Dr. Johnston Bio

M. C. (Bud) and Mary Beth Baird Endowed Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering, Paul D. & Betty Robertson Meek & American Petrofina Fdn. Centennial Professorship in Chemical Engineering

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D., University of Illinois (1981)
B.S., University of Michigan (1977)

Awards & Honors

Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (2013)
National Academy of Engineering (2011)
Designated as one of the 100 Chemical Engineers of the Modern Era, Centennial of Am. Inst. Chem. Engr. (2008)
Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2004)
Discover Magazine Awards for Technological Innovation Finalist (2001)
University of Texas Engineering Foundation Faculty Excellence Award (1990), (1995)
Allan  P. Colburn Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1990)
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher/Scholar (1987)

Selected Publications

Dear, B., J. J. Hung, et al. (2017). "Contrasting the Influence of Cationic Amino Acids on the Viscosity and Stability of a Highly Concentrated Monoclonal Antibody." Pharmaceutical Research 34(1): 193-207 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11095-016-2055-5 

Iqbal, M., B. Lyon, et al. (2017). "High stability and low adsorption of sub-100 nm magnetite nanoparticles grafted with sulfonated copolymers on Berea sandstone in high salinity brine  " Energy & Fuels. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2017.01.080

Alzobaidi, S., C. Da, et al. (2017). "High temperature ultralow water content carbon dioxide-in-water foam stabilized with viscoelastic zwitterionic surfactants." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 488: 79-91 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2016.10.054

Mefford, J. T., X. Rong, et al. (2016). "Water electrolysis on La1-xSrxCoO3-δ perovskite electrocatalysts." Nat. Commun. 7: 11053 http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms11053

Forslund, R. P., J. T. Mefford, et al. (2016). "Nanostructured LaNiO3 Perovskite Electrocatalyst for Enhanced Urea Oxidation." ACS Catal. 6: 5044-5051  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acscatal.6b00487

Hung, J. J., A. U. Borwankar, et al. (2016). "High concentration tangential flow ultrafiltration of stable monoclonal antibody solutions with low viscosities." J. Membr. Sci. 508: 113-126  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2016.02.031

Stover, R. J., E. Moaseri, et al. (2016). "Formation of Small Gold Nanoparticle Chains with High NIR Extinction through Bridging with Calcium Ions." Langmuir 32: 1127-1138  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03639

Mefford, J. T., W. G. Hardin, et al. (2014). "Anion charge storage through oxygen intercalation in LaMnO3 perovskite pseudocapacitor electrodes." Nature materials 13(7): 726-732 

Hardin, W. G., D. A. Slanac, et al. (2013). "Highly active, nonprecious metal perovskite electrocatalysts for bifunctional metal–air battery electrodes." The journal of physical chemistry letters 4(8): 1254-1259  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jz400595z

Slanac, D. A., W. G. Hardin, et al. (2012). "Atomic ensemble and electronic effects in Ag-rich AgPd nanoalloy catalysts for oxygen reduction in alkaline media." Journal of the American Chemical Society 134(23): 9812-9819   http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja303580b

Tam, J. M., J. O. Tam, et al. (2010). "Controlled assembly of biodegradable plasmonic nanoclusters for near-infrared imaging and therapeutic applications." ACS nano 4(4): 2178-2184  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn9015746

Gupta, G., D. A. Slanac, et al. (2009). "Highly stable and active Pt− Cu oxygen reduction electrocatalysts based on mesoporous graphitic carbon supports." Chemistry of Materials 21(19): 4515-4526  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/cm901203n

Ma, L. L., M. D. Feldman, et al. (2009). "Small multifunctional nanoclusters (nanoroses) for targeted cellular imaging and therapy." ACS nano 3(9): 2686-2696  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn900440e

Matteucci, M. E., M. A. Hotze, et al. (2006). "Drug nanoparticles by antisolvent precipitation: mixing energy versus surfactant stabilization." Langmuir 22(21): 8951-8959  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la061122t

Hu, J., K. P. Johnston, et al. (2004). "Nanoparticle engineering processes for enhancing the dissolution rates of poorly water soluble drugs." Drug development and industrial pharmacy 30(3): 233-245 https://dx.doi.org/10.1081/DDC-120030422

Holmes, J. D., K. P. Johnston, et al. (2000). "Control of thickness and orientation of solution-grown silicon nanowires." Science 287(5457): 1471-1473 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/287/5457/1471

Johnston, K. P., K. L. Harrison, et al. (1996). "Water-in-carbon dioxide microemulsions: an environment for hydrophiles including proteins." Science 271(5249): 624 http://search.proquest.com/docview/213565708?pq-origsite=gscholar