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Justin Hill

Justin Hill

Adjunct Professor, Chemical Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology

Phone: (321) 631-3550

Fax: (321) 631-3552



Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Florida

Research Interests:

Research at Mainstream Engineering Corporation

  • Self-assembled synthesis of next-generation thermoelectric materials
  • Scalable fabrication of dense carbon nanotubes for electrochemical double layer capacitor electrodes
  • Self-assembled nanomaterials for compressive and adsorptive gas storage
  • Electrochemical hydrogen compression
  • Materials processing with high energy linear electron accelerators
  • High surface area scaffolding for thermal energy storage
  • Hierarchically structured nanocomposites

Collaborative Research:

  • Modeling of photoelectrochemical energy conversion in highly anisotropic domains (in collaboration with Prof. Kirk Ziegler at the University of Florida).

Publications List:

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications:

1. Arnold, D. C.; Hobbs, R. G.; Zirngast, M.; Marschner, C.; Hill, J. J.; Ziegler, K. J.; Morris, M. A.; Holmes, J. D., Single step synthesis of Ge–SiOx core-shell heterostructured nanowires. J. Mater. Chem. 2009, 19, 954-961.

2. Hill, J. J.; Cotton, S. P.; Ziegler, K. J., Alignment and Morphology Control of Ordered Mesoporous Silicas in Anodic Aluminum Oxide Channels by Electrophoretic Deposition. Chem. Mater. 2009, 21 (9), 1841-1846.

3. Hill, J. J.; Haller, K.; Gelfand, B.; Ziegler, K. J., Eliminating Capillary Coalescence of Nanowire Arrays with Applied Electric Fields. ACS Appl. Mat. Int. 2010, 2 (7), 1992-1998.

4. Hill, J. J.; Haller, K.; Ziegler, K. J., Direct Fabrication of High-Aspect Ratio Anodic Aluminum Oxide with Continuous Pores on Conductive Glass. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2010, 158 (1), E1-E7.

5. Hill, J. J.; Banks, N.; Haller, K.; Orazem, M. E.; Ziegler, K. J., An Interfacial and Bulk Charge Transport Model for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Photoanodes Consisting of Core-Shell Nanowire Arrays. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, (Web), DOI: 10.1021/ja2044216.

6. Hill, J. J.; Haller, K.; Banks, N.; Orazem, M. E.; Ziegler, K. J., Optimizing the Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells based on Densely Arrayed and High Aspect Ratio Nanostructures. 2012, In Progress.

7. Hill, J. J.; Haller, K.; Ziegler, K. J., Conductive Nanowires Coated with a Semiconductive Shell as the Photoanode in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Int. J. Nano. Bio. Mat. 2012, Submitted.


Technically Reviewed Scientific Reports:

1. Hill, J. J., High Performance Nanoscale Thermoelectric Generators for UAVs, Final Report CLIN 0003. NAVAIR: Pautuxent River, Md, 2011; pp 1-67.

2. Lasko, T.; Hill, J. J., Advanced Materials Processing with Free Energy Laser Electron Beam Linear Accelerator Injectors. Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy: Arlington, Va, 2011; pp 1-54.

3. Schwartz, N.; Hill, J. J., High Density Hydrogen Storage through Compression and Adsorption in Self-Assembled Nanomaterials. United States Air Force: Edwards AFB, Ca, 2012; pp 1-74.

4. Zastrow, D.; Ziegler, K. J.; Hill, J. J., Meter-Scale Self-Assembly of Dense & Oriented Nanomaterials for Double Layer Capacitors. Office of Naval Research, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD): Arlington, Va, 2012; pp 1-56.

5. Crosser, L. H.; Hill, J. J. High Performance Nanoscale Thermoelectric Generators for UAVs, Phase I Option Final Report CLIN 0003; NAVAIR: Patuxent River, Ma, April 2012; pp 1-37.


Conference Proceedings:

1. N. Schwartz, D. Zastrow, K.R. Coffey, K.J. Ziegler, T.J. Amundsen, J.J. Hill Novel Applications of Anodic Aluminum Oxide Nanopore Arrays. AICHE. 2011.

2. J.J. Hill, K. Haller, N. Banks, K. J. Ziegler. Templated Growth and Electrostatic Manipulation of Arrayed Nanostructures. AICHE. 2010.

3. J.J. Hill, K. Haller, N. Banks, K. J. Ziegler. Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversion in Nanowire-based Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Modeling, Optimization & Templated Fabrication. AICHE. 2010.

4. J.J. Hill, K. Haller, N. Banks, K. J. Ziegler. Dye Sensitized Solar Cells with Core/Shell Nanowire Array Based Photoanodes: Modeling, Fabrication & Performance. NanoFlorida. 2009.

5. J.J. Hill, K. Haller, K. J. Ziegler. Poster: Template Based Fabrication of Core/Shell Nanowire Arrays Directly on Transparent Conductive Oxides. NanoFlorida. 2009.

6. J. J. Hill, K. Haller, N. Banks, K. J. Ziegler. Modeling and Fabrication of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells with Nanowire Array Based Photoanodes. Electrochemical Society National Meeting. 2009.

7. J. J. Hill, K. J. Ziegler, Ordered Mesoporous Silica as Templates for Heterostructure Growth. American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Meeting. 2008.

8. J. J. Hill, R. Wang, K. J. Ziegler, Poster: Interaction Energy Modeling & Separation of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes. American Chemical Society National Meeting. 2007.



1. J. J. Hill Nanostructured Thermoelectric Elements, Other Ultra-High Aspect Ratio Structures and Hierarchical Template Methods for Growth thereof. 2011. 62277US; Application No. 12/731,295

2. J. J. Hill and K.J. Ziegler. Inhibition of Nanostructure Aggregation through Applied Electric Fields. 2010. 61/319,025.