Jake Gold

Position title: Graduate Student

Email: jigold@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-0782

2745 Engineering Hall


B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Awarded R. I. Fenton-May Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship (2016-2017)
Awarded Thomas R. and Yolanda S. Stein Scholarship (2015-2016)


  1. Coupling the Chemical Reactivity of Bimetallic Surfaces to the Orientations of Liquid Crystals”, T. Szilvasi, H. Yu, J. Gold, N. Bao, T. Wolter, R. Twieg, N. L. Abbott, and M. Mavrikakis, Materials Horizons 8, 2050 (2021). [DOI]
  2. Designing chemically selective liquid crystalline materials that respond to oxidizing gases”, N. Bao, J. I. Gold, T. Szilvási, H. Yu, R. J. Twieg, M. Mavrikakis, and N. L. Abbott, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 9, 6507 (2021). [DOI]
  3. Influence of multifluorophenyloxy terminus on the mesomorphism of the alkoxy and alkyl cyanobiphenyl compounds in search of new ambient nematic liquid crystals and mixtures”, K. Wang, M. S. Rahman, T. Szilvási, J. I. Gold, N. Bao, H. Yu, N. L. Abbott, M. Mavrikakis, and R. J. Twieg, Liquid Crystals 48, 672 (2020). [DOI]
  4. Binding of Organophosphorus Nerve Agents and Their Simulants to Metal Salts”, J. Gold, T. Szilvási, N. L. Abbott, and M. Mavrikakis, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12, 30941 (2020). [DOI]
  5. Molecular simulations of analyte partitioning and diffusion in liquid crystal sensors”, J. K. Sheavly, J. I. Gold, M. Mavrikakis, and R. C. Van Lehn, Molecular Systems Design & Engineering 5, 304 (2020). [DOI]
  6. New room temperature nematogens by cyano tail termination of alkoxy and alkylcyanobiphenyls and their anchoring behavior on metal salt-decorated surface”, K. Wang, T. Szilvási, J. Gold, H. Yu, N. Bao, P. Rai, M. Mavrikakis, N. L. Abbott, and R. J. Twieg, Liquid Crystals 47, 540 (2020). [DOI]
  7. Amplification of Elementary Surface Reaction Steps on Transition Metal Surfaces Using Liquid Crystals: Dissociative Adsorption and Dehydrogenation”, H. Yu, T. Szilvási, K. Wang, J. I. Gold, N. Bao, R. J. Twieg, M. Mavrikakis, and N. L. Abbott, Journal of the American Chemical Society 141, 16003 (2019). [DOI]
  8. Nanoporous Copper Films by Additive-Controlled Electrodeposition: CO2 Reduction Catalysis”, T. T. H. Hoang, S. Ma, J. I. Gold, P. J. A. Kenis, and A. A. Gewirth, ACS Catalysis 7, 3313 (2017). [DOI]
  9. Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide to Hydrocarbons Using Bimetallic Cu–Pd Catalysts with Different Mixing Patterns”, S. Ma, M. Sadakiyo, M. Heima, R. Luo, R. T. Haasch, J. I. Gold, M. Yamauchi, and P. J. A. Kenis, Journal of the American Chemical Society 139, 47 (2017). [DOI]
  10. A metal-free electrocatalyst for carbon dioxide reduction to multi-carbon hydrocarbons and oxygenates”, J. Wu, S. Ma, J. Sun, J. I. Gold, C. Tiwary, B. Kim, L. Zhu, N. Chopra, I. N. Odeh, R. Vajtai, A. Z. Yu, R. Luo, J. Juo, G. Ding, P. J. A. Kenis, and P. M. Ajayan, Nature Communications 7, 13869 (2016). [DOI]
  11. Carbon nanotube containing Ag catalyst layers for efficient and selective reduction of carbon dioxide”, S. Ma, R. Luo, J. I. Gold, A. Z. Yu, B. Kim, and P. J. A. Kenis, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4, 8573 (2016). [DOI]