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Dan Goia

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Goia
CAMP Distinguished Professor
Chemistry & Biomolecular Science
344 CAMP
Clarkson University
PO Box 5814
Potsdam, NY 13699-5814
Phone: 315-268-4411
E-mail: goiadanv@clarkson.edu
Web site: http://www.clarkson.edu/goia

Educational Background
Ph.D. Chemistry, Clarkson University, 1998
M.S. Chemistry, University of Cluj, Romania, 1980
B.S. Chemistry, University of Cluj, Romania, 1979

Research Interests
Our research is focused mainly on the synthesis, characterization, and modification of highly dispersed uniform micrometer, submicrometer, and nanometer size metallic particles with well controlled size, morphology, internal structure, composition, and surface properties. While our efforts are primarily focused on the development of chemical precipitation processes capable of yielding high performance materials for existing and emerging applications, we also conduct the basic research needed to understand the mechanisms responsible for the formation of uniform metallic particles in solutions. Regarding the first aspect, we have successfully developed many novel precipitation methods for economically generating highly dispersed metallic particles of Cu, Ni, Co, Bi, Ag, Au, Pd, Pt, and their alloys for applications in electronics, energy conversion and storage (PEM and SO fuel cells), medicine and biology, emissions control, sensors, and metallurgy. At the same time, our experimental and modeling work on spherical gold and silver particles has contributed to the understanding of the formation mechanism of large uniform colloids in homogeneous solutions by aggregation of nanosize precursors and has resulted in a model that is now widely accepted by the scientific community and is frequently cited in the literature. 


Another rather unique expertise of our group consists of the ability to convert ultrafine uniform metallic particles into metallic platelets/flakes by physical processes. Although under-researched, this interdisciplinary area bordering colloid and surface science, physics, and metallurgy has a significant impact on many applications in defense (obscurant smokes) and electronics. Finally, our knowledge and experience in the preparation and modification of fine metallic particles represents a solid foundation that allows us to do independent research as well as to collaborate effectively with various research groups and companies involved in the development of metallic dispersions and inks for applications in electronics, pigments, catalysis, photonics, coatings, and sensors.


Current Research Project/Grants

Development and Modification of Compounds for Utilization in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Chemical Catalysis; sponsored by Umicore, Inc., Germany/Belgium

Improved Metal Coated Polymer Particles; sponsored by Conpart, AS, Norway

Development of Advanced Silver Particles, sponsored by Ames Goldsmith Corporation, Glens Falls, NY


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (2011 – Present)

Effect of linear aliphatic polyamines on copper removal rate in chemical mechanical planarization (CMP), D. Karunaratne, D. Goia, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology (Electronic Materials & Processing Section), 4 (11), (2015), P5040-P5042, DOI:10.1149/2.0081511jss.

Core-shell Ni-Pt electrocatalysts with controlled depth-gradient of platinum, I. Sevonkaev, J. Njagi, M. Lopez, D. Herein, G. Jeske, D. Goia, Revue Roumaine de Chimie, accepted  January 2015.

Preparation of copper selenide platelets, A. Pal, I. Halaciuga, D. Goia, Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology, 3 (3), (2014), 1000149, DOI: 10.4172/2324-8777.1000149

Size control of noble metal clusters and metallic heterostructures through the reduction kinetics of metal precursors, I. Sevonkaev, D. Herein, G. Jeske, D. Goia, Nanoscale, 6, (2014), 9614-9617, DOI:10.1039/C4NR03045A.

Dipentaerythritol: a novel additive for the precipitation of dispersed Ni particles in polyols, A. Pal, I. Sevonkaev, B. Bartling, J. Rijssenbeek, D. Goia, RSC Adv., 4 (40), (2014), 20909-20914, DOI: 10.1039/c4ra01464b.

Strategies for tailoring the properties of chemically precipitated metal powders, L. Lu, A. Kumar, I. Sevonkaev, D. Goia, Powder Technology, 261 (2014) 87-97, DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2014.04.015.

Nitrolotriacetic acid: a novel reducing agent for synthesizing colloidal gold, J. Njagi, D. Goia, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 421 (2014) 27-32, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2014.01.025.

Mechanism of polyol assisted ccp to hcp crystal phase conversion of nickel particles, I. Sevonkaev, A. Kumar, A. Pal, D. Goia, RSC Advances/The Royal Society of Chemistry, 4, (2014), 3653-3658, DOI: 10.1039/c3ra46138f.

Synthesis of selenium particles with various morphologies, A. Kumar, I. Sevonkaev, D. Goia, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 416, (2014), 119-123, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2013.10.046.

Preparation of dispersed spherical platinum particles with controlled size and internal structure, B. Farrell, I. Sevonkaev, D. Goia, Platinum Metals Review, 57, (2013), 161-168, DOI: 10.1595/147106713X667605.

Sharpening the surface of magnetic paranematic droplets, A. Tokarev, W-K Lee, I. Sevonkaev, D. Goia, K. Kornev; Soft Matter/The Royal Society of Chemistry,  10, (2013),  1917-1923, DOI: 10.1039/c3sm52655k.

Precipitation of spherical and ‘fiber-like’ silver particles, L. Lu, DV Goia, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 407 (2013), 122-127, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2013.06.023.

Preparation of dispersed spherical platinum particles with controlled size and internal structure, BP Farrell, I. Sevonkaev, DV Goia, Platinum Metals Review, 57, 3, (2013), 161-168, DOI: 10.1595/147106713X667605.

Core-shell gold/silver nanoparticles: synthesis and optical properties, L. Lu, G. Burkey, I. Halaciuga, DV Goia, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 392 (2013), 90-95, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2012.09.057.

Growth of highly crystalline nickel particles by diffusional capture of atoms, I. Sevonkaev, V. Privman, DV Goia, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 183, 1, (2013), 014703 (6 pages), DOI: 10.1063/1.4772743.

Synthesis of dispersed metal particles for applications in photovoltaic, catalysis and electronics, I. Sevonkaev, V. Privman, D. V. Goia; Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 17, (2012), 279-297, DOI: 10.1007/s.10008-012-1954-6.

Deposition of continuous nickel shells on polymer microspheres, I. Halaciuga, J.I. Njagi, K. Redford, D.V. Goia; Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 383, 1, (2012), 215-221, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2012.05.055.

Precipitation of silver/palladium alloy platelets from homogeneous solutions, L. Lu, B. P. Farrell, D.V. Goia, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 376, 1, (2012), 62-66, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2012.03.016.

Electrochemical features of ball-milled lithium manganate spinel for rapid charge cathodes of lithium ion batteries, D.J. Crain, J.P. Zheng, C.M. Sulyma, C. Goia, D.V. Goia, D. Roy, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 16, 8, (2012), 2605-2615, DOI: 10.1007/s10008-012-1677-8.

Deposition of continuous platinum shells on gold nanoparticles by chemical precipitation, R. Roy, J. Njagi, B. Farrell, I. Halaciuga and D.V. Goia, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science,369, (2012), 91-95, DOI:10.1016/j.jcis.2011.11.068.

Preparation of counterion stabilized concentrated silver sols, S. LaPlante, I. Halaciuga, D.V. Goia, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science”,359, 1, (2011), 121-125, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2011.03.080.

Precipitation of dispersed silver particles using acetone as reducing agent, I. Halaciuga, S. LaPlante, D.V. Goia, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 354, (2011), 620-623, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2010.11.014.


Book Chapters


Biomedical Applications of Gold Nanoparticles, Tapan K. Sau and Dan V. Goia, In: Fine Particles in Medicine and Pharmacy, Ed. Egon Matijević, Springer, New York, 2011, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-0379-1
 

Presentations (2010 - Present)

Chemical Deposition of Hermetic Silver Shells on Copper Particles, DV Goia, CAMP Annual Technical Meeting, Canandaigua, NY, May 20, 2015

Highly Concentrated Silver Dispersions for Printable Electronics, S. Aerry, A. Kumar, DV Goia, CAMP Annual Technical Meeting, Canandaigua, NY, May 21, 2015

Silver Coated Polymer Microspheres for Electronic and Solar Applications, J. Njagi, DV Goia, CAMP Annual Technical Meeting, Canandaigua, NY, May 21, 2015

Metallic Nanoparticles: Synthesis of Applications, DV Goia, University of Cluj, Romania, October 1, 2014

Advanced Silver Powders for Silicon Solar Cells, DV Goia, CAMP Annual Technical Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 15, 2014

Novel Tuning of Size and Shape of AuNPs for Various Applications, J. Njagi, DV Goia, CAMP Annual Technical Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 15, 2014

Preparation of Cu Selenide and CuIn Selenide particles with Controlled Morphology and Structure, A. Pal, DV Goia, CAMP Annual Technical Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 15, 2014

Structural Isomers as Reducing Agents: A New Approach for Size Controlled Synthesis of Silver Particles for Various Applications, S. Aerry, A. Kumar, DV Goia, CAMP Annual Technical Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 15, 2014

Preparation and Formation Mechanisms of Metallic Particles with Controlled Size, Shape, Structure and Surface Functionality, L. Lu, DV Goia, Woonsocket, RI, February 2013.

Epitaxial Deposition of Thin Platinum Shells on Gold Nanocrystals, B. Farrell, M. Lopez, J. Njagi, D.V. Goia, ACS National Meeting & Exposition, “Half a Century of Fine Particles Science: A Symposium in Honor of Egon Matijevic at 90”, Philadelphia, PA, August 22, 2012.

Synthesis of Au/Pd/Pt Core-Shell-Shell Catalysts for PEM Fuel Cells, Dr. Igor  Sevonkaev, Dr. John I. Njagi, Lu Lu , Dr. Dan V. Goia, Dr. Marco Lopez, Gordon Research Conference, August, 2012.

Core-Shell Pt Based Electrocatalysts, D.V. Goia, CAMP Annual Technical Meeting 2012, CAMP, Clarkson University, Albany, NY, USA, May 17, 2012.

Metal Coated Polymer Particles for Electronic Packaging, I. Halaciuga, K. Redford, D. V. Goia, IMAPS 2010: International Symposium on Microelectronics, Research Triangle Park, NC, November 2010; Best Paper in Session Award.

Inkjet Printable Dispersions of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles, K. Balantrapu, L. Lu, I. Halaciuga, D.V. Goia, IMAPS 2010: International Symposium on Microelectronics, Research Triangle Park NC, November 2010.

Synthesis and applications of highly dispersed uniform metallic nanoparticles, K. Balantrapu, I. Halaciuga, D.V. Goia, PowderMet 2010, International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, Special Interest Program, Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 2010.


Patents (2011 – Present)

'Silver coated copper flakes and methods of their manufacture', Goia, DV, Goia C, Njagi, J I; US Patent Filing # 62/101,447, January 9, 2015.

'Positively charged silicon for lithium-ion batteries', Goia, D.V., Njagi, J.I., filing pending.

'Catalyst particles comprising a layered core-shell-shell structure and method of their manufacture', Lopez, M., Goia, D.V., Sevonkaev, I., US Patent Application # US 13/718,973, Publication # US2014/0171290 A1, June 19, 2014.

'Method and composition for dispersions of gold nanoparticles', Njagi, J.I., Pop, C.V., Goia, D.V., US  Patent Application # 14/183,229, Publication # US2014/0234220 A1; August 21, 2014.

'Method for precipitating silver nanowires from homogeneous aqueous solutions', Lu, L. Goia, D.V., US Provisional Patent Application # 61/770,087 (Attorney Docket # 3138.2.3p), February 27, 2013.

'Method for preparing dispersions of precious metal nanoparticles and for isolating such nanoparticles from said dispersions', Goia, D. V., Morrow, B. J., Matijević, E., Balantrapu, K. Farrell, B.P., US Patent # US 8,529,963 B2; September 10, 2013

‘Aqueous-based method for producing ultra-fine metal powders’, Goia, DV, Andreescu, D., Eastman, C., US Patent # US 8,470,066, June 25, 2013.

‘Silver platelets comprising palladium’, Goia, DV, Farrell, BP, US Patent # US 8,084,140, March 1, 2013.

‘Core/shell-type catalyst particles and methods for their preparation’, Goia, D.V., Lopez, M., Lennartz, M., Becker, C., Chevalliot, S., US Patent # 8,288,308 B2, October 16, 2012.

'Manufacture of base metal nanoparticles using a seed particle method', Goia , D.V., Lopez, M., Sevonkaev, I., International Publication # WO 2012/123442 A1, September 20, 2012.

'Core/shell-type catalyst particles comprising metal or ceramic core materials and methods for their preparation', Goia, D.V., Lopez, M., Lennartz, M., Becker, C., Chevalliot, S., Chinese Patent # ZL200780037674.7, August 29, 2012.

'Core/shell-type catalyst particles comprising metal or ceramic core materials and methods for their preparation', Goia, D.V., Lopez, M., Lennartz, M., Becker, C., Chevalliot, S., US Patent # US 8,227,372 B2, July, 24, 2012.

'Method for producing dispersed, crystalline, stable to oxidation copper particles', Goia, D.V., Halaciuga, I., LaPlante, S.C., Glicksman, H.D., US Patent # US 8,216,340 B2, July 10, 2012.

'Process for the surface modification of a polymer particle', Goia, D.V., Redford, K., Halaciuga, I., Braein Nilsen, C., International Publication # WO 2012/056244 A1, May 3, 2012.

'Silver platelets comprising palladium', Goia, D.V., Farrell, B.P., US Patent # US 8,084,140, December 27, 2011.

'Noble metal nanoparticles, a process for preparing these and their use', Starz, K-A., Goia, D.V., Koehler, J., Banisch, V., US Patent # US 8,071,259,B2, December 6, 2011.

'Use of polyamines for the surface preparation of particles', Goia, D.V., Halaciuga, I., Redford, K., International Patent Application (UK) # PCT/GB2011/052101, October 28, 2011.


Facilities
Jeol JEM 2010 High Resolution Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope
Jeol JSM 7400F High Resolution Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope
Bruker D8 X-Ray Diffractometer
Malvern Mastersizer 2000s Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer
Brookhaven ZetaPlus Particle Size and Zeta Potential Analyzer
Perkin Elmer Pyris 1 Thermogravimetric Analyzer
TA Instruments TMA Q400 Thermomechanical Analyzer
Perkin Elmer Lambda 35 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
Dimatix Inkjet Printer DMP-2831
Ambios Technology XP-2 Surface Profilometer

Research Associates
Corina Goia
John Njagi
Ajeet Kumar

Graduate Students
Christopher Netzband
Dinusha Karunaratne

Recent Graduates
Christopher Netzband, MS, May 2014
Dinusha Karunaratne, PhD, May 2014, Research Assistant, Clarkson University
Sylas LaPlante, PhD, May 2012, Research Chemist, Technic, Inc. Woonsocket, RI
Lu Lu, PhD, May 2013, Research Scientist, Technic, Inc., Woonsocket, RI