H. Clifford and Evelyn A. Brosey Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Concurrent Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Notre Dame
Bill Schneider’s expertise is in chemical applications of density functional theory (DFT) simulations. After receiving his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in 1991 from the Ohio State University, he began his professional career in the Ford Motor Company Research Laboratory working on a variety of problems related to the environmental impacts of automobile emissions. At Ford he developed an interest in the catalytic chemistry of NOx for diesel emissions control, and he has published extensively on the chemistry and mechanisms of NOx decomposition, selective catalytic reduction, trapping, and oxidation catalysis. In 2004 he joined the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty at the University of Notre Dame as an Associate Professor. At Notre Dame he has continued his research into the theory and molecular simulation of heterogeneous catalysis, with particular emphasis on reaction environment effects on catalytic materials and their implications for mechanism and reactivity. He was promoted to Professor in 2010 and awarded the H. Clifford and Evelyn A. Brosey Chair in the College of Engineering in 2016. He has co-authored more than 190 papers and book chapters, is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is a Senior Editor for The Journal of Physical Chemistry, and was the 2018 recipient of the Giuseppe Parravano Award of the Michigan Catalysis Society.