Faculty

Michael R. Hoffmann

Michael R. Hoffmann

Theodore Y. Wu Professor of Environmental Science

Degrees and Appointments

B.A., Northwestern University, 1968; Ph.D., Brown University, 1974. Research Fellow, Caltech, 1973-76; Associate Professor, 1980-85; Professor of Environmental Engineering Science, 1986-90; Professor of Environmental Chemistry, 1990-96; James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science, 1996-16; Theodore Y. Wu Professor, 2016-. Executive Officer for Environmental Engineering Science, 1996-2002; Dean of Graduate Studies, 2002-2009.

Email: mrhcaltech.edu

204 Linde+Robinson Laboratory MC 131-24 Pasadena, CA 91125

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Research Overview

Hoffmann's group studies many facets of environmental science including: environmental chemistry, cloud and aerosol chemistry, chemical kinetics, semiconductor photocatalysis, sonochemistry, electrochemistry, radiation chemistry, advanced oxidation technologies, chemical catalysis applied to pollution control, photochemistry, chemical reaction mechanisms relevant to environmental systems.

List of Research Areas

environmental chemistry, cloud and aerosol chemistry, chemical kinetics, semiconductor photocatalysis, sonochemistry, electrochemistry, radiation chemistry, advanced oxidation technologies, chemical catalysis applied to pollution control, photochemistry, chemical reaction mechanisms relevant to environmental systems


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