Ellen Murray

Position title: Post-Doctorate

Email: emurray7@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-3777

2743 Engineering Hall


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
University of Wisconsin – Madison

B.S. Chemical Engineering
B.S. Biochemistry
Colorado School of Mines


Roland A. Ragatz Discussion Award – First Place (2016)


  1. Comparing the performance of density functionals in describing the adsorption of atoms and small molecules on Ni(111)”, F. Göltl, E. A. Murray, S. A. Tacey, S. Rangarajan, and M. Mavrikakis, Surface Science 700, 121675 (2020). [DOI]
  2. Exploring Driving Forces for Length Growth in Graphene Nanoribbons During Chemical Vapor Deposition of Hydrocarbons on Ge(001) via Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations”, F. Göltl, E. A. Murray, B. W. J. Chen, R. M. Jacobberger, M. S. Arnold, and M. Mavrikakis, Applied Surface Science 527, 146784 (2020). [DOI]
  3. Facet-controlled Pt–Ir nanocrystals with substantially enhanced activity and durability towards oxygen reduction”, J. Zhu, A. O. Elnabawy, Z. Lyu, M. Xie, E. A. Murray, Z. Che, W. Jin, M. Mavrikakis, and Y. Xia, Materials Today 35, 69 (2020). [DOI]
  4. Anisotropic Synthesis of Armchair Graphene Nanoribbon Arrays from Sub-5 nm Seeds at Variable Pitches on Germanium”, A. J. Way, E. A. Murray, F. Göltl, V. Saraswat, R. M. Jacobberger, M. Mavrikakis, M. S. Arnold, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 10, 4266 (2019). [DOI]
  5. Alignment of semiconducting graphene nanoribbons on vicinal Ge(001)”, R. M. Jacobberger, E. A. Murray, M. Fortin-Deschênes, F. Göltl, W. A. Behn, Z. J. Krebs, P. L. Levesque, D. E. Savage, C. Smoot, M. G. Lagally, P. Desjardins, R. Martel, V. Brar, O. Moutanabbir, M. Mavrikakis, M. S. Arnold, Nanoscale 11, 4864 (2019). [DOI]