Dayton Horvath



Inorganic Chemistry

Materials Chemistry


M.S. Chemistry, UCSB, Spring 2015


Dayton graduated from the University of Connecticut with an Honors B.S. in Chemistry and minors in Materials Science & Engineering and Business. His research interests began at Newtown High School, CT, under their Applied Science Research Program. After consecutive trips to Intel ISEF ('07, '08) and receiving an Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist award for his senior year project, Dayton joined Dr. Steven Suib's research group at UConn. Four years later he completed his University Scholar thesis on Titania Aerogel Photocatalysts and moved to Santa Barbara to join his advisor's PhD advisor: Dr. Galen Stucky. His current research interests include photoelectrochemistry and plasmonically driven artificial photosynthetic devices. Outside of UCSB, he can often be found helping a Santa Monica-based social discovery tech startup, riding his motorcycle, or social dancing.



Synthesis, Characterization, and Photocatalytic Testing of Titania-Based Aerogels for the Degradation of Volatile Organic Compounds, Horvath, Dayton Thomas, Honors Scholar Theses. (2012). Paper 264.
Enhancement of Catalytic Activities of Octahedral Molecular Sieve Manganese Oxide for Total and Preferential CO Oxidation through Vanadium Ion Framework Substitution. Genuino, Homer C.; Meng, Yongtao; Horvath, Dayton T.; Kuo, Chung-Hao; Seraji, Mohammad S.; Morey, Aimee M.; Joesten, Raymond L.; Suib, Steven L. ChemCatChem (2013), 5(8), 2306-2317
Effects of visible and UV light on the characteristics and properties of crude oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions. Genuino, Homer C.; Horvath, Dayton T.; King'ondu, Cecil K.; Hoag, George E.; Collins, John B.; Suib, Steven L. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences (2012), 11(4), 692-702
Preferential oxidation of CO in H2-rich feeds over mesoporous copper manganese oxides synthesized by a redox method. Njagi, Eric C.; Genuino, Homer C.; King'ondu, Cecil K.; Chen, Chun-Hu; Horvath, Dayton; Suib, Steven L. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2011), 36(11), 6768-6779



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