Yang, Y.; Moschetta, E. G.; Rioux, R. M. Rh-Catalyzed Markovnikov Addition of Sulfonic Acids with Alkynes: A Practical Route for the Synthesis of Vinyl Sulfonate Esters submitted to Chem Cat Chem.


6. Yang, Y.; Moschetta, E. G.; Rioux, R. M. Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Coupling of Terminal Alkynes with Thiols for the Functionalization of C-H Bonds (in preparation).


7.Jana, S.; Moschetta, E. G.; Rioux, R. M. Review Article for Catalysis Science & Technology Perspectives (in preparation)


Favorite Sports Team

The Pittsburgh Teams (Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates)

Favorite U.S. President

Franklin D. Roosevelt