Dr. Nicolas Holubowitch

Nicolas Holubowitch, PhD

Assistant Professor





Postdoc, Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, 2015

Ph.D. Chemistry, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland, 2013

M.S. Chemistry, University of Denver, 2008

B.S. Chemistry, College of William and Mary, 2006

Research Interests

Energy storage (batteries, fuel cells), sensing, water treatment, energy harvesting, electropolymerization, (spectroelectro)chemistry of energetic materials, quantum electrochemistry

Research Divisions

Solar Energy and Sustainability

Physical and Fundamental Research

Recent Publications

Holubowitch, N.; Jabbar, A., “Spectroelectrochemistry of Next-Generation Redox Flow Battery Electrolytes: A Survey of Active Species from Four Representative Classes.” Microchemical Journal. 2022, 182, 107920. *Invited submission for special issue on spectroelectrochemistry

Holubowitch, N.; Nguyen, G., “Dimerization of [FeIII(bpy)3]3+ in Aqueous Solutions: Elucidating a Mechanism Based on Historical Proposals, Electrochemical Data, and Computational Free Energy Analysis.” Inorganic Chemistry. 2022, 61, 25, 9541–9556.

Bui, H.; Holubowitch, N., “Isopropyl Alcohol and Copper Hexacyanoferrate Boost Performance of the Iron Tris-Bipyridine Catholyte for Near-Neutral pH Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries.” International Journal of Energy Research. 2022, 46(5): 5864-5875.

Holubowitch, N. E.; Crabtree, C.; Budimir, Z. “Electroanalysis and Spectroelectrochemistry of Nonaromatic Explosives in Acetonitrile Containing Dissolved Oxygen,” Analytical Chemistry, 2020, 92, 17, 11617–11626.

Omosebi, A.; Li, Z.; Holubowitch, N.; Gao, X.; Landon, J.; Cramer, A.; Liu, K., “Energy recovery in capacitive deionization systems with inverted operation characteristics.” Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2020, 6(2), 321-330.

Holubowitch, N. E.; Omosebi, A.; Gao, X.; Landon, J. R.; Liu, K. “Membrane-free electrochemical deoxygenation of aqueous solutions using symmetric activated carbon electrodes in flow-through cells,” Electrochimica A, 2019, 297, 163-172.