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Bruce E Koel

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Bruce Koel is professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University. He is associated faculty in chemistry at the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM); associated faculty in the Princeton Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and a collaborator on the National Spherical Torus Experiment at PPPL. Koel is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society and the American Vacuum Society, and a member of the governing board of the Council for Chemical Research. He initiated the Chemical Reactions at Surfaces Gordon Research Conference in 1991, and received the George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry from the American Chemical Society in 2007.


  • Surface chemistry
  • Interfacial phenomena
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Nanoscience
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Photocatalysis
  • Chemistry of nanoparticles
  • Surface analysis and diagnostics
  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Electron and ion scattering
  • Materials chemistry
  • Metal alloys
  • Reactions of plasma-facing materials

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