Dr. Igor I. Slowing

Associate Scientist
Address
2756 Gilman Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-1959
Email islowing@iastate.edu

Research Interests

Synthesis and development of mesoporous nanoparticles for catalysis, energy transduction, and in situ refinery of biocommodities.  Coupling biocatalysis with thermo and photocatalysis.Studies of interactions between nanoparticles and cells.


        Project Affiliations:
        Nanorefinery

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • 2003-2008 Ph.D. Iowa State University
  • 1988-1995 Licenciate in Chemistry, San Carlos University, Guatemala

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2009-present Staff Scientist, Ames Laboratory
  • 2005-2008 Research assistant, Iowa State University
  • 2000-2003 Lecturer, Del Valle University, Guatemala
  • 1996-2003 Lecturer, San Carlos University, Guatemala

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • Inventor Incentive Award, Ames Laboratory, 2009
  • Cotton-Uphaus Award for early achievements in research, Iowa State University, 2006

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

2013
Kandel K; Frederickson C; Smith E A; Lee Y J; Slowing I I . 2013. Bifunctional Adsorbent-Catalytic Nanoparticles for the Refining of Renewable Feedstocks. ACS Catalysis. 3:2750-2758. abstract
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Fang X K; Hansen L; Haso F; Yin P C; Pandey A; Engelhardt L; Slowing I; Li T; Liu T B; Luban M; Johnston D C . 2013. {Mo24Fe12} Macrocycles: Anion Templation with Large Polyoxometalate Guests. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 52:10500-10504. abstract
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Kandel K; Althaus S M; Pruski M; Slowing I I; BravoSuarez J J; Kidder M K; Schwartz V . 2013. Supported Hybrid Enzyme-Organocatalysts for Upgrading the Carbon Content of Alcohols. Novel Materials for Catalysis and Fuels Processing. 1132:261-271. abstract
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Kobayashi T; Lafon O; Thankamony A S L; Slowing I I; Kandel K; Carnevale D; Vitzthum V; Vezin H; Amoureux J P; Bodenhausen G; Pruski M . 2013. Analysis of sensitivity enhancement by dynamic nuclear polarization in solid-state NMR: a case study of functionalized mesoporous materials. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 15:5553-5562. abstract
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Kandel K; Althaus S M; Peeraphatdit C; Kobayashi T; Trewyn B G; Pruski M; Slowing I I . 2013. Solvent-Induced Reversal of Activities between Two Closely Related Heterogeneous Catalysts in the Aldol Reaction. ACS Catalysis. 3:265-271. abstract
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Lafon O; Thankamony A S L; Kobayashi T; Carnevale D; Vitzthum V; Slowing I I; Kandel K; Vezin H; Amoureux J P; Bodenhausen G; Pruski M . 2013. Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Loaded with Surfactant: Low Temperature Magic Angle Spinning C-13 and Si-29 NMR Enhanced by Dynamic Nuclear Polarization. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 117:1375-1382. abstract
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2012
Ruberu T P A; Nelson N C; Slowing I I; Vela J . 2012. Selective Alcohol Dehydrogenation and Hydrogenolysis with Semiconductor-Metal Photocatalysts: Toward Solar-to-Chemical Energy Conversion of Biomass-Relevant Substrates. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 3:2798-2802. abstract
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Kandel K; Althaus S M; Peeraphatdit C; Kobayashi T; Trewyn B G; Pruski M; Slowing I I . 2012. Substrate inhibition in the heterogeneous catalyzed aldol condensation: A mechanistic study of supported organocatalysts. Journal of Catalysis. 291:63-68. abstract
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Fang I J; Slowing I I; Wu K C W; Lin V S Y; Trewyn B G . 2012. Ligand Conformation Dictates Membrane and Endosomal Trafficking of Arginine-Glycine-Aspartate (RGD)-Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles. Chemistry-A European Journal. 18:7787-7792. abstract
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Valenstein J S; Kandel K; Melcher F; Slowing I I; Lin V S Y; Trewyn B G . 2012. Functional Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for the Selective Sequestration of Free Fatty Acids from Microalgal Oil. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 4:1003-1009. abstract
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