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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Benjamin H. Meekins

Title: Research Assistant Professor
Department: Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-413-0950
Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Benjamin Meekins


  • University of Notre Dame, IN, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, PhD, 2012
  • University of Notre Dame, IN, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, MS, 2010
  • University of South Carolina, SC, Chemical Engineering, BS, 2007


Dr. Meekins has a background in photovoltaics, solar fuel conversion, and catalysis. As a member of the Chemical Engineering department at the University of South Carolina, his research interests include the synthesis of new candidate photovoltaic materials, photocatalytic splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen, remediation of carbon dioxide to high-value products via solar-assisted pathways, and single-particle reaction kinetics and catalysis to aid fundamental understanding of catalytic processes.

Selected Publications

Maximilian B. Gorensek, Benjamin Meekins, Hector Colon-Mercado, John Weidner. Parametric study of operating conditions of an SO2-depolarized electrolyzer. Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy. 2020, 45(43), 22408-22418.

B. H. Meekins, Anthony B. Thompson, Varsha Gopal, Bahareh A Tavakoli Mehrabadi, Mark C Elvington, Prabhu Ganesan, Ty A. Newhouse-Illige, Adam W. Sheperd, Lawrence E. Scipioni, James A. Greer, John C Weiss, John W Weidner, Hector ColonMercado. In-situ and ex-situ comparison of the electrochemical oxidation of SO2 on carbon supported Pt and Au catalysts. Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy. 2020, 45(3), 1940-1947.

Kennedy, A., & Meekins, B. Combustion synthesis and photoelectrochemical characterization of gallium zinc oxynitrides. J. Mat. Res. 2018, 33(23), 3971-3978. (DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2018.402)

Meekins, B. H. Detection of Single Metal Nanoparticle Collision Events in Non-Aqueous Media. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19 (26), 17256-17262. (DOI: 10.1039/C7CP03042H)

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