Associate Professor of Chemistry
Wake Forest University
Dr Gross has over 10 years of faculty experience in higher education. 7 years at Bucknell University in the Chemical Engineering Department, 3 years at Wake Forest University in the Chemistry Department, and 1 year as Founding Faculty of the Engineering Department at Wake Forest University.
Office: Wake Downtown, Rm. 4512
Phone: (336) 702-1969
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Bucknell University
M.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
The Gross lab studies solid state materials, particularly mixed metal oxides, for electrochemical energy conversion applications. The various facets of this research include synthesis, structural characterization, and measurement of transport properties. Second, the Gross lab develops multifunctional ceramic composites for solid oxide fuel cell electrodes, including: computer modeling to simulate nanostructured composite morphologies and prediction of the resulting electrode properties, experimental synthesis and fabrication of predicted optimal composite systems, and electrochemical performance testing of prototype devices. Finally, Gross studies activity-level, or situational, student motivation in STEM courses with the goal of directly applying motivation theory and empirical research findings to practical course design. Teaching areas include Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Chemistry and Physics of Solid State Materials, and Green Technologies.
2013 TMS Extraction and Processing Technology Award
2010 ASM Marcus A. Grossman Young Author Award