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Grant Johnson

Chemical Physics & Analysis
Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K8-88
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Dr. Grant E. Johnson received his BS degree in chemistry from the University of Delaware Honors Program where he studied solvation in supercritical fluids under Professor Robert H. Wood. He was employed as an analytical chemist with the United States Army at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Edgewood, Maryland, from 2002 to 2004. He received his PhD in chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University under Professor A.W. Castleman Jr. in 2009. He was awarded a National Science Foundation Central Europe Summer Research Institute fellowship in 2006 to study theoretical calculations with Professor Vlasta Bonacic-Koutecky at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. He also received a Department of Energy fellowship to attend the 2006 meeting of Nobel Laureates in chemistry in Lindau, Germany. He was awarded the inaugural Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory from 2010 to 2012. He is currently a scientist in the Chemical Physics and Analysis program working with Laboratory Fellow Dr. Julia Laskin.

Research Interests

  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Soft- and Reactive Landing of Mass-selected Ions
  • Catalysis
  • Synthesis of Nanoparticles and Clusters
  • Preparation of Mesoscale Structures with Emergent Properties

Education and Credentials

  • PhD. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Chemistry, December 2009
  • BS. University of Delaware Honors Program, Newark, Chemistry, May 2002

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Chemical Society 2002 - present
  • American Physical Society 2005 - present
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science 2005 - present
  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2010 - present
  • American Vacuum Society 2010 - present
  • Materials Research Society 2010 - present

Awards and Recognitions

  • Outstanding Performance Award, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2010
  • PNNL Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2010
  • Lubrizol Graduate Student Research Award, Penn State University, 2008-2009
  • Certificate for Outstanding Work in Precious Metal Research, International Precious Metals Institute, 2008
  • Graduate Student Travel Award to American Physical Society Meeting in New Orleans, LA, Penn State University, 2008
  • Fellowship to Attend the Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Chemistry in Lindau Germany, Department of Energy, 2006
  • Central Europe Summer Research Institute Fellow, National Science Foundation, 2006
  • Graduate Student Travel Award to Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in Germany, Penn State University, 2005
  • Dan H. Waugh Memorial Teaching Award, Penn State University, 2004-2005 Graduate Student Fellowship, Penn State University, 2004
  • Performance Cash Award for Excellence, United States Army, Research Development and Engineering Command, 2003
  • Advanced Honors Certificate, University of Delaware Honors Program, 2002
  • First Year Honors Certificate, University of Delaware Honors Program, 1998

PNNL Publications

2013

  • Johnson GE, NM Al Hasan, and J Laskin. 2013. "Influence of Heteroanion and Ammonium Cation Size on the Composition and Gas-Phase Fragmentation of Polyoxovanadates." International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 354-355:333-341.  doi:10.1016/j.ijms.2013.06.009
  • Johnson GE, TA Priest, and J Laskin. 2013. "Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Clusters Ligated with 1,3-Bis(dicyclohexylphosphino)propane." ChemPlusChem 78(9):1033-1039.  doi:10.1002/cplu.201300134
  • Al Hasan NM, GE Johnson, and J Laskin. 2013. "Gas-Phase Synthesis of Singly and Multiply Charged Polyoxovanadate Anions Employing Electrospray Ionization and Collision Induced Dissociation." Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 24(9):1385-95.  doi:10.1007/s13361-013-0683-0
  • Baer DR, MH Engelhard, GE Johnson, J Laskin, J Lai, KT Mueller, P Munusamy, S Thevuthasan, H Wang, NM Washton, AC Elder, BL Baisch, AS Karakoti, SVNT Kuchibhatla, and DW Moon. 2013. "Surface Characterization of Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles: important needs and challenging opportunities." Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A--Vacuum, Surfaces and Films 31(5):Article No. 050820.  doi:10.1116/1.4818423

2012

  • Johnson GE, TA Priest, and J Laskin. 2012. "Charge Retention by Gold Clusters on Surfaces Prepared Using Soft Landing of Mass Selected Ions ." ACS Nano 6(1):573-582.  doi:10.1021/nn2039565
  • Johnson GE, TA Priest, and J Laskin. 2012. "Coverage Dependent Charge Reduction of Cationic Gold Clusters on Surfaces Prepared Using Soft Landing of Mass-selected Ions." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116(47):24977-24986.  doi:10.1021/jp308795r

2011

  • Johnson GE, CM Wang, TA Priest, and J Laskin. 2011. "Monodisperse Au11 Clusters Prepared by Soft Landing of Mass Selected Ions." Analytical Chemistry 83(21):8069-8072.  doi:10.1021/ac202520p
  • Johnson GE, O Hadjar, and J Laskin. 2011. "Characterization of the Ion Beam Focusing in a Mass Spectrometer using an IonCCD Detector." Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 22(8):1388-1394.  doi:10.1007/s13361-011-0154-4
  • Johnson GE, Q Hu, and J Laskin. 2011. "Soft Landing of Complex Molecules on Surfaces." Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry 4(1):83-104.  doi:10.1146/annurev-anchem-061010-114028
  • Hadjar O, GE Johnson, J Laskin, G Kibelka, SM Shill, K Kuhn, C Cameron, and S Kassan. 2011. "IonCCD for direct position-sensitive charged-particle detection: from electrons and keV ions to hyperthermal biomolecular ions." Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 22(4):612-623.  doi:10.1007/s13361-010-0067-7
  • Peng WP, GE Johnson, IC Fortmeyer, P Wang, O Hadjar, RG Cooks, and J Laskin. 2011. "Redox Chemistry in Thin Layers of Organometallic Complexes Prepared Using Ion Soft Landing." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP 13(1):267-275.  doi:10.1039/C0CP01457E

2010

  • Johnson GE, and J Laskin. 2010. "Preparation of Surface Organometallic Catalysts by Gas-Phase Ligand Stripping and Reactive Landing of Mass-Selected Ions." Chemistry - A European Journal 16(48):14433-14438.  doi:10.1002/chem.201002292
  • Johnson GE, M Lysonski, and J Laskin. 2010. "In Situ Reactivity and TOF SIMS Analysis of Surfaces Prepared by Soft and Reactive Landing of Mass Selected Ions." Analytical Chemistry 82(13):5718-5727.  doi:10.1021/ac100734g

Selected Publications

2009

  • Johnson GE, R Mitrić, M Nossler, EC Tyo, V Bonačić-Koutecký and AW Castleman, Jr. 2009 "Influence of Charge State on Catalytic Oxidation Reactions at Metal Oxide Clusters Containing Radical Oxygen Centers." Journal of the American Chemical Society 131(15) 5460-5470. doi: 10.1021/ja807499z
  • Johnson GE, R Mitrić, V Bonačić-Koutecký and AW Castleman, Jr. 2009 "Clusters as model systems for investigating nanoscale oxidation catalysis." Chemical Physics Letters 475(1-3) 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cplett.2009.04.003

2008

  • Johnson GE, EC Tyo, and AW Castleman, Jr. 2008 "Cluster reactivity experiments: Employing mass spectrometry to investigate the molecular level details of catalytic oxidation reactions." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105(47): 18108-18113. doi:10.1073/pnas.0801539105
  • Johnson GE, R Mitrić, EC Tyo, V Bonačić-Koutecký, and AW Castleman, Jr. 2008 "Stoichiometric Zirconium Oxide Cations as Potential Building Blocks for Cluster Assembled Catalysts." Journal of the American Chemical Society 130(42): 13912-13920. doi: 10.1021/ja803246n

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