Materials Science and Engineering
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2020)
My mission is to understand the working mechanisms behind energy materials and technologies to help develop better performing sustainable devices of the future. My current research focuses on understanding novel classes of photocatalyst at the atomic scale using light- and gas- coupled transmission electron microscopy. By imaging these systems in similar environments to their working conditions, we can determine how light can be used as a tool for controlling atomic structure and subsequently impact chemistry. I translate this understanding to lab-scaled photochemical testing systems which I helped to build and automate in the Dionne group. By probing these system across length scales, we unearth the working principles and applicability of our findings.
B. B. Bourgeois, D. K. Angell, M. Vadai, J. A. Dionne, Lattice-Resolution, Dynamic Imaging of Hydrogen Absorption into Bimetallic AgPd Nanoparticles. ACS Nano. 16, 1781-1790 (2022).
B. B. Bourgeois, D. Swearer, J. Dionne, "Characterization and properties of plasmonic-catalytic nanostructures from the atomic-scale to the reactor-scale" in Plasmonic Catalysis (eds. E. Cortes, P. Camargo), 37-64, Wiley VCH(2021)
D. F. Swearer, B. B. Bourgeois, D. K. Angell, J. A. Dionne, Advancing Plasmon-Induced Selectivity in Chemical Transformations with Optically Coupled Transmission Electron Microscopy. Acc. Chem. Res. 54, 3632-3642 (2021).
B. B. Bourgeois, S. Luo, B. C. Riggs, Y. Ji, S. Adireddy, K. A. Schroder, S. Farnsworth,D. B. Chrisey, and M. Escarra, "Pulsed Photoinitiated Fabrication of Inkjet Printed Titanium Dioxide/Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite Thin Films," Nanotechnology,vol. 29, no. 31, 2018. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/aac306
B. B. Bourgeois, S. Luo, B. C. Riggs, S. Adireddy, and D. B. Chrisey, "Pulsed Photonic Fabrication of Nanostructured Metal Oxide Thin Films," Appl. Phys. A Mater. Sci. Process., vol. 123, no. 9, pp. 1-6, 2017. DOI: 10.1007/s00339-017-1203-z