Professor Linic received his B.S. in Physics at West Chester University (1998) and pursued a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering at the Unviersity of Delaware (2003). He has been with the University of Michigan since 2004.
He is Program Director of Energy Systems Engineering and heads the The Linic Research Group which applies first principles theoretical (electronic structure DFT calculations, ab initio kinetic and thermodynamic simulations) and various experimental tools (surface science, in-situ reactor studies, electron microscopy, et cetera) to study chemical transformations on surfaces.
The central objective of the group's work is the development of predictive theories of surface chemistry related to heterogeneous catalysis, electro-catalysis and photo-electro-catalysis. We are currently working on a number of projects that aim to address various issues in the fields of energy and environment, functional nanomaterials and fundamental heterogeneous catalysis.