Miguel Caban-Acevedo, PhD

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Miguel Caban-Acevedo, PhD
Title Microscopist
Responsibilities Microscopy
Email mcaban@caltech.edu
Phone 626-395-5994 (office)
Office 303 Steele


Role in the KNI

Miguel Caban-Acevedo is the Microscopist for the Kavli Nanoscience Institute.


Miguel earned his BS in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras and PhD degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

List of Managed Instruments


Selected Publications

  • Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Papadantonakis, K. M.; Brunschwig, B. S.; Lewis, N. S., Surface Passivation and Positive Band-Edge Shift of P-Si(111) Surfaces Functionalized with Mixed Methyl/Trifluoromethylphenylacetylene Overlayers. J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 16338–16349 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c02017.
  • Li, W.; Fu, H.-C.; Li, L.; Cabán-Acevedo, M.; He, J.-R.; Jin, S. Integrated Photoelectrochemical Solar Energy Conversion and Organic Redox Flow Battery Devices. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016. 55, 13104–13108. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201606986
  • Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Stone, M. L.; Thomas, J. G.; Ding, Q.; Chang, H.-C.; Tsai, M.-L.; He, J.-H.; Jin, S. Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis using Ternary Pyrite-Type Cobalt Phosphosulphide. Nature Materials, 2015, 14, 1245–1253. DOI: 10.1038/nmat4410
  • Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Kaiser, N. S.; English, C. R.; Liang, D.; Thompson, B.; Chen, H.-E.; Czech, K.; Wright, J. C.; Hamers, R. J.; Jin, S. Ionization of Deep-Donor Defect States Explains Low Photovoltage of Iron Pyrite Single Crystals. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 17163–17179. DOI: 10.1021/ja509142w


Caban-Acevedo, M.; Stone, M. L.; Jin, S. High Performance Earth-Abundant Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction and Other Reactions. 2016, US Patent #: US20170044679A1.