Nathan Koocher

Nathan Koocher
Undergraduate Student

Room 141G
Department of Chemistry
University of Pennsylvania
231 South 34th street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323, USA
Phone: (215) 898-5010
E-mail: nkoocher (at)


Education and Awards

2014 University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

I investigate the thermodynamics and kinetics of reactions catalyzed by metal oxide surfaces, with the aim of generating catalysis rules pertaining to where and when the reaction occurs. My current project examines the effect that a metal oxide promoter on a metal surface has on the rate of hydrogenation of CO to methanol.

Nerdy Moments

Favorite Scientific Journals: Science, Nature
Favorite Clusters: The Center for Piezoelectrics by Design (CPD)
Favorite Slogan/Quote: "Every difficulty can be overcome by effort." -- Leonardo da Vinci